“I have found that among others benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.” ~ Maya Angelou
“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” ~ Willie Nelson If I’m not mistaken, many years ago, Andrea and Erin were roomies when they were both going through UK’s undergraduate theater program. Look at this top photo. Don’t they look like they’re in the throes of some serious thespian dialog? Both women are so expressive. They’re expressive in their faces, actions, voices. They’re eat
“We can recognize happiness only when we remember the times of suffering.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh These three friends – Erin Chandler, Andrea Sayer Brooke, Stacy Yelton – go back over 30 years. I love seeing my old friends, and I take great joy in seeing other old friends reconnect. It makes me feel hopeful.
“Do everything with so much love in your heart that you would never want to do it any other way.” ~ Unknown I had the honor of celebrating Erin Chandler’s trip around the sun with her and some of the most interesting women I know. Seriously: every woman at the table had an inspiring story of life. Erin, being one of these women, made her own birthday dinner
“My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it’s on your plate.” ~ Thornton Wilder
“Remember to spread happiness wherever you go.” ~ Unknown
“Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.” ~ Zig Ziglar In the first family dwelling at Shakertown, which they outgrew and it went on to be the architect’s building and something else, it’s opened today to the public with displays of various activities that took place there. The upstairs has been cordoned off, and under the stairs this moment of positivity appears.
“Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living, the other helps you make a life.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt Anthony and the Git ‘Er Done boys returned today to take down the rotten tree out front (below). Folks who’ve followed me on facebook over the years have heard me talk – curse is more like it – about a neighbor I’ve nicknamed “Chainsaw Charlie” due to
“When ‘I’ is replaced with ‘we’ even illness becomes wellness.” ~ Malcolm X The remodeling has at last begun. It starts outside with the removal of three very mature trees. As much as I hate to take them down – I’ve put it off for twelve years – two are dead/dying and this water maple stands in the way of running a power line to a mast (part
“The trick is to care about everyone without caring what they think.” ~ Unknown