The Power of a Smile

Oh smile, who are you saving it for?

“Derive happiness in oneself from a good day’s work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us.” Henri Matisse

Intergenerational Friends

Make friends with all ages. Don’t assume you have nothing in common. There’s art, love of children, dogs, French pastry, Rock music, authors, politics, universities, sports, technology, gardening, cities, humor…the list goes on. Similar interests and experiences abound.Image

Leisure Time

“The best intelligence test is what we do with our leisure.” Laurence J. Peter

Ask Five Times

100_3344“No, is just the beginning of the conversation.” People listen the first time we speak about a topic or ask for something. They think we’ll forget or go away discouraged. Rethink the reasons and ask again. Every time our thoughtful idea is mentioned with new support the evidence becomes stronger or the relationship bond becomes more important.

Five times I say, is magic.

A Little Shopping?

Everyone likes something new to wear and our friends love to see what we purchase. Colors speak to us and if we look past the ordinary styles we’re used to, we can find a new trend that feels comfortable…and FUN.

Life Advice

“The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people straight.” Hannah Whitall Smith

Life’s Ups and Downs

“The beauty is that through disappointment you can gain clarity, and with clarity comes conviction and true originality.”

2011 Conan O’Brien IMG_0440at Dartmouth Commencement address

Birds Know Better

Birds have been singing and claiming the best real estate in the yard because they know that spring is near. Winter’s days are numbered and all will be fresh again. Get ready.

Denver Blue Bear

Expect the unexpected. To see what others create can jar the mind and let some freshness in.

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