october 25, 2019

“When I was 5 years old, my mom always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down “happy.” They told me I didn’t understand the assignment and I told them they didn’t understand life.” ~ Unknown Looks like my time at Hotel de Yelton is drawing to an end.

september 21, 2019

“Using the same old materials of earth, air, fire, and water, every twenty-four hours God creates something new out of them. If you think you’re seeing the same show all over again seven times a week, you’re crazy. Every morning you wake up to something that in all eternity never was before and never will be again. And the you that wakes up was never the same before and will

august 31, 2019

“Whatever you’re doing today, do it with the confidence of a four-year-old in a Batman T-shirt.” ~ Unknown

july 29, 2019

‘”Say, Pooh, why aren’t you busy?” I said. “Because it’s a nice day,” said Pooh. “Yes, but —” “Why ruin it?” he said. “But you could be doing something Important,” I said. “I am, ” said Pooh. “Oh? Doing what?” “Listening,” he said. “Listening to what?” “To the birds. And that squirrel over there.” “What are they saying?” I asked. “That it’s a nice day,” said Pooh. “But you know

july 26, 2019

“Spend time with people who are good for your mental health.” ~ Unknown  

may 20, 2019

“Choose joy! Don’t wait for things to get easier, simpler, better. Life will always be complicated. Learn to be happy right now. Otherwise, you’ll run out of time.” ~ Unknown  

may 4, 2019

“The best part about life? Every morning you have a new opportunity to become a happier version of yourself.” ~ Unknown     What a strange Kentucky Derby we had today. Another dreary first Saturday in May – though last year’s 3.5″ of rain was worse – and for the first time in 145 years the winner was disqualified. We were so stunned that no one spoke for a while.

april 28, 2019

“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. 

april 27, 2019

“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

april 7, 2019

“No amount of anxiety makes any difference to anything that is going to happen.” ~  Alan Watts     The Rental Sisters and Rental Niece, Cassie, met at Shakertown for a whirlwind 24 hour historic, walking, gastric extravaganza. Despite the short stay, and even the Sunday wet weather, we had a wonderful time together as always. We’re determined to go back for many of the hiking trails, the river boat,