Wow- this inspires me!

Watch this!

IMG_2268Last week, several of my family members and I had an email discussion about cheese.  No, not parmesan and cheddar- cheese as in “cheesy”, “over-the-top”, “hard to experience without cringing” kind of cheese.

Sometimes I watch little videos that are supposed to be really touching but for some reason, it just doesn’t do it for me.  And then I watch one like this that just makes me cry because it’s so beautifully done.  This is a must-see as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.  It so beautifully shows the healing that can take place for each of us this season- healing that is possible because of our Savior.  (Get comfy and grab some tissues!)

Wow!  Tis the Season,


Cause it makes me happy... · Wow- this inspires me!

Star Wars


I’ll admit- I haven’t seen all the new Star Wars movies.  When I talk about Star Wars being amazing, (did I mention that Star Wars is one of my favorite movie-series?) it’s the original 3 that I’m talking about.  Who’s with me?  Hans Solo is witty and handsome, Leia is gorgeous, Darth Vador is the epitomy of “bad guy”, the drama is perfect, the droids, the death star, Chewbacca, the action, Luke discovering….who he is (no spoiler here in case you haven’t watched it!) and of course, the Millenial Falcon…

How much of my fondness is more tied to childhood memories than the actual movie?  I can’t be sure!  But either way, today I had to share this incredible tribute to Star Wars in case you haven’t seen it.

May the force be with you,


Wow- this inspires me!

A little inspiration for your day…

Last week, the boys and I took a quick trip down to visit my parents.  One of the evenings my Dad told me that I just had to watch part of this Ted talk by Benjamin Zander.  He showed me a 5 minute clip, which I enjoyed, and then I asked him to share the link with me so I could finish it later.  Today I finally got around to it and quickly concluded it was too good to keep to myself.  I love presentations like this that help me lift my sights from the everyday routines to the vision of who I want to be and how to be an influence for good in the world.  I love his dialog about vision, about making others’ eyes shine, the journey music takes you on, and his imitation of symphony conductors!  In my opinion, it’s worth a listen!  Enjoy!