Thursday, April 24, 2014

Don't tell them they can't?

For, by their determination, they show you they can. Now, don't tell yourself you can't.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Men, do you see the winner?

Same solution as for the women. The answer is in the mirror. Still it takes effort. It takes teamwork. It takes commitment.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Female Elite

Run. Ladies. Run.
On the other hand... We all are elite.
Can you pick out the female winner of the Boston Marathon?
What about the winner of your life?
Check out a mirror. She is in there.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Now I Know

When I am with my children all I want to do is be with them. Next to them. Hugging them.

This morning, as every time we see each other, Gully was all there. Had to be next to me. Touching me. Ever close.

I now know what receiving that love feels like. To be that loved, that wanted, that you have to be that close.

And as much as that is, God loves each of us more.

Thursday, April 17, 2014


The rhubarb is growing.

Fifteen years ago I bought a rhubarb plant but it never thrived, despite all that did I for it. Sun. Water. Fertilizer. Composite. Eventually it died.

Last year a Vermont neighbor was weeding her garden. On a walk, we offered our hellos from the street. Her reply was if you really want to be neighborly you can help me weed. We stopped. We paused. We weeded.

As we all enjoyed being neighbors and getting to know each other better, compliments to the rhubarb patch were made. Healthy. Great stalk. Beautiful bounty. Next thing we know we are heading home with bags full of some mighty fine roots.

Here is hoping a mighty root stalk will put forth a beautiful harvest.

Rhubarb is so much like life itself.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Where has the time gone?

Eleven months and counting at the new job. This repurposed and recycled thank you note was left on my desk last week. "Thank you for showing up." That is what I do; show up and pitch in.

Yesterday I was asked to modify a Microsoft Template. My answer, "I don't know how to do that but I'll figure it out and get back to you."

Researched the task last night. Will implement a course of action today.

It's a hokey card. It's a low paying job. I'll never get monetarily rich here, but my daughter will go to college. And I get back so much more for just showing up.

Thank you, Boss.