So I did!

 

Walking down an alley, I saw this request on a neighbor’s backyard fence.  

So, I complied.

I smiled and immediately felt better.

I felt a connection with my neighbor or whoever wrote this. 

The neighborhood felt less lonely. Continue reading “So I did!”

Play for the world

If you ever dreamed of playing for millions around the world, now is your chance. Play inside, play for the world.    Nike Post on Instagram

 

Now more than ever, we are one team. #playinside #playfortheworld       Nike on Twitter

 

~Photo Lori Greer in Portland~

 

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An Optimist!

~Photo Lori Greer in Portland

Italy has been on my shortlist of places to since my return from Europe in 2016.

Not in 2017, my daughter-in-law was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer a few months after giving birth to her first child. 

Not in 2018, she was still fighting and I was caring for her and her baby.

Not in 2019, she was still fighting and I was caring for her and her toddler.  

She died in late 2019.  Continue reading “An Optimist!”

Because I’m worth it

Breakfast for one   ~Photo Lori Greer in Portland~    

 

I am trying to make every meal an “event”  even if I am eating alone.

On second thought, especially if I am eating alone. Continue reading “Because I’m worth it”

But be gracious

Be pretty if you can, witty if you must, but be gracious if it kills you.  Elsie de Wolfe

Elsie de Wolfe  Architectural Digest

Elsie de Wolfe lived and died a long time ago.

Her words are timeless. Continue reading “But be gracious”

But be gracious

Be pretty if you can, witty if you must, but be gracious if it kills you.  Elsie de Wolfe

Elsie de Wolfe  Architectural Digest

Elsie de Wolfe lived and died a long time ago.

Her words are timeless. Continue reading “But be gracious”

Everyone has setbacks…

“Everyone has setbacks, disappointments and missed opportunities.

But wallowing in the past and focusing on the negatives is a sure way to doom your future.

So put the past behind you and embrace today as the beginning of your new season.” — Edward T. Creagan, M.D. Mayo Clinic

~Photo http://www.pexels.com/pixabay~

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Everyone hustles his life along

I am fascinated by Seneca who wrote about how to live centuries ago.

~Photo   Woman on Swing    http://www.pexels.com/Pixabay~

“Everyone hustles his life along, and is troubled by a longing for the future and weariness of the present.  But the man who … organizes every day as though it were his last, neither longs for nor fears the next day… Continue reading “Everyone hustles his life along”

If you want happiness…

 

~Photo http://www.pexels.com/pixabay.com

If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. Continue reading “If you want happiness…”

I lost my job…

They sold the company?

I couldn’t believe it when I heard the news in mid-November.

The company was sold and everything would close on December 31st.

In six weeks, I would be out of a job.

Then to add insult to injury, the company decided to close on December 14th.  Continue reading “I lost my job…”