The Road Ahead

Angie Acceptance, Appreciation, Believe, Blessings, Books, Destiny, Faith, Future, Gratitude, Insight, Joie de Vivre, Journey, Life, New York City, Patience, Signs, Trust, Universe, Wishing, Worries 0 Comments

“You can’t stop the future You can’t rewind the past The only way to learn the secret …is to press play.” ~Jay Asher Dear Universe, On a recent trip to New York City, I spotted a sign I had never seen before. The three words “Rough Road Ahead” made me pause for a moment. As an inspiration junkie and sign …

Old School

Angie Appreciation, Books, Family, Gratitude, Inspiration, Joie de Vivre, Joy, Keep Calm, Memories, Past, Photographs, Reading, Relaxation, Rituals, Stories, Traditions, Vacation 0 Comments

“Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.” ~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet Dear Universe, I’m a bit of an old soul. I listen to songs from way before my time, I love wearing my grandmother’s jewelry and looking through old black and white family photos makes me content. So …

Something, The Whole Thing

Angie Believe, Books, Inspiration, Joie de Vivre, Journey, Time, Writing 0 Comments

“Four days will quickly steep themselves in nights; Four nights will quickly dream away the time.” ~William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream Dear Universe, A few months ago I walked into my local bookstore to buy one thing.  But as it always happens, I strolled around, taking in the sight of new releases, bookseller recommendations, classic literature refurbished with modern …

1,825 Days

Angie Books, Fun, Future, Gratitude, Happiness, Hope, Insight, Journal, Journey, Lessons, Life, Memories, Moments, Moving On, Past, Rituals, Traditions, Writing 0 Comments

“Don’t count the days.  Make the days count.” ~Muhammed Ali Dear Universe, I received my first diary when I was about eight or nine-years-old.  It was pink and had a miniscule heart lock attached.  I kept the key hidden and sitting to write was a secretive process.  I’d sneak away to my bedroom, shut the door, pick a colored pen, …

The Great Gatsby

Angie Books, Entertainment, Fun, Going Out, Inspiration, Movies, Past 0 Comments

“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” ~The Great Gatsby Dear Universe, I still think it’s funny that I didn’t read F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby in high school or even in college as an English major.  I didn’t even read it when one of my brothers handed me his copy and …

Blind Date

Angie Books, Choices, Open Mind, Opportunity, Spontaneity, Valentine's Day 0 Comments

Dear Universe, About a week ago I walked into the library and saw this simple setup in honor of Valentine’s Day.  The neatly wrapped gifts bedazzled with glittery red heart stickers beckoned my attention.  Stepping closer, I read the sign.  “How about a blind date with a book?” Immediately I loved the idea.  What a creative way to inspire someone …

Boston Book Festival

Angie Books, Boston, Fall, Inspiration, Memories, Traditions 0 Comments

Dear Universe, For the past three years it’s been a tradition that my brother and I head up to the Boston Book Festival.  Each year we check out the free events, grab lunch, bump into friends and usually end up with some new books—and if we’re lucky we sometimes meet the author’s face to face. Those moments are always memorable. …