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"Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family (or horses!). Every minute should be enjoyed and savored...." ~ Earl Nightingale

Why having that one “person” is so important

Why having that one “person” is so important

Wednesday arrived just on time because I have a little #WCW shout out to Caitlyn Shiels that needed sharing. And it is a starkly honest one, JSYK. Here’s why: I have a rather full schedule these days. I know many of you see snippets on social media, but you see a...
Veteran’s Day

Veteran’s Day

Today is Veterans Day. For me, this is a day where I remember my Dad who served in the Army after being drafted in the 1960s. He speaks of it often and remembers vividly how fortunate he was to have served because it shaped him into the man he became. He has told me...
A Month of Thanks | Storybook Farm

A Month of Thanks | Storybook Farm

November includes Thanksgiving. So I am giving thanks all month by supporting great organizations that do work that matters. First up, the special place that my Reese calls home. Storybook Farm is doing great things. Support their efforts as they grow, and learn more...
#worldmentalhealthday

#worldmentalhealthday

Today is #worldmentalhealthday, and it was right on time because I took one of these today with the help of these three guys and two good friends. I am very lucky that I do not live with mental health issues, but that does not mean that I don’t occasionally have a day...
NOI Firenze Trunk Show In Chicago!

NOI Firenze Trunk Show In Chicago!

NOI Firenze fine leather goods and leatherwear bring over 100 years of craftsmanship from Florence, Italy to Chicago! I’m thrilled to support longtime friends, direct from Florence, Italy! The fine leather garment artisans of NOI Firenze will showcase their new...
Recognizing and being in a really great moment

Recognizing and being in a really great moment

Hello dear Friends – I was hoping to share a one little nugget of insight from this rooftop, in Florence as I sit next to my husband and am surrounded by cool people that I really enjoy, including one of my best friends in the entire world. Ready? Here goes: Do...
Happy Birthday, Nonna Ida!

Happy Birthday, Nonna Ida!

Remembering many things today as a country, and paying my respects of course. But on a much smaller note, I am also remembering my grandmother, Ida, who passed away on this date about 15 years ago. Her style, wit and humor are things I will always remember about her....
September 11th rembrances

September 11th rembrances

Today is a day full of grief, loss, sacrifice, and pain for our country. It is a day we should never forget. I am choosing to remember those who lost their lives in such terrible ways, and those who are still grieving by taking moments throughout my day to give...
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