Monday, June 30, 2014


When everything is astonishing, nothing is astonishing; this is how the world is to children.
-Antone Rivaroli

The expression says it all.  My nephew was so happy and seemed a bit surprised when he hit the ball off the T.

Monday, June 23, 2014

25:52 {Garden}

Motivational Monday

The more help a person has in his garden, the less it belongs to him.
-William H Davis

In ponderance (and no that is not a real word, but as an SLP I make up words all the time) of this quote I find that I am equating it to these questions...  Is your life your own?  Or are you living your life to appease others?

When living your life to appease others you may find yourself to be a bit of a dandelion in a luscious green lawn.  

I would not want dandelions in my garden...

They are quick to repopulate

When living your life as you are and as you are intended to be; you may find yourself to be a happy flower with your heart at the center of your life.

This flower so perfectly had a heart in the center when I picked it from the pot.

 It just made me smile...

May your heart show through your garden of life.

Monday, June 16, 2014

24:52 {the truth}

Speak the truth even if your voice shakes.
-Maggie Kuhn

The truth, when we speak about our downfalls or offenses we've caused; often makes our voice shake.  Sometimes, hearing the truth makes our voices feel shaky inside even when we ourselves have said nothing.

Go see Leann

Monday, June 9, 2014

23:52 {do it again}

Motivational Monday

Don't put off for tomorrow what you can do today, because if you enjoy it today you can do it again tomorrow.
-James A. Michener

Children master this quote.  They play hard all day, and at times refuse bedtime routines with determination to get in a few more minutes of play.  This was the scene I saw on the living room floor as my nephews were getting ready for bed...

The general setup

Eddie and Maggie are apparently off to somewhere...

Perhaps this tea party... 

I put off writing today... until late tonight.  This is something I shouldn't have done.  I won't enjoy it that much more tomorrow.  I put it off to spend time with this little one...

Why are you taking a picture again??
T. will jump off the swing over and over and over... no putting fun off until tomorrow!

Monday, June 2, 2014

22:52 {little pleasures}

Motivational Monday 22:52

There are a thousand tiny things from which one can weave a bright necklace of little pleasures of one's life.
-Hermann Hesse

There were a thousand tiny things I could have photographed which would depict what my life's necklace would look like.  However, rings tell my story of life.  It tells of one of the most important things I find pleasure in; living life through experiences with other people.  

It all started out with a gift of a ring, then another gift of a ring, and yet another. It has since morphed into me purchasing a ring from various countries or during various points in my life, with each one having it's own story.

Some of the collection...
The baltic amber may tell you a story of Estonia, whereas the red coral may be a story related to Hawaii.  The blue sapphire may indicate a graduation, where as the spinel may tell of a sisters weekend in Duluth, MN.  The silver paisley designed ring may tell you a funny story relating to Africa, where as the aquamarine may tell of another graduation.  The two right hand rings may tell a story of adulthood, whereas the gold lattice style may tell of Christmas.  And the twin silver leaves may tell you a story of Finland.  The only way for you to find out is to spend a little bit of time with me, and who knows perhaps you'll never find out but I'll acquire a ring to go with our experience.

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