it’s the little things: thursday, march 31, 2011

I haven't been feeling too well this week, but a simple Facebook message from a high school classmate (after wishing him a Happy Birthday earlier today) immediately brighten my day.  He wrote: I wish i could be more active myself in causes i believe in. The world needs more people like you desperately. Thank you, Andy.  … Continue reading it’s the little things: thursday, march 31, 2011

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it’s the little things: friday, march 18, 2011

It's the little things in life.  I say this quite often and think it much, much more.  During a staff meeting (Oops!) I decided to dedicate more time on this little blog of mind making mention of the little things in my life that remind me how simple & precious life is.  So this is … Continue reading it’s the little things: friday, march 18, 2011

the nanny diaries: my weekend with max

"Oh, and when you figure out, Love is all that matters after all. It sure makes everything else, seem so small."  Carrie Underwood sang these words (to me) and captured my attention today as I rode the bus this morning on my way to our new work office (finally) in downtown Chicago.  I thought of … Continue reading the nanny diaries: my weekend with max

you make me want to believe, again.

So...yeah...I've never really liked Christmas.  I know, I know.  I should expect a lump of coal in my stocking for admitting that, but it's the truth.  I'd try to explain myself, though figure it's best not to out of fear that you'll start calling me The Grinch.  When this phenomenon began is a mystery to me.  … Continue reading you make me want to believe, again.

there’s nowhere else i’d rather be

Just like Fight Club, the first rule of volunteering at the children's hospital is: You cannot talk about volunteering at the children's hospital.   I'll do my best not to break the rule, but I'm going to bend it as much as I can.  After another blah day at work, I knew that kid therapy was … Continue reading there’s nowhere else i’d rather be

a moment for myself

I wasn't going to write about my volunteer experience last night, but finding myself with anxiety and exhaustion today I think it's for the best.  I began my Tuesday night with a visit with my Wish Kid, Liam, and his parents, as they're back in the hospital for his second Stem Cell Transplant.  After enjoying their company and Liam's adorableness, I … Continue reading a moment for myself