“The best thing you can learn from the worst times of your life is that it always gets better. It may take a month, a year, a decade, but it will get better if you leave yourself open to it.”~Janis Ian American singer-songwriter Janis Ian was born on this day in 1951.
“Failure’s not a bad thing. It builds character. It makes you stronger.”~Billy Dee Williams American actor and novelist Billy Dee Williams was born on this day in 1937.
It’s been a busy week. We’ve talked to even more builders and are getting a clearer idea of what we want. We mailed our taxes the earliest ever, and a review of our finances shows that we might be able to do this without leaving ourselves with a new house and no life. In addition … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 27
“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”~Jane Goodall English primatologist and anthropologist Jane Goodall was born on this day in 1934.
“There's a certain grace in accepting what your life is and embracing all the good things that have been—but there's still an expectation of good things to come. Not necessarily what you expected.”~Emmylou Harris American singer, songwriter, and musician Emmylou Harris was born on this day in 1947.
“If you're someone people count on, particularly in difficult moments, that's a sign of a life lived honorably.”~Rachel Maddow American television news program host, political commentator, and author Rachel Maddow was born on this day in 1973.
“I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love.”~Leo Buscaglia American author, … Continue reading Random Quote for March 31, 2021
“We are the spirit, the collective conscience. We create the pain, and suffering, and beauty in this world.”~Tracy Chapman American singer-songwriter Tracy Chapman was born on this day in 1964.
We didn’t get much in the way of snow this week. Yay? The weather has been downright pleasant this week, for March. Which is good, because we had a framily (you know, a friend that’s become family) member (Hi, ML) fly in for a visit. We took a day and drove up to Estes Park … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 26
“The point is not to pay back kindness but to pass it on.”~Julia Alvarez Dominican-American poet, novelist, and essayist Julia Alvarez was born on this day in 1950.