Archive for April, 2012

Your Fate in Their Hands

Posted by Sooz on Monday, April 30, 2012 | 1 Comment

Several years ago I was called for jury duty. I would love to say that when notified, I felt proud and eager to serve my community, but I didn’t.  I completely dreaded it. When I got the slip with the date to report, I winced and tried to forget about it. I told myself it [...]

Are You Afraid to Die?

Posted by Sooz on Monday, April 23, 2012 | 2 Comments

Are you afraid to die? Most people have some degree of fear or apprehension about it. It’s normal. But there are others who are terrified of the prospect. Death is a villain that stalks them, and the fear of it steals their joy in life. I watched a beautiful video that inspired me to ponder [...]

{Post} What is Your Family Cheer ?

Posted by Sooz on Monday, April 16, 2012 | 1 Comment

Sometimes little glittering bits of Goodness begin to appear after a tragic loss or crushing heartbreak – like morning dew settling on the charred remains of a fire ravaged forest. These little glimmers of possibility make you remember why life is worth living well.  A couple of weeks ago a childhood friend passed away unexpectedly.  [...]

{Post} The Gift of Dr. Seuss

Posted by Sooz on Sunday, April 8, 2012 | 1 Comment

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”  Dr. Seuss – The Lorax The book was lovingly inscribed with this quote and signed by the whole family. The very best part was that after they presented it to her, it was read aloud properly by mom, [...]

{Post} How Much is Your Child’s Heart Worth?

Posted by Sooz on Sunday, April 1, 2012 | No Comments

$5 Billion – that is the estimated amount that American families pay to involve their children in sports activities each year. This amount does not reflect the cost of equipment, travel, time, and disruption to family life. This number does illustrate the importance parents place on the physical development of their children; the desire for [...]