Be Thankful for…Having What You Need

You know the lyrics, “You can’t always get what you want.” And sure you know you’re supposed to be happy with getting “what you need”. But what exactly is that? And how many of us actually take the time to think about it and be thankful? Join me in picking “what you need” apart and appreciating what we almost always take for granted. Sleep. Doctors … Continue reading Be Thankful for…Having What You Need

Halloween: DC vs NOLA? just have fun!

My favorite Halloween lasted a week. First of all, my Dutch friend was in town so I was able to enjoy pumpkin picking and all kinds of candy guilt-free. Secondly, we had to make the most of her first and only American Halloween so things may have gone a little crazy. So we started in Washington, DC. Traditionally, in DC, Halloween parties are the Saturday … Continue reading Halloween: DC vs NOLA? just have fun!

Einstein Quote: Everybody Is a Genius but…

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” — Albert Einstein First of all, thank you to the creators at zen pencils for this amazing poster. That fish has the perfect expression of self doubt and despair on its tiny cartoon face. Sometimes we feel … Continue reading Einstein Quote: Everybody Is a Genius but…

How to Say Thank You in a Meaningful Way

“Thankfulness consists of deeds.” Dr. Mustafa Mahmud There are three manifestations of thankfulness. First, it is a feeling or mental realization. You recognize that something has been provided for them that has made their life a little better. It could be something you earned, like a good report from a teacher, or it could be a random act of kindness, like someone paying for your meal in the drive-thru … Continue reading How to Say Thank You in a Meaningful Way