“Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens. Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens. Brown paper packages tied up with strings. These are a few of my favorite things.” -From the Sound of Music The sun is warmly shining and the temperatures are (finally) supposed to hit the 60’s today. As I took my morning … More What Are Your Favorite Things?
Easter Sunday is quickly approaching. It is a time of the year when Christians across the globe celebrate their faith and love. To commemorate this special holiday, I wanted to share a couple of inspirational stories I recently read in Chicken Soup for the Soul. This series of heart-warming books touch my heart and soul … More Sharing the Love
My husband, Jim and I had both grown up in the country and were used to dogs and other animals. Once we met and married, we both knew that our little family wouldn’t be complete until we added pets of our own to the mix. During the early years, this mix included a couple of … More A ‘Good ole Puppy Dog’
“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.” … More The Force of Love
Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and loved ones will soon be seated around the table enjoying turkey and dressing, fixings and dessert. This time of the year is traditionally a time when folks stop to give thanks for their many blessings. It is a tradition that is well-worth carrying on and teaching to our younger generation. … More What Are You Thankful For?
Don’t let the sacrifice of our loved ones be forgotten. The United States is still THE GREATEST COUNTRY ON EARTH. … More A Heartfelt Thanks!
Many, many songs, poems, books, magazine articles, blogs and movies have been written about the power of love. Until you allow this feeling into your life you never really understand what all the fuss is about. Recently, I have been reminded of the importance (and necessity) of doing just that. Love comes in many forms … More The Power of Love
“It’s only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth–and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up– that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.” -Elisabeth Kubler-Ross As the temperatures start to … More Our Changing Times…
Have you ever watched a 2-year old who was trying to accomplish a task that had never been done before? Or watched a small kitten try and try to fit inside of a container that wasn’t quite within reach? If so, you have witnessed one of Mother Nature’s greatest gifts…the gift of pure old fashioned … More Nature’s Wonders
The memory of the 21-gun salute by local military personnel at my Dad’s funeral in 1968 still chills me to the bone. I vividly remember standing beneath the attending adults as a (just turned) 5-year old wondering what was going on. Our beloved Dad had died unexpectedly at 34, while on a business trip to … More A Father’s Legacy…