Best Tuesday Ever

The fact that it's Giving Tuesday is reason enough to celebrate. But this year, Giving Tuesday falls on my birthday: December 1. It's the best Tuesday ever! Following Black Friday…

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World Kindness Day
No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.

World Kindness Day

“Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” – Mark Twain It may fall on Friday the 13th this year but there's no reason…

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Raising Piper
"I can has shoes?"

Raising Piper

We didn't plan on getting another dog and certainly not a puppy. But sometimes fate steps in the way and you've got no choice but to follow. It started with…

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A Different Kind of Fourth of July
Watermelon: A Fourth of July Tradition

A Different Kind of Fourth of July

It's the Fourth of July! A day when Americans across the nation celebrate our independence with flags, hot dogs, watermelon, and fireworks. We join in the fun of course with…

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Pi Day of the Century

Perhaps you've heard of it: Pi Day. The day when math enthusiasts across the country celebrate March 14, or the first 3 digits of Pi. This year marks a significant…

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A Collection of Happy

Rough patches. You know: a landslide of discouraging events that just bring you down and it all seems to happen at once. Illness, injury, frustration, stress, exhaustion... I doubt that few people…

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Ode to the Trees

I have always loved trees. Not just an "oh, aren't they pretty" kind of reaction but a deep reverance for their stoic beauty and dignified peace. They provide a haven…

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