Fall in Love with the Journey

Fall in Love with the Journey
As I sit here on this beautiful summer morning, I designate time to sit and ponder all that flows through my mind.  The thoughts are flowing like a busy Lake Shore Drive flow of traffic during rush hour. These silent times let me think, explore and be open to the possibilities.  I am always sure... Read more »

Forget New Year's Resolutions! My Four Words for 2016

Forget New Year's Resolutions! My Four Words for 2016
4 Words for 2016   Happy New Year!  It’s still January!  I think we can still wish people a Happy New Year.  I hope that the start of 2016 has been nothing short of spectacular for you!  January has been busy and productive for me.  It’s off to a phenomenal start! How are you coming... Read more »

The 7 Nays of Christmas

The 7 Nays of Christmas
There are only 7 days until Christmas! It’s quickly approaching!     My 7 Nays of Christmas list is here to give you a few things to ponder! 7.  Food in abundance… Eat a bit less at each meal so you don’t have to buy bigger pants after the hectic holiday eating! 6.  The hustle... Read more »
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Kids at Play Those Were the Days

Kids at Play Those Were the Days
It was a warm, late summer day.  The sun was shining through the large, fluffy, white clouds.  It was the first day of school!   Many students were being dropped off.  One young girl was given a kiss on her forehead and was dropped off by her mother at her new school.  As she was walking... Read more »

An Open Letter to Me for Tomorrow

An Open Letter to Me for Tomorrow
Hello Me! I have been thinking.  I think many times people give in too easily for what they dream of!  I think it’s fun to daydream, but when you have an inner yearning or desire for something, are you cheating yourself by not pursuing it diligently or letting other things distract you from it? I... Read more »

Teddy Talks: Education, Motivation and an iMovie

Teddy Talks: Education, Motivation and an iMovie
Never a dull moment… At the beginning of this school year, the NEW superintendent of our school district, Dr. Joe, gathered us all at Central High School and gave us this speech. It was quite touching and DID bring a tear to my eye. It was a story about a boy named “TEDDY”. It chronicled... Read more »
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Was a Trip to the San Antonio Zoo Worth All This?

I was there when you came home from the hospital.  The excitement was paramount!  Holding you, feeding you and watching you grow was a thrill beyond words!  Taking your first step was a breathtaking event in my eyes!  Catching you and giving you the biggest hug as you fell into my arms after those first steps was so exciting!... Read more »

An Open Letter to Teachers: A Thought Before Our First Day Back

As every new year begins, we get excited and anxious wondering what students will be on our rosters.  Will I have a good group of parents? Who will the new teacher next to me be?  Do I have all the supplies I need? As I get ready to embark on year 24 in education, I... Read more »

Compassion at the Intersection: Lesson I Learned from a Beggar

Compassion at the Intersection: Lesson I Learned from a Beggar
Today started with a fabulous early morning workout and a coffee meeting with a friend to chat about life’s adventures! As I am exiting the ramp, waiting at the light that just turned red heading to Starbuck’s, I see a man standing there a bit over dressed for this mid summer July weather. He seemed... Read more »
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Like the Great Philosopher Nike… Just do it!

Like the Great Philosopher Nike… Just do it!
It’s only two in the afternoon and I have heard or read the words “motivator” and “inspiration” 19 times.  Yes, I counted!  For some reason today, these words invoked an inspirational jolt in me!  I joined a Facebook group 30-day Challenge to transform a body area, rode my recumbent bike 7.33 miles before 7 :00... Read more »