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Respite: Enjoy the Scenery

“The really happy person is the one who can enjoy the scenery when on a detour.” - Author Unknown Although we make the most detailed plans for our journey through life, it seems that detours consistently loom on the horizon. Suddenly the road we thought we were going to be on all the [...]

2019-03-21T19:51:13-04:00January 14th, 2017|All, Respite|

Respite: Keeping the Boat Afloat

“We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.” - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Since we all are in the same boat, and everything we do potentially affects all other passengers on board, shouldn’t our main task be to try and keep the boat as stable and water [...]

2019-03-21T19:50:58-04:00January 14th, 2017|All, Respite|

Respite: One Step at a Time

“To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping.” - Chinese Proverb When frustrations over a particularly confusing homework assignments got to me, my father’s advice always was “take it one step at a time.” If I followed his predictable advice, eventually I [...]

2019-03-21T19:50:48-04:00December 31st, 2016|All, Respite|

Respite: Stick Together

“Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.” - Vista M. Kelly This reference to snowflakes is not meant as a foreboding premonition but rather a lighthearted metaphor, the truth of which we can allow ourselves to appreciate, at least until the actual entity [...]

2019-03-19T14:49:22-04:00December 16th, 2016|All, Respite|

Respite: Pause, Breathe, Smile

“The brain gives the heart its sight. The heart gives the brain its vision.” - Rob Kall Wherever we are in our journey through life, we might ponder the difference between sight and vision; brain and heart. Our brains have helped us get as far as we have in our responsibilities and, yet, it is [...]

2019-03-19T14:49:22-04:00December 2nd, 2016|All, Respite|

Respite: Go Confidently

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” - Henry David Thoreau One thing the above quote does not mention is that going confidently in the direction of your dreams may not necessarily present a straight path forward. Twists and turns often occur. At times, life events seem to [...]

2019-03-19T14:49:22-04:00November 19th, 2016|All, Respite|

TranSpirations: Take In Love

Tom’s April 4, 2008 I’m home! Amazing that it’s only been four days since my surgery. Recovery went smoothly. I was up walking in no time and although the 9 inch cut into my torso is serious---pain is little and it will heal nicely I have no doubt. Rehab will be a challenge and [...]

2019-03-19T14:49:22-04:00October 14th, 2016|All, TranSpirations|

TranSpirations: Putting It Off is Over

Tom’s Journal-March 21, 2008 So here I am alone in the admitting room of Froedtert Hospital and Medical College of Wisconsin. Just finished calls to my wife, brothers Jack, Jim, Bill, Feds, a friend from high school and college, cuz Mary, and my secretary at UW Milwaukee. Feeling pretty talked out. We’re getting ‘er [...]

2019-03-19T14:49:22-04:00September 2nd, 2016|All, TranSpirations|