Archive for April, 2017

One step at a time.

I know a lot of people struggling right now. In the words of Kahlil Gibran, “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” While life may seem rough right now, with time, situations and conditions will improve. And, in the end, you will be better and stronger [...]

Find your passion.

I believe it was Confucius who said,  ”Do what you love and you never work a day in your life.” I love that quote. I am blessed that I have a job that I enjoy and it allows me the time and energy to do the things that fill me up. Things that feed my [...]

A garage of possibilities.

I love that the weather is getting warmer! Before I know it the backyard bucket will be open. This week we are working on cleaning out the garage on 6th Avenue. It is a big space and I look forward to painting many a piece of furniture inside those walls. Yesterday I cleaned the newel [...]

Happy Birthday, Treenie!

Today is my sister, Kathi’s, birthday. I rarely, if ever, call her Kathi. To me she is Treenie or Katrina. I am blessed and thankful to have her in my life. She is my best friend, accountant, neighbor, seamstress, therapist and second mother. I was named Susan because that is what Treenie called her baby [...]

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter! Easter means many things to people.  As a child, it was a day that we sold flowers at “Tischler Flower Market” located on the corner at my grandmother’s house in Mt. Oliver.  I found a hidden basket, got a new dress and hat and went to Mass. In later years, with my own [...]

Thank you!

Thank you for the prayers and well wishes for John! His interview went well. He was there for more than two hours and enjoyed the process. Now, he waits. They will continue to interview for the next few weeks. I am sure that if he is meant to be in that position that things will [...]

Prayers for Johnny.

John has a job interview this morning at 10 o’clock. It will last a few hours. It is a job where he will be teaching leadership skills. He is thinking it is a good match to what he wants to be doing. Could you please keep him in your prayers this morning? It is my [...]

Mama is always around.

I had a dream last night that I was sitting on the couch in my parent’s living room. The front door opened and in walked my mother. I could not believe my eyes and I was overcome with emotion. She was carrying a small suitcase and looked like my mom of many years ago. I [...]

Grief resources at the library.

My niece, Shannon, is a librarian at the Peters Township Library. Earlier this year Shannon and her family suffered the greatest of losses. Scarlett, Shannon’s sixteen-month-old niece, Scarlett, died. Now, Shannon has created a grief resource section at her library in honor of her niece, Scarlett. I am proud of her. She is now helping [...]

National Siblings day.

Yesterday was National Sibling’s day. I am blessed to have a brother and sister. My brother and sister have both always been important to me, however, now that both of our parents have died, it seems like it is more important than even to be close to them. They are the only people who share [...]