PPBF: The Day You Begin

Happy Friday; this week was a somber one
with the seventeen-year mark of 9/11 globally
and the ten-year anniversary of hurricane Ike locally,
a time for reflection and gratitude, for sure.
And we've had some bumps in the road on the home front,
but nothing that we can't hurdle together
with a little bit of grace and a whole lot of love.

Today I'm grateful for this incredible PPBF find.


Title: The Day You Begin
Author: Jacqueline Woodson

Making Kindness Normal

Today we're celebrating a milestone at The Corner, post number 1500, 
with the surprise reveal of our fresh, new, updated look.


I am so over-the-moon with gratitude for our super-fun upgrade.

Sailing WITH A Fleet

Today I'm excited because I've been making surprise visits and harvesting seeds of sunshine and joy with some very special counseling colleagues who have been sailing through life with me. Don't you love the word with?


I used my Kohl's cash to purchase this pastel-blue
mindfulness pillow for my friend Cynthia

PPBF: Crunch The Shy Dinosaur

Happy PPBF; today I'm excited to share one of my new faves.



Title: Crunch The Shy Dinosaur
Author: Cirocco Dunlap
Illustrator: Greg Pizzoli

Living Loved

Today this thought, from Bob Goff's new book Everybody, Always.


What we do with our love; I'm challenged reflecting on that.
Not love as a feeling so much, but love as an action verb.
Thinking with our hearts.

Practicing Kindness

Happy September; today I'm excited because I'm back home after an incredible week-long Character Strong tour up in the Pacific Northwest. 

The glorious sunsets up there . . .


will take your breath away.