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Elizabeth Said It Best

Posted by Sooz on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 | 3 Comments

Hello Good People! I (Sooz) have been on a three month sabbatical as I prepare for my daughter’s wedding and I have missed you! The summers in Maine are quite busy with visitors coming to enjoy the perfection that is a “Maine summer.” Life has been full to overflowing with Goodness and in two weeks [...]

Better People

Posted by Sooz on Monday, June 9, 2014 | 2 Comments

I got a new phone today. My old phone fell to its death several days ago and I found myself in search of a replacement. As we entered the Verizon store I was amazed that although it had only been a few years since I bought my old phone it was now considered a complete dinosaur. [...]

The Moments

Posted by Sooz on Monday, June 2, 2014 | No Comments

There she was under the apple tree which was heavy with blossoms of pink and white. She wore a little blue sweater, a madras plaid skirt, and red wellies, like a schoolgirl on a cloudy day hoping for a puddle. Her hair was in pigtails and she was no more than six, still in that [...]

Speak to Us of Friendship

Posted by Sooz on Monday, May 26, 2014 | 7 Comments

  Of all the Goodness we experience in life, little can match the power of friendship. Without any exaggeration I can say that true friends have saved my life. When I was a teenager I went through years of severe depression and no one seemed to notice, no one but a guy named Scott who [...]

Restoring a Culture of Caring

Posted by Sooz on Sunday, May 18, 2014 | 3 Comments

Last week I was privileged to return to Tennessee to see my daughter graduate from college. It ended up being a wonderful trip but it started out a little rocky. I was heading to the airport in Portland, about 45 minutes from our little town in Maine. About halfway there my car began acting up. [...]

Don’t Be Ashamed of Your Journey

Posted by Sooz on Monday, April 14, 2014 | 1 Comment

I happen to find myself among an amazing group of beautifully vulnerable women. They are crazy brave and so honest. They are learning to love each other well. They are strong for each other and always compassionate in the tough spots. They are sharing their stories and being real – “naked faced” Darlene says. But [...]

Make the Ordinary Come Alive

Posted by Sooz on Monday, April 7, 2014 | 2 Comments

“Do not ask your children to strive for extraordinary lives. Such striving may seem admirable, but it is the way of foolishness. Help them instead to find the wonder and the marvel of an ordinary life. Show them the joy of tasting tomatoes, apples and pears. Show them how to cry when pets and people [...]

Mobilizing Joy

Posted by Sooz on Monday, March 31, 2014 | No Comments

“I want you to feel like you have control over your own happiness.” Dr. Cole Galloway This quote caught my attention. It is part of a beautiful video about the important work Dr. Galloway is doing to help mobility impaired kids get some power back in their lives. Dr. Galloway is in charge of a [...]

What Would You Do for Love?

Posted by Sooz on Monday, March 24, 2014 | 1 Comment

Beauty, Trueness, LOVE, and Life-Giving Things. These are the four building blocks of a life that thrives and is overflowing. To live well, to live a life that is well-functioning and authentic, you need a daily dose of each of these things. They must be the bedrock of your life. Beauty, Trueness, and Life-Giving Things [...]

A Wave Of Goodness

Posted by Sooz on Sunday, March 16, 2014 | 4 Comments

I found out last night that a man who walks by our house everyday is the son of a friend. I have seen him many times but felt no real connection to him until I learned he belongs to someone I care about. All of a sudden I felt linked to him. I felt like [...]