Cultivating gratitude for all things isn’t so much a feeling as a decision. – Panache Desai

It’s finally summer in Chicagoland!  A glorious day at Langdon Beach, on the shores of Lake Michigan. Wilmette IL.  

There are no mistakes, no coincidences. All events are blessings given to us to learn from.  – Elizabeth Kubler-Ross via

“Find your nerds and talk shop non-stop.” via typographylovers ❤  With a shout-out to all my favorite UX nerds. You know who you are. 🙂

The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable: the are often wounded, sometimes destroyed. – Ernest Hemingway

Lake Michigan this week. Grim and cold, just like the weather. But beautiful nonetheless.

I know you get gummi worms at grandma’s, but here at home you get real works. via

What if your fairy godmother is the wisest, smartest version of yourself, whispering from the future? via blissiimo

Sunset at Indian River, part of the Intercoastal Waterway. Vero Beach, Florida. January 2016.

The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return. – David Bowie

A dream written down with a DATE becomes a goal. A goal broken down into STEPS becomes a plan.  A plan backed by ACTION makes your dreams come true. – Greg S. Reid

That which does not kill me only makes me weirder and harder to relate to.  Yep, that pretty much sums it up!

Learning about light at the Museum of Science & Industry, Chicago IL.  November 2015.

To be lucky!  Literal translation is ‘to have your butt full of noodles’.  Via French Words on instagram.

“I like stories where women save themselves.” – Neil Gaiman.  And that is why we like your stories, Neil! 🙂

“That’s an excellent suggestion, Miss Triggs. Perhaps one of the men here would like to make it.”  From the New Yorker. It would be funny if it wasn’t so tragically close to the truth .. 

Sometimes when you’re in a dark place you think you’ve been buried, but actually you’ve been planted.

Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you.  – Hafiz

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. – Albert Einstein

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