Author Archives: Jeanette

Not Broken, Just a Little Bit Bent

Some laugh, some cry, some become mute and others can’t help but scream; but the depth of what they are feeling is no less than or more than the other. Everyone has their own way of feeling and grieving.

For Filipinos, it has been a devastating week that started the day super typhoon Yolanda stormed across the belly of our beloved Philippines. As in most tragedies, it has brought out the very best and the worst in people. I have been watching, reading and listening to the news because that is all I can do.

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Another Year Livin’ Love

My husband is not a writer. He is an orator. He does not leave me daily love notes and I cannot remember any time he’s ever written me a letter other than a card. But not a day goes by that he doesn’t tell me he loves me… And he’s been saying it for 22 years. And every time he says it, it feels like the first time.

“When a guy is happily married, no matter what happens at work, no matter what happens in the rest of the day,” Danny said, “there’s a shelter when you get home, there’s a knowledge, knowing that you can hug somebody without them throwing you down the stairs and saying, ‘Get your hands off me.’ Being married is like having a color television set; you never want to go back to black and white.”

In celebration of our anniversary this weekend, I share with you this touching love story of Danny and Annie.

Toys for Toddlers: Tips for Making the Best Choices


As a baby makes their way into the toddler years, their level of inquisitiveness skyrockets. Not only can they grasp things and make things happen but now they can move too! As soon as they start to toddle, whether it’s with the help of the furniture or completely independently, you need to remember that nothing is sacred. They will get into everything if you’re not careful and to try and keep them out of mischief, a good selection of toys is handy.

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Restaurant Lighting Source


A restaurant that is open late likely has a collection of landscape lights to help guests find their way to the eatery. Lights allow guests to arrive and exit the restaurant in a safe manner at all hours of the night. The lights around a restaurant also add to the appeal of the business. Many restaurant owners choose to shop online for all of their lighting needs. They do this for several reasons. For one, the process is convenient. A restaurant owner who needs some additional lighting or perhaps needs to replace a flood light, can do so by sitting down and shopping from his or her home computer. Or, the owner can take a few moments while at work to order lighting online. Here are some other reasons why many restaurant owners opt to shop online for lighting for their business.

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Compassion Got Lost in the Shuffle Again

As a mom, I do believe that a dose of tough love never hurts anyone. I want my daughters, after all, to be able to stand up for themselves and be able to take care of themselves without depending on anyone. But at the same time that I am trying to imbibe them with self-reliance and independence, I also try to open their eyes to the fact that we are all, ultimately, interconnected. That one little action on our part may impact others in ways that we may not even think of. Be mindful, I tell them. Be mindful of your self, of others and the world around you.

Realize that the world is not only that space within your reach and your sight. There are worlds and lives out there that you may never see or know about but somehow impact by your one little action.

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