Good Morning: Don’t Expect Much… From Others

“Expect nothing; live frugally on surprise.“ ~Alice Walker Good morning! This morning, I was thinking about the number of people that I talked to whose entire day was influenced by their expectations of others. “He (or she) should have….” “If … Continue reading

Good Morning: Tear Down Those Walls

“Before I built a wall I’d ask to know what I was walling in or walling out.“ ~Robert Frost Good morning! Frost’s quote reminds us that whenever we build a wall, we not only keep something in, but we also … Continue reading

Good Morning: Be Courageous

“…courage is only an accumulation of small steps.” ~George Konrád Good morning! As we greet the second Sunday of this New Year, I thought this quote is a great reminder of what courage is and how we develop it. Many … Continue reading

Good Morning: There Is No “Try” When Achieving Goals

“Do or do not. There is no ‘try’.” ~Yoda Good morning! And now, on this second day of January, let us spring into action, taking practical steps forward toward the personal goals we have set for ourselves this year.   … Continue reading

Good Morning: Listen to Your Heart

“Heart is what separates the good from the great.” ~Michael Jordan  Good morning!   I hope that everyone had a wonderful and safe holiday celebration and that safety and peace continue to be yours as we enjoy family and prepare to … Continue reading

Good Morning: What is Christmas Spirit, Anyway?

“He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.” ~Roy L. Smith, (from Joy to the World, 2003; Hallmark Books)  Good morning!   While we check our light strings for working lights, and gather cookie-making … Continue reading

Good Morning: Real Wealth Cannot be Taken from You

“Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.” ~Oscar Wilde   Good morning!   As many of us make our last minute Christmas preparations, tying ribbons and bows, … Continue reading

Good Morning: Capture the Magical Moments

“We don’t remember days, we remember moments.” ~Cesare Pavese   Good morning!   This is the time of year when we see moments more clearly, as we cherish the holiday season and our time with friends and family. Perhaps one of … Continue reading

Good Morning: Reflect on the Reason for the Season

“A Christmas candle is a lovely thing; it makes no noise at all, but softly gives itself away; while quite unselfish, it grows small.” ~Eva K. Logue   Good morning!   When my daughter was eight years old, she created a … Continue reading