Don’t think about tomorrow. Just try to make today excellent!

“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” – Omar Khayyam “Life is short, and if we enjoy every moment of every day, then we will be happy no matter what happens or what changes along the way.” – Gretchen Bleiler The January 2013 issue of National Geographic Traveler highlighted cultural exchange between a high-school…

Open the flower of your heart and become a gift of beauty to the world

“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” –Henri Matisse “The Japanese say, if the flower is to be beautiful, it must be cultivated.” –Lester Cole “The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose.” — Kahlil Gibran “The rose is a rose…

Choose Your Battles Wisely

Most of us have been advised at one time or another to choose our battles.  We know it’s good advice, yet rarely stop and think about the criteria for passing up one battle and choosing to engage in another. This famous saying is often not attributed to its rightful author, Sun Tzu.  As a brilliant…