Being Thankful

Don’t forget to take a few moments sometime in your daily chores to be thankful for what you have. Some of us have a bit more than others but we all have and want the same things, or so I assume. Health, happiness, world peace and financial stability. We only can hope that we can achieve them all and that …

A Salute to a Friend

I felt a need to share this after so very long. I was thinking about this and wanted to share. It was a sad day for my son and his longtime girlfriend. Allison’s father has passed after a long and drawn out battle with his health. Joe had a liver transplant over 11 months ago and whatever problem someone could have …

Preparing for the Holidays

I like to touch base every year before the holidays to share my thoughts about preparing with all of you. Each and every one of us, no matter what we practice or believe, have some kind of connection with the upcoming holidays from Thanksgiving through New Years. We love to gift, entertain, dine, cocktail, and receive gifts. Preparing for all …

Acts of Kindness

 I wake each morning hoping to help someone achieve their dreams. I use small acts of kindness throughout my day, hoping that the act can help move someone closer to their dream, or if nothing else, make their day better. If each of us tried to do an act of kindness a day, what would that world look like? As …

Gathering The Family

With the holidays coming up and the crazy work schedules of our family, we always try, like everyone else, to gather on the holidays. While we make a valiant effort, sometimes we just can’t all be together in the same spot at the same time. So, in between the major holiday gatherings, I like to have smaller gatherings so that everyone …

Turning of the Weather

No matter what we do, what we say, or how much we try to deny it, winter will be sneaking up on us whether we like it or not. I love the change when the air becomes a bit chilly and the sweaters come out, but then shortly after, the drop goes right to my bones and does not leave …

A Lesson Learned

I recently got involved in a little, shall I say, soap opera kind of thing. It was something I often shy away from but thought I might be helping a friend. I shared information about someone thinking I was doing the right thing and would be appreciated for it, but of course it backfired. My husband told me not to …

A SALUTE FROM THE PAST- PLEASE READ

November 2014   Dear Old Friends of Timmy’s Regatta:   After 5 years of running my own foundation and helping children who are patients at CHOP by donating funds to make their stays more comfortable, the Evening of Inspiration would like to invite everyone who was involved in Timmy’s Regatta Auction to “COME OUT TO SALUTE YOUR WORK.” Come out …

A Fall Morning

As I walked my dog this morning,  the sun was beginning to rise. It drew my attention and held me there, studying the beauty of the moment. I then took a breathe and slowly looked around my year. Although it is sad to say goodbye to the summer and the beauty of the flowers and the trees, the colors were …

A Gathering

Planning a fundraiser is a job. There is no doubt about it, no getting around it, and no easy way in or out of it. I say these words only if you want it to work. I have been a fundraiser for years and was self taught. I read a lot, planned a lot, recruited a lot of helpers, and …