I stumble into a lot of good things in my life quite by accident. I mean seriously, it’s the ultimate charmed existence. So many of the wonderful moments I’ve been blessed with have been unplanned and unexpected. But never in my wildest dreams did I imagine I might someday be labeled an athlete.
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Recently I posed a serious question to my Facebook friends, asking them to define success. I confess that I had an ulterior motive, because I wanted to see how their responses would measure up against a theory that’s been rattling around inside my head for quite some time. I only had a handful of takers, […]
The following post has been going around Facebook over the past couple of days, and it is wrong on so many levels that I hardly know where to begin. Shame on you America: the only country where we have homeless without shelter, children going to bed without eating, elderly going without medical needs & mentally […]
It catches me by surprise sometimes, the reflections inspired from teaching my daughter’s Sunday School class. Last weekend, the topic was “friendship,” and we studied from the biblical example of David and Jonathan. It got me thinking…what is friendship, exactly? And what is the difference between having friends and being a friend? Merriam-Webster defines friend […]
20 years is a long time to lay claim to a label, especially one that describes who you were far more accurately than who you’ve become. In my case it is a label that was correctly bestowed on me during my senior year of high school, when I was voted “Most Shy.” Back then, that’s […]
2007 was a very good year. What do I have to be so thankful for, you may ask? Why, it was all chronicled right here in this very blog. First, there was the big executive promotion in January. February saw most of the miraculous series of events that led to the improbable sale of our […]
I got a letter today from my alma mater university, and I’m sure it had quite the opposite effect on me from what was intended. The 5-page letter sings the praises of the current freshman class, the class of 2011. There’s a lot to be proud of in this class, and I’m glad to see […]
Posted in Reflections on Aug 9th, 2007
Back in the day when I was a newbie college graduate, carefree and unemployed, poised to shortly begin graduate study in the field that would launch my career, I spent a summer immersed in an intensive Spanish language program at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. While there, I befriended another American in the program who […]
Today, a friend paid me a very nice compliment. She said I was the best working mom she’s ever known, with a job that entails a high degree of responsibility while also coordinating the busy schedules of two well-rounded, happy kids, and that I manage to do it all cheerfully and without ever having bags […]
For longer than I care to admit, I’ve been feeling a call to donate my time in some type of community service capacity—a quiet but persistent voice telling me that with all the rich blessings in my life, I’m supposed to be giving something back. Rather than taking action, however, I have hemmed and hawed […]