december 22, 2018

“You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” ~ John C. Maxwell     When the winter Solstice arrives, the best possible event is a gathering of women who love me and love one another. You’d be hard pressed to find a hostess better suited for such a gathering than Jeanne Marie Hibbard. Many years

april 25, 2018

“One reason people resists change is because they focus on what they have to give up instead of what they have to gain.” ~ Rick Godwin     These gals tickle me. We’ve been talking about dieting this week. Almost all of us Happiness Gals are trying to drop a few pounds. Thanks to Weight Watchers – again – I’ve dropped ten pounds in the last three weeks, even after

march 18, 2018

“Everything in your life is there as a vehicle for your transformation. Use it!” ~ Ram Dass     I had lunch with the Happiness Gals today. I sat next to Jeanne Marie and popped off a selfie with her (below). I later realized I’d done the same thing a few weeks ago when I ran into her at Kentucky Crafted (above). I guess it has just become the thing

february 3, 2018

“Every encounter we have with another human being offers the opportunity for profound connection and transformation.” ~ Unknown     Today, was a rare treat of late. I got to have lunch with Jeanne Marie Hibberd. She, Annie Bassoni, Stacy Yelton, and I met at Willie’s Locally Known. I had not been to Willie’s new location even though it’s within walking distance of my house. The decor is fabulous, and

may 25, 2017

“Sometimes we should express our gratitude for the small and simple things like the scent of the rain, the taste of your favorite food, or the sound of a loved one’s voice.” ~ Joseph B. Wirthlin     It’s been almost a week since we convened to hug Sandy Davis’ neck. I wish we could meet every Friday for dinner, or just laughs. Jeanne Marie’s phone says all that needs saying

january 3, 2016

“Let today be the day you finally release yourself from the imprisonment of past grudges and anger. Simplify your life. Let go of the poisonous past and live the abundantly beautiful present.” ~ Dr. Steve Maraboli     The Michler’s Christmas Fair – way back the first of December – doubled as an excuse for the Happiness Gals to convene for our Christmas celebration. Not all of us could be

november 1, 2015

“The law of harvest is to reap more than you sow. Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny.” ~ James Allen     I had a guest register available at the reception. I didn’t realize I’d forgotten it until I went to bed Friday night. I attended All Saints Day service this morning and picked it

october 31, 2015

“Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years.” ~ Ausonius     Look at those smiles. This was exactly what I’d hoped for at the reception, and every picture I have from last night shows nothing but smiles. I’m told Stacy Yelton was so proud of me and the work that she was fluttering about singing praises to everyone

january 17, 2015

“You’re only human. You don’t have to have it together every minute of every day.” ~ Anne Hathaway     I want to talk about just how awesome Sandy Davis is. First, her photo bombs of Josh James at last night’s Gallery Hop are a scream, the bottom two especially. Not the top one, though we three agreed it is an excellent photo of Josh. In any case, Sandy’s got mad

march 11, 2014

“Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.” ~ Stephen Hawking It was a gorgeous day. One would expect an outhouse photo of some beautiful outdoor scene; budding trees, wispy blue sky, dogs playing, teens on skateboards, or just the Vitamin D starved hordes that took to the sidewalks as if they’d never seen the sun. Instead, here’s my Eden House post card from Jeanne Marie Hibbard that arrived today