Tag Archives: appreciation

Letter to a New Mom

11 Mar

Szaba Birth DayI recently wrote this to a friend, a new mom having a tough day. If any of you moms (or dads) find yourself in this situation, I’m writing to you now.

Letter to a New Mom

You’re going through an overwhelmingly incredible moment in your life right now. I don’t need to tell you about all the joys a new baby brings. You know all about those. And people love talking to you about those.

What you might not know (and people are less likely to talk about) are the valleys that come with peaks.

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Modern Family

4 Feb

What is a modern family?

No, not that Modern Family. [Photo courtesy of Loren Javier, Flickr Creative Commons.]

No, not that Modern Family. [Photo courtesy of Loren Javier, Flickr Creative Commons.]

But there’s been another type of family growing in ranks on TV and in real life.

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These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

24 Dec

My Favorite ThingsIt’s my birthday, and I’ll do what I want to. Therefore, I’d like to personally recognize a few special moments I hold in my heart, all of which are far greater than any gift I could receive today or tomorrow.

These are a few of my favorite things—36 for my 36 years. What would yours be?

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Giving Thanks

21 Nov

ThanksgivingOur lives, in both good and bad times, are very much a product of the influential people who surround us.

Today I’m acknowledging 10 such people in my life. (You might even be surprised by the last one.) I encourage you to do so, too, whether it’s by phone, handwritten letter, e-mail, or even a simple text. You’d be amazed how good it feels.

Life is too short not to appreciate the engineers who affect our ordinary existence, making it something rather extraordinary.

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Grandparents’ Day

10 Sep
Meana and Jessie Taylor, my paternal grandparents

Meana and Jessie Taylor, my paternal grandparents

Yesterday was Grandparents’ Day. If you forgot or were too busy enjoying the last hurrah of summer or simply didn’t know, now’s your chance to remedy that.

Stop what you’re doing, call that special someone right now, and say thank you. Never underestimate what an incredible treasure it is to know them and to know their love.

Speaking of which …

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