Elizabeth Gilbert addresses the issue of spiritual growth and development in Eat, Pray, Love. Balance is a key concept of a peaceful well-rounded life. As she travels from Italy and its fine cuisine to India, she learns who she is and how to make the best of her gifts and talents. In her final destination, Indonesia, she finds the meaning of life thru the eyes of a 100+ yr. old healer.
Do those words make you want to sing along with the old Mary Poppins song? Or, maybe make you feel like flying a kite again? April is National Kite Month, and one of the largest kite-flying festivals in the Midwest will be right here in our own backyard in Lee’s Summit on Saturday, April 16, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
I remember the first time I checked out library books. The bookmobile came to our neighborhood, and I got to check out two books. I chose Mildred, the Rain Cloud by Arthur L. Smith and Jean Berwick and Tell Me About the Weather. I have no idea why I decided on those, but there were so many for an 8 year old to choose from!
I’ve been inspired! Have you ever wanted to try something new, but never really knew where to start? My attention was recently drawn to a book by Malena Skote entitled Easy Concrete. Now I’ve always wanted to make my own concrete containers, but lacked the knowledge to try. The author has written a book with easy directions, lovely illustrations, and she gives you the encouragement to try.
It's happened to all of us at one point or another. You picked up a new juvenile fiction book, maybe from a friend's suggestion, maybe just on a whim. You started reading it.... and you got hooked! You loved the characters, you loved the setting, and you just loved that book! And then, it's over. Inevitably, there is a "The End," and you sadly had to return the book to the library.
The thing I like best about my job is seeing the children grow, and knowing that I am here to help them find what they may need. I spent twelve years with the Free Library of Philadelphia. During those years, I met many people. I left Philadelphia 10 years ago, but kept in touch with coworkers. What a surprise I got a few weeks ago!
It's been so long since I've been on a vacation. I believe it's time to plan one, and start saving for it right away. I've narrowed it down to Australia or Europe. Maybe now that I've finally decided to do it, it will be easy to save enough money.
Most of us have dined at McDonald’s, or maybe it was our first job. But, do you know how this super franchise got its start? How did it become the favorite fast food place for so many people? It all began with a man named Ray Kroc.