I feel her sense of love and support
She was not just a yes-man
but she understood
I feel she’s always looking over my shoulder – -
Would she approve of it, what I was doing in that moment
Yes, I think of my toasty bathroom
Boss always used to turn the furnace off at night… but now I keep the heat on and wake up to a toasty bathroom. A little gracious way to live life. And to work hard, I love that, too.
Wherever you are, dig in and give. Sometimes we want to change jobs, move into a different community, get a new job, (or a new spouse!) :) . But no matter where we are or want to go, we need to be giving, right now.
Flowers love to shower their seeds. But it doesn’t mean they uproot themselves to do so. Your seeds can spread — your impact — even where you are. The force of life, or the wind, will help carry your talents where they need to be.
Mary Engelbreit was born in 1952 and is a graphic artist and children’s book illustrator who launched her own magazine, Mary Engelbreit’s Home Companion in 1996. Mary Engelbreit was born in St. Louis, Missouri, United States, North America. She began her career by designing and creating greeting cards, for which she eventually became famous. Later on she wrote and illustrated children’s books.
Interested in art throughout her school years, Engelbreit eventually began to work for a local advertising company, Hot Buttered Graphics. Hoping to work as an illustrator of children’s books, she shopped her portfolio around New York City without success. At the suggestion of one art director, she began working in greeting cards; her first nationally distributed greeting card featured a malapropism that played off an old saying, “Life is just a bowl of cherries”, showing a girl looking at a chair piled high with bowls, with the legend: “Life is just a chair of bowlies.” She also sold her greeting cards, and it was a hit in University City. It was called: “…a vast empire of cuteness!” Mary has her own star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame.
Don’t let doubt into for your life, for it is not a friend. He is not your companion in any way. Would you go on a special walk with Doubt in the hills? Take Doubt to lunch? Get married to Doubt?
Then stop spending time with him – especially in your mind.
William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 [baptized] – 23 April 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist and often called England’s national poet and the “Bard of Avon”. Between 1585 and 1592 he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part-owner of a playing company called the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, later known as the King’s Men. His works and collaborations consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, the authorship of some of which is uncertain. His numerous works include Hamlet, King Lear, Romeo and Juilet, and Much Ado About Nothing. To this day his works have been repeatedly adopted, rediscovered, and reinterpreted in many contexts around the world. (Bio source: Wikipedia: William Shakespeare and Quote source: Quotes on Fear and Other Profound Sayings)
“We are happy when we have family, we are happy when we have friends and almost all the other things we think make us happy are actually just ways of getting more family and friends.”
- Daniel Todd Gilbert, psychologist
Let’s be grateful for all the happiness in our lives today. To truly cherish family, call a long-lost friend, or spend less time on work — and more time on someone.
All the ‘someones’ in our lives are what give us joy. Appreciate!
Daniel Todd Gilbert (born November 5, 1957) is Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. He is a social psychologist known for his research (with Timothy Wilson of the University of Virginia) on affective forecasting, with a special emphasis on cognitive biases such as the impact bias. Gilbert authored Stumbling on Happiness, which won the 2007 Royal Society Prizes for Science Books, adding to his list of numerous awards for his teaching and research. A high school dropout at age 19, he aspired to be a science fiction writer but when a creative writing class he wanted to take was full he took up psychology instead at University of Colorado Denver and Princeton University. He also wrote essays that appeared in The New York Times and TIME, among others, and penned short stories that were published in Amazing Stories, Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine and many other magazines and anthologies. He is the co-writer and host of the NOVA television series “This Emotional Life.” He and his wife Marilynn Oliphant live in Cambridge, Massachusetts.