Monday, December 26, 2011

Friday, December 23, 2011

Tis the season...

to be jolly.
to fill your heart with love.
to hope for all things.
to continue on the journey.
to dream big.
to be a blessing to someone else.

and quite possibly, to be part of a good story. May your shelves, both literal and literary, overflow with joy and wonder.

Friday, December 16, 2011

In which your spirits will be lifted by song

This video from the small Yupiq Eskimo Village of Quinhagak, Alaska was a school computer project intended for the other Yupiq villages in the area. Much to the villagers' shock, over a half million people have viewed it. Pairs well with egg nog and a good friend.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Monday Morning Inspiration: Our Deepest Fear

This scene from the movie Coach Carter features a powerful poem by Marianne Williamson. I love the sentiments within these few short words. They urge us to more forward, live big and embrace our deepest fear. My wish is that every child would "let their own light shine" as this poem encourages. My wish is the every artist who wants to create something for the world would memorize these few words.

Friday, December 9, 2011

The Gift of Books

Do give books - religious or otherwise - for Christmas. They're never fattening, seldom sinful, and permanently personal. - Lenore Hershey

Don't you love this quote? I do. I'm giving lots of books as gifts this Christmas season. I'm most excited to give my little girl a copy of THE SECRET GARDEN by Frances Hodgson Burnet.

If you do gift with books, you might also enjoy this article - Giving Books For the Holidays - which includes several ideas about specially packaging and personalizing your book gifts.

Are you gifting some of your favorite reads of the year? If so, what are they?