Ah, the magic of New Year’s Eve, a day and night filled with hope, dreams, and good intentions. We make the time to look back, reflecting upon the past year and measure what went right, and what went wrong. We commit to ceasing our ‘bad’ habits on January 1st, then find ourselves sickened from the leftover Christmas cookies and candy by end of day, disgusted by our ‘lack’ of willpower. ￼ Continue reading “And just like that – it’s 2023!”
As we embark on the Thanksgiving holiday, I cannot help but think of those who may not have much to be thankful for.
It’s easy for some of us to joyfully declare that there is always something to be grateful for, no matter how dire our situation may seem.
We’re alive! We woke up this morning! We can make this day anything we want it to be!
But those of us who are proclaiming that have a roof over our head, heat in our homes, and food on our table. We awoke with a pain or an ache, maybe two or more, but we put our feet on the floor and started our day with gratitude. Continue reading “Giving Thanks – Not for Everyone.”
As we wind down our Fourth of July celebrations and close out this day, I’d like to share with you a piece I wrote for Beautiful Table Settings Magazine, an online publication for a private Facebook group. It was an honor to craft this piece and I enjoyed my walk down memory lane – as well as being reminded of how Independence Day is celebrated not only in our great nation, but around the world.
Celebrating the Red, White, and Blue: Fun Facts about Fourth of July Traditions in America and Around the World.
The Fourth of July, America’s birthday, is celebrated annually all over the United States. National Flags, cookouts, parades, and fireworks are just some key facets of these festivities.
As a nation, we have much to be grateful for. Yet it seems that all too often, people lose sight of what Independence Day truly commemorates and what our jubilant July Fourth festivities are intended to celebrate. Continue reading “Celebrating the Red, White, and Blue: Fun Facts about Fourth of July Traditions in America and Around the World.”
“We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.” – William Faulkner
Happy Fourth of July to all and Happy Birthday, America! 🇺🇸❤️