Sunday, June 28, 2009

Words to sing to the mind...

I thought I'd start the day with words to sing through our minds..

Follow the glistening dew drops
To the center of the web
Limitations define us,
Ordeals temper us
See the Great Teacher
Behind every disguise

Ralph H. Blum

Sunday, June 21, 2009

your dad...

So I'm curious, if anyone stops by, what is your favorite memory of your dad?....

Despite mom's mental illness, and my brother's disabilities, my dad always has kept an optimistic view of life and strived to live life fully. ... My favorite memories stem from the fact that although an executive and very busy man. He always found time to spend time with my brother and me... to teach us silly games, bring us on adventures and to show us the world through travel, story, and exploration... Now that I'm grown, I have developed a deep respect for how selflessly he has lived life, yet how many friends he has formed along the way!!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

How rare and precious are the journeys with those we love most and connect with on a level that transcends words....

"The best and most beautiful things
cannot be seen,
or even touched.
They must be felt with the heart."

-Helen Keller

Monday, June 15, 2009

I just returned from a delightful MS 150 event.. a 150 mile Bike ride from Duluth to the cities. ... to benefit M.S. This year sadly, two of our 15 members unexpectedly were diagnosed with M.S. ... it was a sad irony, yet speaks to the importance of research for this special event. ... We raised over $10,000 and I am so grateful for the generosity of those who give to others!!

Blessings to each of you

Saturday, June 6, 2009


I am mindful the beautiful gift of friendship... though we walk through life and in an out of so many people's lives, it is the depth of life long, loving best friends that provides support through the journey. .. Today much nostalgia has visited as sometimes memories bring us to the heights of delight, and the sweet pangs of sadness, yet isn't there beauty in every walk of the journey?

I was searching for a quote in one of my massive compilations of favorite quotes I compiled throughout the years. .. Amidst my search I came upon another quote... it is one I wrote back in 2003 as I bowed in gratitude for a new special friend... ironically it was a quote that came to me in a conversation with God.. . Sometimes prayer brings such wonders to life. ...

Here is the quote:

“Friendship is a gift that affords two people to walk together through the challenges, joys, and adventures of life, celebrating each other in the journey” --

(written by me... yet perhaps a gift from God, amidst a deeply cherished friendship and shared journey)