In Our Little World

When I woke up this morning, yes I wake up early, I started thinking about relationships. Not particularly familial or extended family relationships, but those that you come to know through your extra-curricular or outside activities. For me I especially think about those relationships that I have developed through the course of this program. I have the pleasure of hearing from people from all over and outside the country regularly. Some I have been in contact with since almost the beginning. A few I have met and some I have only conversed… Read More

But It’s My Job

Last evening I found myself buried in a sea of paper trying to help my mom and dad with all the insurance paperwork that we have to deal with as a result of my dad’s recent diagnosis of Lymphoma and his beginning chemotherapy. I have worked in the prescription drug benefit industry for over 30 years and even I have to admit there were times that I wanted to cry. No matter how many times you check and double check, the insurance company always seems to find something that you missed. They… Read More

Bring Smiles to Seniors Update

When I was thinking about what to write about today, I thought it was time to provide an update on how we are doing in the Bring Smiles to Seniors program. I will let the numbers speak for themselves!   Liane: Special Mailings   1,310 cards provided to elderly nutrition programs to be delivered with meals 1,548 cards provided to our special mailing communities   Renee: Home Mailing Program   2,303 cards mailed to seniors at home (along with many other items) and kids dealing with major health issues.   Diane: Michigan… Read More

Just a thank you

I wanted to thank you all for your comments and feedback on my posts so for. I got notification that I have now posted over 100 times on and we have over 17,000 followers. Please continue to share with your friends and family as we try and reach even more people to bring a little something extra to their day. Also, I wanted to thank you for all your thoughts and prayers for my dad. The last month has been a bit trying as we deal with his diagnosis and try… Read More

Live Your Life Facing Forward

Yesterday, I came across a quote by Debbie Gibson (think 80’s singer) that said, “live your life facing forward, not looking back at your past.” So few words for such a powerful statement and it caused me to start to evaluate how I live my own life. Am I guilty of living in the past? Sometimes, as I think we all are. But mostly I try and focus on the hopes of tomorrow and that is what seems to fuel my soul. There was a time in my life where it was… Read More

What holds us back?

Do you ever feel like in life you strive to take two steps forward and something comes along to move you four steps back? We really want to succeed but sometimes it seems like we are hitting our heads against a brick wall at every turn. In those moments we are forced to make a decision. Do we move ahead and work to persevere, or do we simply give up and move to plan B and C and maybe even D? When I started the Bring Smiles to Seniors program, I did… Read More

They are food for the soul…

You have seen me write a lot about friendship and there is a reason for that. I truly believe it is a solid base of good friendships that help make our life full. When you find people that nourish your soul, you know that those people have come into your life for a reason and it certainly did not happen by chance. Yesterday, I had the pleasure of going to brunch with my group of ladies that I play Mah Jongg with. We were celebrating two of the groups birthday. As I… Read More

Listen to Your Body and Soul (originally posted 5/2018)

Have you ever had that moment when your body and soul are trying to tell you something but you just can’t quite figure out what it is?  There is something you are supposed to know, yet you are just too busy trying to get on with your day and life that you don’t take the time to stop and listen? Finally, when you do figure out what it was, you wish you had listened because it would have been better to know sooner. This morning, I am going to share a personal… Read More

Live Life Doing What You Want

Yesterday, on my Facebook news feed this image came up that I posted a year ago. It said” The most dangerous risk of all – the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.” Going through the Lymphoma diagnosis with my dad made this reminder even more meaningful than it was a year ago. How many times during the course of our lives do we pass on doing what we actually want in the moment, in hopes… Read More

Why the Hurry?

Today I was out doing errands and I happened to get behind a car that was going really slow. I was boxed in and I couldn’t get around them because of the traffic on both sides of me. The longer I was stuck the more frustrated that I became and I could feel my blood pressure rising. All of the sudden I began to think. Why in the world did it matter? Where was I going that it was so important that I get there any faster than what traffic was permitting?… Read More

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