august 7, 2019

“Compassion does not just happen. Pity does, but compassion is not pity. It’s not a feeling. Compassion is a viewpoint, a way of life, a perspective, a habit that becomes a discipline – and more than anything else, compassion is a choice we make that love is more important than comfort or convenience.” ~ Glennon Doyle Melton      My lunch mates made me laugh, before and after this picture. 

august 19, 2015

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi     It is a rare thing as a supervisor to have every single person in the office be just the most awesome people ever. It is a rare thing as a co-worker to have every single person in the office be just the most awesome people ever. I am the luckiest

january 10, 2015

“May Light always surround you; Hope kindle and rebound you. May your Hurts turn to Healing; Your Heart embrace Feeling. May Wounds become Wisdom; Every Kindness a Prism. May Laughter infect you; Your Passion resurrect you. May Goodness inspire your Deepest Desires. Through all that you Reach For, May your arms Never Tire.” ~ D. Simone     I had the most amazing day. Here is a selfie as my Kentucky

february 15, 2012

“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself. ” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh Another stellar lunch was had with two of my all-time favorite people, Becky Ryder and Marie Dale. We were entertained by the faux-comedy of one particular cashier who, in a very loud voice for all the land to hear, called each and every customer baby,

february 7, 2012

“Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many – not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” ~ Charles Dickens I love the lunches I’ve had lately. For the first time in recent memory, Crystal and I had lunch without anyone else. It was good. It was better than good. It was important. It was not a rehashing of office talk. It was not a