Inspirational Thoughts

Christmas Ideas – Idea Number 2 – Ask someone you admire for a recipe

There is no other time of the year where there is such a variety of food. Chances are that you have a friend, family member or loved one that has been cooking the same dish for decades. Maybe that recipe has been handed down from generation to generation. With that much of a heritage, it has to be good! It could be a recipe for Christmas cookies, casseroles, cakes or pies.

I just asked my mother for her recipe for… Continue reading

Christmas Ideas Don’t let the Christmas Season Steal Your Joy

Don't Let the Hustle and Bustle of Christmas Steal Your Joy


Don’t let the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season steal your joy.

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” What is there not to be joyful about? December is the month that we celebrate the birth of Jesus, Emanuel, God with us.

But I have a confession to make. Almost every year I have been a joyless Christian. I have allowed the hustle and bustle to steal my joy. Almost every December work was crazy and the… Continue reading

Facelift Without Plastic Surgery

Face Lift Without Surgery - Smile Be HappyNext month I will be acknowledging another birthday. As time marches on, the years begin to show on lots of areas on my face and body. Each day brings a new sag or wrinkle as the law of gravity does its magic. I can be sad about this. I can take drastic action, like getting plastic surgery. Or, I can accept the natural aging process and take the cheap and safer route by creating an instant facelift without plastic surgery… Continue reading

Live Every Day With Thanksgiving

Chicago Skyline with John Hancock Tower

I hope that this blog post will inspire you to live every day with Thanksgiving.

It was approaching Thanksgiving when my husband had a conference to attend in the great city of Chicago. I got to tag along. It had been a while since I had been there and I was excited to check out all of the new places along Michigan Avenue.

The sidewalks were a literal sea of people. Maneuvering through this mass of fashion conscious shoppers, surrounded… Continue reading