Monday Morning Motivation

“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.”

Anne Lamott Last week, I was on a silent retreat at the abbey of Gethsemani. I did a lot of unplugging and I think I work again. Try it. Be the best version of yourself today. I'm rooting for you.   Check out my post "Meditation at Gethsemani" to read about one day on this… Continue reading “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.”

Monday Morning Motivation

I’ve decided to be happy because it is good for my health.

-Voltaire I was recently on an extended family vacation - the whole MacDermott Clan went to Disney World to celebrate the birthday of my mom who turned 80. Now, here is someone who has decided to be happy every day! My mother's life has been filled with all sorts of ups and downs and she… Continue reading I’ve decided to be happy because it is good for my health.

Monday Morning Motivation

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me. I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”

Emma Lazarus: "The New Colossus"  Emma's poem is on the base of the Status of Liberty: "A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame is the imprisoned lightening, and her name Mother of Exiles." Happy Birthday, to the United States of America. Hoping my country will soon have a mother as President of the United… Continue reading “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me. I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”