Re-shining my Sparkling Spirit…

As I was leaving work late Friday evening, I walked past a cubicle that had a calendar with the saying on it “Never Let Anyone Dull Your Sparkle” and I literally stopped to take a picture because the words packed a punch that hit me square upside my head.  After a long and trying day at… Read More

Flowing like an Artesian Well

Artesian Well:  “well from which water flows under natural pressure without pumping.”  ~www.brittanica.com~ We have an artesian well on our river property.  The water flows continuously twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week and three hundred and sixty-five days a year.  It is amazing to me that with the continuous output of water, that it has never run dry.… Read More

Living on Faith…

God puts rainbows in the clouds so that each of us – in the dreariest and most dreaded moments – can see a possibility of hope.                                ~Maya Angelou A friend of mine is in the battle of her life… she is… Read More

A Community Coming Together…

Come on people now Smile on your brother Everybody get together Try to love one another Right now ~The Youngbloods “Get Together” I met a woman named Teresa back in April when we both attended a camp in northern Minnesota.  Neither of us knew the other was going and the only interaction we had with… Read More

An Empty Chair – gone from here but never forgotten…

I went to the parade this year in my small hometown.  Normally we do not make it to the parade but this year was different.  The high school alumni marching band was in the parade as they usually are… folks from several classes (mainly from the 60’s and 70’s) have done this every year but… Read More

Side Effects of “Happy Drug”…

“You are the most energized I have ever seen…” That is what my husband told me a little over two years ago while I was planning my first fund-raising event.  My entrance into fund-raising arose from a comment I literally blurted out one day while overhearing Christopher Straub (local fashion designer and contestant on season… Read More

Live Simply…

“Live simply so others can simply live” This was the saying my girlfriend had tattooed on her shoulder several years ago as a way to stay connected to her mom who had died in a car accident a few years earlier.  Her mom was one of the most gentle souls I have ever known and… Read More

A Driving Spirit…

I have mentioned in previous blogs that I have been pulling together a community effort fundraiser and tomorrow is the BIG EVENT!  We have pulled off getting fifteen small businesses to be part of a downtown walking “tour” for our guests followed by a fashion show featuring some of the most incredibly brave and beautiful women… Read More

Pretty in Pink

-Helen Keller October 2011… a friend died.  Her physical body left us after waging a tremendous battle against a formidable foe… breast cancer.  For over a year before she passed,  she shared her journey through mass text messages and emails as she travelled hundreds of miles for treatment in another state.  Her messages were always… Read More