Gratitude Monday

Today I share my thoughts of discovery, gratitude and miracles:

Safe flight to So. Cal. Daughter #2 chose a lovely, safe, spacious new apt. Dinner at a new (to us) restaurant in our old stomping grounds. Miracle: our daughter is thriving.

Gorgeous sunrise and ocean views. Great, professional, smooth wisdom teeth removal (for daughter #2) exactly as planned. Lovely and comfortable place to rest & recuperate. Charming, helpful pharmacist and insurance ladies. Miracle: excellent outcomes for T’s teeth.

Homework for a course I’m in is to count miracles for seven days. As they appear, I say aloud, “There’s a miracle!” Miracle: I was at the store, arms and hands full of items, and as I rounded the aisle an empty shopping cart appeared.  I’m working on my miracle-making powers to transform situations and sightings into miracles. Miracles create more miracles.

Gratitude miracle-making Monday delights!



Sunrise Monday morning

Happy Day!🍀

Lucky? Fortunate? Blessed? Living a dream?

Live your best life!  Inspiration is everywhere…



















I count my blessings daily. I’m living an amazing life, with the man of my dreams. I call that lucky, fortunate and blessed.

How about YOU?

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!




Lucky in life

Today: The Ides of March (Latin: Idus Martiae, Late Latin: Idus Martii) is a day on the Roman calendar that corresponds to 15 March. It was marked by several religious observances and was notable for the Romans as a deadline for settling debts. (Wiki)

Sunny and 64ºF: That’s a prelude to Spring, in my opinion.

This weekend: St. Patrick’s Day, when everyone is Irish. Wear green, drink green, eat green.

Everyday: Have FUN! Be grateful. Recognize how lucky we all are.🍀


Share your love

How you love some, isn’t how you love all. Share your love with everyone as much as you can. Love is like a boomerang; it will come back to you. Expect that people you encounter will love you back, so love them initially. Choose happiness and love; breathe it in and exhale it out.

Life lessons: the windshield will get hit by a rock; fix it. The dinner may be too cooked; eat it anyway or go out. Rain happens right after you wash your car; wash it again.

Love one, love all.

Aloha 🌺,

Good morning, snow?! ❄️❄️❄️❄️

This morning, here in Missouri, we sprung forward and I slept in, so I enjoyed an extra hour of sleep. Along with the wonderful sleep time, I enjoyed a quiet wake-up morning. Then, as I opened my door to my living room, I saw out the windows a fierce blanket of snow falling from the opaque gray sky. Is this how the mid-west of the USA welcomes Spring? I don’t remember this from last year…

I will make the best of it. I will make some warm, comfort food and drinks. I am grateful for my warm home. I choose HAPPY.

Wherever you are, happy Sunday.


Chess is FUN! ♚

There’s a place in the Central West End of St. Louis called the World Chess Hall of Fame. In front of the door stands the world’s largest chess piece and its certificate. Across from that is the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis where anyone can go play chess and learn how to play chess…which is what I just did.

Learning how to play chess as a kid made me happy and added to my arsenal of entertainment. Over recent years, I learned other things: trekking in the desert, kite surfing, powered hang-gliding, SUP, ocean surfing, to name of a few. Last night I re-learned chess and rediscovered my enjoyment of it.

Paired with a new, demure mommy (who is also a data analyst), we played very strategically and competitively. She was a formidable opponent and put me in checkmate as our beginner lesson came to a close.

New games, new friends, more FUN.

Aloha ♞,


VERY proud wifey moment

Last night at the hospital where my HH* works, there was an  Exceptional Performance Awards dinner.  The categories were Exceptional Patient Care, Individuals, and Teams;  Exceptional Commitment, Individuals, and Teams; Exceptional Financial Performance and Growth, Individuals, and Teams; and Mission in Motion, Individual Finalists. He was an Individual finalist for his work as a Physician Advisor.

Here is the write up in the program:

In his short 12 months at SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital, Dr. Schnitzer has become an integral part of our transformation journey. In his first months, Dr. Schnitzer’s efforts affected our hospital’s reimbursements by nearly $300,000 in a single month. Dr. Schnitzer is currently leading the initiative that will change the way we provide care to “hospitalized outpatients.” Through these efforts, we hope to improve outcomes with evidence-based care, efficient evaluation and decision making through a dedicated clinical decision unit. His effort will ensure we adjust to the changing landscape of healthcare, and most importantly enable us to continue to serve our community.

He won a lovely certificate, but more importantly, the acknowledgment he deserves for his hard work, dedication, and leadership. I am so proud of my HH. Fourteen months into this new journey looks pretty great for his career.



*(handsome hubby)

Motivated Monday

BIG, full, FUN weekend:

  • Oscar (Academy Awards) celebrations
  • St. Louis Ballet – Go! Series Premiere
  • Art in Bloom at the St. Louis Art Museum

And today it’s raining, cold, quiet and calm.

Mantra: Enjoy ALL the moments.

I’m most grateful for the wonderful people in my life and cherished moments they share with me.

Monday motivations: get up, get my gratitude on and get crack-a-lackin’!

Happy Monday!