To laugh often and much; to win the respect of the intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the beauty in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that one life has breathed easier because you lived here. This is to have succeeded. Ralph Waldo Emerson #sundayintrospection#sunsetsaz#appreciatelife#hugyourlovedones#andlovethemhard#sometimestheworldmakesmesad
I sit here with tears in my eyes as I watch the news learning of another School shooting, this time in #Texas and I just want to hug both my kids so tight.
My heart hurts for those parents who sent their kids to school today, both parents and kids most likely full of excitement at the fact it is Friday and not even thinking that the unimaginable could happen, will now learn their children have been killed, by another child! Also the adults who have been killed will have family members who's lives are forever changed.
🙏 Santa Fe , TX ... from 5,500 miles away , when your daughter is a teacher and son a police officer in Harris County it hits the ❤️. Never take your loved ones for granted . #🙏#peace#❤️#noviolence#hugyourlovedones
Banana bread is the only thing I know how to bake from scratch & from now on, it’ll be synonymous with being a good neighbor. Found out one of ours lost her fiancé from heart failure. He was only 37. I sensed something was wrong early yesterday & after noticing a stream of people coming in & out, it was obvious they’d suffered a loss. While I didn’t want to be presumptuous, I decided to make them some banana bread & brought it over. She came by this evening to say thank you & told us the news. She said the banana bread is the only thing she’s been able to keep down. She also said it was his favorite, so she took it as a sign from God comforting her. We are in shock & so heartbroken for their family. He was kind & welcoming... we’d planned to have each other over at some point, especially because they were the only other young couple in our neighborhood. Ahhh... what do you even say in situations like these, especially when it’s so unexpected?#hugyourlovedones#lifeistooshort#goodneighbor#lifeisprecious#bananabread#comfortfood
My stomach sank when I learned about the tragic accident involving a Paramus, New Jersey School Bus today. Paramus is just a few towns away, and knowing that this horrible occurrence has affected even some people we know is just heartbreaking. Whether you’re from New Jersey, across the US or even the world, please send your thoughts and prayers to Paramus ❤️