Learning from those I teach

Learning from those I teach

Something most people don’t know about me: I teach English as a second language (ESL) on the side. My students colour my life in a way I can only begin to explain. I’ve heard heartbreaking stories, happy stories and stories you wouldn’t believe of...
25 not-so-random acts of kindness

25 not-so-random acts of kindness

If you know me, you know I LOVE birthdays, especially my own. Oprah Winfrey once said: “The more you celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” However, this year I realize how blessed I truly am. I don’t need one designated day (or month for that...
Christmas Gift Alternative – Memory Christmas

Christmas Gift Alternative – Memory Christmas

I have a big family. No, make that massive. And with a large family comes a large budget for Christmas gifts. Yikes. That isn’t the only issue when it comes to the holidays. I am bombarded with Christmas Wish lists that are expected to be fulfilled. Not fun. These...
Lest we forget

Lest we forget

Today I am thanking those who have served, and those who are those serving now, including my friend Captain Jeff Watson. Lest we forget such sacrifices. We are blessed to live in our beautiful country, living a life of freedom. (but don’t let the sunshine fool...
My favorite person

My favorite person

Today is a special day for me. Today, I celebrate my favorite person. Grace. Poise. Heart. She has taught me many things. To show others more kindness than necessary, to always question, always learn & to always take notes when my heart is speaking. She taught me...

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