Count Your Blessings

A couple times each month, I take a little time out of my hectic schedule to stop at Panera Bread in my neighborhood. Whether I just need a quiet space near the fireplace to write or a warm bowl of chicken soup to offer me a little comfort before going home, I treat myself to…

Meet and Greet: 10/29/16 — DREAM BIG DREAM OFTEN

Come on out and meet new bloggers! Leave a link in the comments, and then mix and mingle. I always find new blogs to follow at Dream Big Dream Often’s Blog Parties. I hope to see you there! It’s the Meet and Greet weekend everyone!! Ok so here are the rules: Leave a link to…

You Shouldn’t Have

This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad. As I typed those words, I sang them in my head as I remember hearing Renee Campbell singing them at the lectern in Mass. All sorts of wonderful memories have been revisiting me lately (as you know if you’ve been following…

What Happens When You Leave the Huddle?

Last night my husband and I were sitting at the bar in one of our favorite restaurants– waiting to be seated. The place was packed. We had to inch our way through a gridlock of bodies, handbags, toddlers, and a few timid waiters wielding weighty trays just to make a pit stop at the bar….

Pouring Without Pontificating

Every time I go to a restaurant, the waiter or waitress always asks if I’d like water as I wait for my appetizers or aperitif. I use my best Southern manners to say “No thank you, Sweetie.” Other times I might say, “Yes, please — no lemon.” Since I don’t usually request water at restaurants…

Fear of the Unknown

Chicken Little and the boy who cried wolf stand out in my mind as fairy tale alarmists–striking fear in the hearts of everyone they encountered. In the real world, I’ve heard people say, “This is the beginning of the end.” I heard it after the Oklahoma City Bombings, after 9-11, and after the theater shooting…

Powerful Partnerships

I love collecting and sharing quotes that I can apply to leadership — all kinds of quotes: movie quotes, those I find on Twitter, or just quips I hear in passing that sometimes make me chuckle–like “I’m finer than frog’s hair.” This is in response to a question of “How are you today?” Probably my…