Saturday, January 10, 2015

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!

I hope that 2015 was ushered in on the wings of hope.

As many of you know, each day I try to put a memory of the day, a lesson learned or a thought down on a slip of paper and deposit them into a jar.

Each day of the new year, I reach into an old jar and pull one out from the year before. It helps me start each day with a blessing and reminds me of how grateful I am for family, friends and those magical moments.

One of these days, I am going to type them all up and share them on the blog, after which, I think I will cut each one out and decoupage my old desk with them so I can look at those messages and stay inspired.


Speaking about being ushered in on the wings of hope. How many of you know what Usher Syndrome is?

Below is a link that will define its clinical description. I want to share the human side with you.

I have been blessed to meet many wonderful people that have Usher Syndrome. I have been inspired by their stories. Many struggle but all triumph.

To learn more about Usher Syndrome here is a groups I recommend.

My Usher Friends are working on a wonderful 
project and I will share the information here as more
details roll in. 

There are many groups available to those with visual 
impairment and I will be posting more of them soon.


  1. The message in a jar idea is really thoughtful and helpful. I think I might just start doing it. And then keep them for my children to learn from or something. Thanks a lot for teaching me about Usher Syndrome. To be honest, for a moment I thought the link was going to open to a picture of Usher Raymond V the singer so I'm glad it didn't. I think you're addressing it from a good angle because not everyone cares to take the time to read through medical terms and information so it would be really helpful.

    Thanks for this post.

  2. I am glad that you like the message in a jar idea. My collection will be vintage soon as the years pass by. I can find a tidbit every day.

    Thank you for reading about Usher Syndrome. I have some amazing friends that triumph over the challenges of the disease and each one of them is an inspiration.