Crossing 30,000

No, your eyes aren’t blurry. Yes, my friends we have crossed the 30,000 mark for cards delivered this year! What an unbelievable accomplishment for an amazing group of people. To every donor, card artist, decorator, team member, school/civic group participant and supporter we say thank you from the bottom of our hearts!! Because of you … Continue reading Crossing 30,000

Small things become great things

There are times in our lives where we get in our heads and hearts that we want to do something and we go at it full force. We take on more than we can handle, give every ounce of strength to our goal and exhaust ourselves in the process. We are so keen on achieving … Continue reading Small things become great things

Is it necessary to be so mean?

As we go about our lives we encounter all types of people. Whether it be at work, in our civic groups, encounters during our day or sometimes even right at home. We run into people that are just downright unpleasant. No matter how hard we try to be nice to them, or what courtesy we … Continue reading Is it necessary to be so mean?

Unintended consequences…..in a good way!

When I started the Bring Smiles to Seniors program, I did so to ensure that seniors in senior communities were not forgotten and were reminded that they were loved. So many people no longer had visitors, received cards or had other contact from family and friends. Many have reached the age where there is just … Continue reading Unintended consequences…..in a good way!

Card Angels

Since the beginning of the Bring Smile to Seniors program, I have had the pleasure of interacting with some of the most talented people I have ever encountered. The handmade cards from card artists across the world have been unique, creative and beautiful. I have come to learn that the people behind the cards are … Continue reading Card Angels

Yes, they are listening (previously posted)

This weekend when I was home for Father's Day, as I usually do I stopped by the cemetery to pay respects to Grandma Lola. There is something calming about having one on one time there, even though the person isn't in front of you. This visit and a prompting from my friend Kim last week … Continue reading Yes, they are listening (previously posted)

Grandma Lola: The Trip

My grandmother worked for a school for wayward boys for 40 years. Although she held various positions during her tenure there, I think the one that she was most proud of was her last one where she served as warehouse manager. She ran a meticulous warehouse that was responsible for inventory of all the supplies … Continue reading Grandma Lola: The Trip