“I’m not interested in age…”

“I'm not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You're as old as you feel.” -Elizabeth Arden I chose to share this quote from Elizabeth Arden because I couldn't help but reflect a bit about my own age today...   My (much!) younger cousin is beginning as a freshman at Rutgers … Continue reading “I’m not interested in age…”

“It seems to me that people…”

"It seems to me that people have vast potential.  Most people can do extraordinary things if they have the confidence or take the risks.  Yet most people don't.  They sit in front of the telly and treat life as if it goes on forever." - Philip Adams How true!  As a teacher, perhaps I am … Continue reading “It seems to me that people…”

“Experience is what you get…”

Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want. – Dan Stanford Got that?  I know that you may be very busy wallowing in your own self-pity or reliving that disappointment over and over again in your mind, and in your heart (and I am certainly talking to myself on this one … Continue reading “Experience is what you get…”

“Love is a promise…”

Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear. -John Lennon There are so many lovely things that have been said about love.  I couldn't resist putting this quote up here today.  I particularly like the idea of love being both a promise and being a souvenir.  It … Continue reading “Love is a promise…”

“Birthdays are good for you…”

“Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest.”  -Larry Lorenzoni Even as I am getting older, I still look forward to my birthday.  Maybe, I even look forward to it more than I did when I was a child.  I think I just love birthdays in … Continue reading “Birthdays are good for you…”

“And now, I’m glad I didn’t know…”

And now, I'm glad I didn't know the way it all would end the way it all would go. And our lives are better left to chance. I could have missed the pain, but I'd've had to miss the dance. -Song lyrics from Garth Brooks' “The Dance” When people are asked if they could go … Continue reading “And now, I’m glad I didn’t know…”

“Summer afternoon…”

“Summer afternoon - summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” - Henry James Why does it seem that as soon as August begins, everyone prepares for the summer to end?  Stores are advertising back to school items, and there are pumpkins everywhere I look now.  … Continue reading “Summer afternoon…”

“The world is a book…”

"The world is a book, and those who do not travel, read only a page." - Saint Augustine I agree!  I agree!  I agree!  There is so much out there to see, and unfortunately I have seen very little so far.  I would love to travel more, both here in the United States as well … Continue reading “The world is a book…”

“If you want others to be happy…”

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.  If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” - Dalai Lama, 1935-present It is a seemingly simple statement with straightforward advice, but it is also one that many of us have such a hard time implementing.  In the quest for our own happiness, I think that … Continue reading “If you want others to be happy…”

“Don’t be afraid of the space…”

  “Don't be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality.  If you can dream it, you can make it so.”  - Belva Davis What a wonderful place, this space of unchartered, unknown possibility.  It is there, in the space between the inception of our dreams and their fruition that we truly live our … Continue reading “Don’t be afraid of the space…”