Posts Tagged as time

The Gift of Time

This weekend, we celebrated my mother's 80th birthday with a party at my niece's house. My siblings and in-laws who live nearby did a beautiful job orchestrating the day to be just what Mom wanted -- a house filled with her family and close friends, beautiful flower arrangements, delicious food, ...

How To Spend Your Time Wisely

YESTERDAY was my sister's annual Christmas cookie party -- something she started at least 15 years ago. It's a time for little kids and big kids (i.e. adults) to come together to make and decorate holiday cookies. I hemmed and hawed about whether I would go this year, mainly because I've ...

Are You Making Time for What’s Most Important?

Several of Melissa's Arizona family members visited our area last week, renting some cottages at a nearby beach. They were here to celebrate a 50th birthday, attend a family wedding, and have a reunion on the same shores their mother, Jeannie, brought them to when they were young. The week ...

Goodbye, Old Friend

This week I had to say goodbye to something very special to me. It's been in my life for 26 years and has provided countless hours of comfort. I wasn't even the first one to hold it dear. It had a whole life before me, offering the same comfort to a ...

Do You Really Know What Your Kids Want for Christmas? The Answer Might Surprise You

I recently watched a video that's circulating around the internet, and its message has really stayed with me. It's an IKEA of Spain advertisement that starts with the words, "Why do we insist on not giving our children the gifts they really want for Christmas?" Right away, I was pulled in. The ...

A 5-Step Life Evaluation To Do Right Now

Why does it often take some sort of tragedy for us to stop and reflect on how we're living our lives? It's so easy to go about our routine, practically sleepwalking through life, and before you know it, 10 years have passed. Melissa and I just received some heartbreaking news about her ...

The Power of the Adjustment Period

When I left for the airport a couple of weeks ago, the car said that it was one degree outside. Seven hours later when I arrived in Belize, it was 90 degrees with 85% humidity. My body nearly went into shock, the difference was so extreme. It took me about three or ...

How Will You Spend Your 12 Weekends?

We're in the midst of summer here in New England, and it feels like it's been a long time coming. As I sit outside of a downtown cafe writing this post, people pass me by in their shorts and sandals, talking about what a beautiful day it is (it sure ...

Your Most Precious Commodity

up, I'm talking about time. There never seems to be enough of it, right? It's no secret that time is finite, and with more and more tasks, projects, commitments, and clutter inundating you, you can often feel like you're drowning in it all. Since there's no way to increase the hours ...

Time Is On Your Side

nce a month, a group of us, which I lovingly refer to as “The Chew Crew,” get together for dinner. It’s our commitment to each other to connect, regardless of how busy life gets. During our night, there’s a ton of laughing, poignant sharing, loving support, yummy food, delicious wine, ...

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