“Find the Helpers.”

“Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”   Fred Rogers’ mom always reminded him of this whenever he would hear about an unsettling news story. I read this quote in the book, The World According to Mr. Rogers, (must-have for everyone’s library – great pick-me-up for rainy days!) and it…

Fly.

I walked outside this morning, and found myself feeling jealous of the woodpecker hanging out in the tree in my front yard. Sounds silly, I know. It wasn’t because I have a weird desire to be a bird; I was more jealous of the woodpecker’s wings, and its ability to fly. When you’re in a…

Sonder

    I was reading through a blog written by someone I knew back in high school, and I came across a new word – sonder. It is a word used to describe the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own. As a writer, it’s pretty…

International Happiness Day

    I struggle HARD with comparison. Actually, I’m practically driving the struggle bus. Even on my best day, it’s so hard to visit social media and see people’s highlight reels. Sometimes, it makes you want to reevaluate your life in order to somehow get up to so and so’s level in life. And you…

Fast Car

Today has not been easy. I’m not really one to complain, but it seems as though I’ve hit the season of life where I’ve gotten kicked down so many times that I’m contemplating staying down here and making friends with the family of otters that inhabit this fine place. In between crying spells, the song Fast Car…

Reintroducing the Thank-You Note

While Jimmy Fallon has brought some humor into the seemingly mundane task of writing thank-you notes every week, he is also a genius for using his fame to help bring back this lost art that shouldn’t have disappeared in the first place. With so many different options of stationary to choose from, along with the creation…

Desktop Thoughts: Paitence

You know that phrase, “patience is a virtue” ? I didn’t really get it growing up, but now that I’m older and in the working world, it’s starting to make sense. Our society is one that favors instantaneous results over anything. We hate the phrase, ‘be patient’, because we’ve adopted the idea that anything that…