The Soundtrack of My Life
My Ruby Slippers
Picrure of Dorothy's Ruby Red Slippers with a Quote from Glinda in "The Wizard of Oz"

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It is curious how footwear plays such an important role in certain iconic stories and fairy tales.  From Cinderella’s glass slippers to Dorothy’s ruby slippers, shoes have played a prominent role in changing the lives of some fictional heroines.  In reality, there are some people who give the same reverence and level of importance to their own menagerie of footwear.  I am…

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I Kind of Like You

I Kind of Like You

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Beach Scene

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It has been a very long week … the kind of week which seems like it will never end.  Today, I was in dire need of some kindness, and I was fortunate to receive it from one of the finest gentlemen in all of Louisville.

Michael is an elderly gentleman, and the very thought of this dear, sweet person makes me smile big time.  I…

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Permission Granted

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Be Kind To Yourself Quote

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For as long as I can remember, I have found it much easier to be kinder to others than to myself.  That old saying, “You can’t love someone until you love yourself”, used to confound me, because while I was my own worst enemy, I often was everyone else’s best friend.  Then, there is the classic twist on this saying that goes, “No-one…

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We Can Be Heroes

We Can Be Heroes

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Maya Angelou Quote About Being A Hero

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Yesterday marked the thirteenth anniversary of 9/11, and like many people, I found myself reliving the horrific events of that terrifying day.  Even after over a decade, the raw emotions resurfaced with every image and news clip that replayed the mass destruction and loss of over 3,000 lives, and I found myself dissolving in tears a…

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As the thirteenth anniversary of 9/11 looms, I find my mind wandering back to the horrific events of that day. 

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As the thirteenth anniversary of 9/11 looms, I find my mind wandering back to the horrific events of that day. 

Sunday Best
Photo of Trail Running Gear

My Sunday Best

Donning my Sunday best to head out to the trails for a long overdue and much-needed run on this absolutely stunning morning. Moments like these, when I feel happy and content with my perfectly flawed self and my beautifully messy life, make me immensely grateful that I hung on when all I wanted to do was let go. It definitely gets better, and I’ve definitely got this …

Photo of the Sun Shining About the Tree Tops and Againt a Bright Blue Sky

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Teach Your Children Well

Teach Your Children Well

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A Parent Holding A Child's Hand

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As a parent, I feel an extraordinary sense of responsibility to be the best parent possible for my two daughters.  By that, I don’t mean being a perfect parent, as no such creature exists, except perhaps in movies or in books.  I don’t have script writers and multiple takes or authors and rewrites to get it right, and I just try to…

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Life is Like a Box of Chocolates

Life is Like a Box of Chocolates

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Picture of a Large Box of Chocolates

Sweet Treat

Last weekend, I celebrated another birthday, and I was the very grateful recipient of many acts of kindness courtesy of my friends and family.  Of all the presents and kind gestures, though, one stood out among the rest.  What made it memorable and special had nothing to do with the gift itself, but it has everything to do with the gift bearer…

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From the Bottom of My Big Heart …

From the Bottom of My Big Heart . . .

Thank You Quote

Heartfelt Thanks

As my birthday winds to a close, I am left feeling completely and utterly overwhelmed in the best possible way, thanks to all of the messages, calls, texts, cards, and gifts from my family and friends near and far.  It has been a rainy day here in Kentucky, but these well wishes have made for one very happy and bright birthday indeed.  After such an emotional week leading up to…

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Happy Birthday to Me

Happy Birthday to Me

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The Best Is Yet To Be Quote

Another Year

I am only minutes into being another year older, and I find myself both looking back and looking ahead.  As I reflect on the year that just ended, I am in awe of how much has changed since my last birthday and also how much has remained the same.  Last year was filled with unexpected opportunities and blessings and unimaginable heartache and challenges, and in the end, I am right…

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