RESET 2021

December 31, 2020S.A.P.

It’s the last day of 2020 (can you give me an Amen?!), and I still don’t know what my new Word-of-the-Year (WOY)–“RESET”–means. Well, not with specificity, anyway. And I love specificity—black and white vs. areas of gray.  I’m the one who always had my Five Year Plan at my fingertips, with detailed goals, objectives and … Read More

Song(s) of the Day

December 27, 2020Songs

This is the song I was looking for a couple of weeks ago. It’s way better right now, as we close out the hardest year we’ve seen in our lifetime. It is my prayer for 2021. Listen and be blessed: Let There be Peace on Earth As I was about to hit “publish,” another song came … Read More

Silent Night, Holy Night

December 24, 2020S.A.P., Songs

What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, and hope for the future.  It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace.  –Agnes M. Pharo Have you noticed that Christmas letters and greetings this year are … Read More

Song of the Day

December 20, 2020Songs

This is the best Christmas song ever. Can you guess what it is? Just guess, then click. Were you right? If not, let me know what song could possibly beat this one! Wishing you a blessed Christmas, Mary

Ho Ho Ho

December 17, 2020S.A.P., Songs

Oh oh. It’s the week before Christmas and I still haven’t listened to one Christmas song in its entirety. Another tradition that has gone by the wayside in 2020.  During 40 years in what my nieces used to call The Christmas House, the season’s music would begin the day after Thanksgiving as the tree and … Read More

Song of the Day

December 13, 2020Songs

I was looking for another song when I ran across this one. I don’t think I’d ever heard it before, yet there it was–just perfect for this season of miracles: Glory (Let There Be Peace) Be blessed!

Changed. Most Days.

December 10, 2020S.A.P.

I used to be a walking, talking Successories ad. Oh, how I loved that store! Others went to malls to shop, or to eat, or to people-watch; I went for the slogans. Our offices and conference rooms were peppered with them–beautifully framed posters designed to inspire and motivate. Do you remember? Teamwork. Excellence. Integrity. Change. And my … Read More