Monday Morning Motivation

“Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice,

here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word; always doing the smallest right and doing it all for love.” ― St. Therese of Lisieux A while ago, I read Story of a Soul, the Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux. She lived a short but beautiful life and teaches the world how to… Continue reading “Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice,

Monday Morning Motivation

” There is an endearing tenderness in the love of a mother to her son that transcends all other affections of the heart.”

-Washington Irving My son, Christopher, turns 24 this week. My earliest memory of our relationship was when we were getting ready to leave the hospital after his birth. I had this incredible feeling of intense anquish; at that moment, I knew that he would leave me someday. This little person whom I fell in love… Continue reading ” There is an endearing tenderness in the love of a mother to her son that transcends all other affections of the heart.”

Monday Morning Motivation

“The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.”

― Ronald Reagan A couple weeks ago, I visited the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi, California. I love these libraries. They capture a brief moment in history from the vantage point of an important world leader. Full disclosure - I'm a fan of this one! Ronald Reagan was a champion of people - of… Continue reading “The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.”

Monday Morning Motivation

“Why is it that we understand playing the cello will require work, but we attribute writing to the magic of inspiration?”

― Ann Patchett Ann Patchett is my absolute favorite fiction writer!!! I have read some of her non-fiction work as well and she has inspired me to keep going in this new venture of writing. This quote reminded me of my decision to learn how to play the piano and acceptance that I would not… Continue reading “Why is it that we understand playing the cello will require work, but we attribute writing to the magic of inspiration?”