Yearly Blog Archives: 2011

Two dollar treasure.


On a whim, I bought my dentist a Gerbera Daisy from a flower stand near the medical office. It was a simple and inexpensive way to for me to express my gratitude that I have a dentist who is cheerful and oh-so-positive. I loved her glee at my simple gift: "Oooh! Look at that gorgeous ora...

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No haircut big enough for this.


Below is a poem my friend Maya Stein wrote a couple weeks ago. What I love so much is that Maya saw something I didn't see. She unearthed a poem from what I thought was an ordinary moment. And thus, that moment became something more. Something other. Something extraordinary. How ...

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Questions we ask ourselves.


The theme of Monday's Happy Hour on the Simply Celebrate facebook page, was "What questions do we ask ourselves?" Tricia started off the conversation by saying, "It was brought to my attention recently that the intent and quality of the question I'm asking (to myself or ...

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Last-Minute, Low-to-no Cost, Creative Gifts for Mom


I'll never forget what my mom said to me the day my son was born: "Honey, your heart is now open in a new way and everything can — and will — fly in."  My son was only a few hours old, but I already knew what she meant. I really understood at that moment how mu...

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Question “Authority”


SIMPLY CELEBRATE NEWSLETTER APRIL 2011 This morning I attended a dance class in the Mission. At one point during the class, Michael Franti's, "Say Hey (I Love You)" was playing and we were shimmying all over the place. The woman in front of me was giggling. The woman beside me had a big grin ...

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On seeing the hourglass half full.


I love this video by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. I hope you'll take five minutes to watch it. But just in case, here's a little excerpt: "If one is fortunate enough to live 80 years, that is 29,200 days on the planet. Weird to think, isn't it? Playing that out, how many more ti...

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What was there all along.


The other day I was walking up the street to my car. I've walked this street a thousand times, as we often park there, right beside the little park affectionately known as Cat Poop Park. I happened to look down as I walked and I noticed some words etched in the sidewalk: "Our deepes...

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The phoenix, rising.


Last night was opening night of Cirque du Soleil at the Cow Palace here in San Francisco. My family was lucky enough to have been given some tickets to see the show. We had a fun night of dazzling colors and crazy acrobatics. On the drive back home we chatted happily about our favorite acts a...

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Tsunamis, waves, and ripples.


SIMPLY CELEBRATE NEWSLETTER: MARCH 2011 When I heard the news about the 8.9 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, I was lounging in my cozy animal print pajamas in an oceanfront hotel in Laguna Beach. My beau and I were in town on a quest. We’d driven down the coast from San Francisco so Ian co...

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Confessions of a packrat.


My name is Sherry and I am a packrat. I don’t want you to know this about me because it isn’t pretty. I mean that literally, as well as figuratively. I don’t like the piles of papers in the corner. I don’t like the boxes of baby clothes I can’t let go of. I don’t like the book pro...

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