Today’s Thought

“True intelligence operates silently.  Stillness is where creativity and solutions to problems are found.”  Source: Eckhart Tolle

Today’s Thought

“Since you alone are responsible for your thoughts, only you can change them. You will want to change them when you realize that each thought creates according to its own nature. Remember that the law works at all times and that you are always demonstrating according to the kind of thoughts you habitually entertain. Therefore, start now to think only those thoughts that will bring you health and happiness.”  Source: Paramahansa Yogananda

Nobody Does It Better: Bob Dylan Awarded Nobel Prize in Literature

Today’s Thought

“People are liked stained-glass windows.  They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.”  Source: Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

School to Dad: Do You Have Internet?

“I had one of the challenging conversations of my life speaking with your father today,” Savannah’s English teacher whispered in her ear.  Mr. Marris had met Jose, Savannah’s dad, at a meeting earlier that day, and upon seeing her in class, couldn’t resist venting.

Having my own painful encounters with Jose, I felt his pain.  Still, I thought his remark crossed a line and wondered if Savannah had been dubbed “the kid with the father who _____.”

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Wordless Wednesday


The Heartache and Anger of Dealing with a Child Who Steals

I slept with my wallet in my pillowcase last night hoping it would deter my daughter’s sticky fingers.  But, when I went to retrieve it this morning to pay the dog walker, to my shock and horror, it was empty.  A lone receipt laid in the fold created to hold bills.  Every last dollar was gone.

Savannah had just left for school and was waiting for the elevator when I made the discovery.  I immediately swung open the door and yelled down the hall for her to return.

“Where’s the money?!” I yelled, flashing the flimsy wallet that she had made for me at camp with duct tape. “Where’s the money?”

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