• 3 Quotes, 3 Days Challenge – Day 3

    Temet nosce et Dum spiro spero   This challenge has been a wonderful experience…and also a lot of work! I thank Steven T at the Armagedon Cafe This has been an excellent journey!   My final quote(s) are part of what I hold dear. I am sharing with you the essence of what I think life to be about. Life is short. In the grand scheme of things we are here only but for a moment in time.     “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not…

  • 3 Quotes, 3 Days Challenge – Day 1

    Esse Quam Videri “Vice in abundance is easy to choose, The road is smooth and it lies very near, While the gods have set sweat before virtue, And it is a long road, rough and steep.” The Republic of Plato In this time where truth and untruth are blurred (though it is clear to some) there is a need for society to reflect and determine what our values truly are. We must look to the past to learn from it; we must focus on the present to continue on the right path; we must look to the future to determine who we are, where we want to be, what is…

  • How to be a Blogging Mom Who Finds Inspiration

    In the past month alone, I have read several posts where the blogger said they haven’t been posting because they don’t know what to write about. I understand. Finding inspiration can be hard, especially when life keeps you busy. I’m not new to blogging, but am new to the way I am blogging this time around. I have tons of ideas in my head and written in my planner. There will come a time, though, when I’ll be scratching my head, too, but I have a plan for that. Inspiration is everywhere, if we care to look and simply write. Don’t Get Stuck Not Writing Sometimes we get stuck when…

  • You Are Your Own Yardstick

    We all find ways to compare ourselves or our lives to that of someone else. And all it really does is make us feel terrible. I want to tell you to stop making comparisons. But I know you’re not going to. I was blessed to live a relatively comparison-free childhood. I was fortunate to have parents who always encouraged me to be me. Of course, being Asian, I was also raised to think about how other people saw me and how it reflected on my family. But comparisons were rare. Unfortunately, I know not everyone was raised this way. Which makes it easy to continue the comparison game as an…