In the Spotlight

“Stay true in the dark, and humble in the spotlight.” —Harold B. Lee “The majority of people perform well in a crisis and when the spotlight is on them; it’s on the Sunday afternoons of this life, when nobody is looking, that the spirit falters.” — Alan Bennett *   *   * Ibis, Center Stage ~ … More In the Spotlight

Uncertainty

“In a world of turmoil and uncertainty, it is more important than ever to make our families the center of our lives and the top of our priorities.” — L. Tom Perry “Amidst the confusion of the time, the conflicts of conscience, and the turmoil of daily living, an abiding faith becomes an anchor to … More Uncertainty

Salad Greens

“Too many simple green salads suffer from a lack of imagination.” — James Beard “To make a good salad is to be a brilliant diplomatist — the problem is entirely the same in both cases: To know how much oil one must mix with one’s vinegar.” — Oscar Wilde *   *   * Future Salads ~ … More Salad Greens

Distinctiveness

“Not your thinking, but your being, is distinctiveness.” —C.G. Jung “Anyone who is passionate about what they do will have a better chance of connecting with future generations than those who simply follow transient trends. At least their work will have a distinctive character, and this is what people respond to, I believe.” —  Giorgio … More Distinctiveness

Welcoming

“Holidays – any holiday – are such a great opportunity to focus on bringing the family together.” — Lidia Bastianich “There is no greater happiness for a man than approaching a door at the end of a day knowing someone on the other side of that door is waiting for the sound of his footsteps.” … More Welcoming

ELF Air Winner

“Elves seldom give unguarded advice, for advice is a dangerous gift…” — J. R. R. Tolkien “It’s not real belief if you don’t feel it in your heart. You can’t see Christmas magic, you have to feel it.” — Snowflake, elfontheshelf.com *   *   * Chippy takes to the skies in his ELF Air plane in … More ELF Air Winner

Storytime Enchantment

“Stories are light. Light is precious in a world so dark. Begin at the beginning. Tell Gregory a story. Make some light.” — Kate DiCamillo “When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things – not the great occasions – give off the greatest glow of happiness.” – Bob Hope  *   *   … More Storytime Enchantment