Sunday, December 07, 2014


I was shopping the other day and noticed the woman behind me in line was wearing a sweatshirt that looked just like this one. It took me a second to figure out that it was probably in support of something in Forks Township, like a little league team. I giggled. What if I were new to the area? Would I have thought she really preferred one type of cutlery over another? Were there others walking around with sweatshirts promoting spoons? Or maybe she was a fan of the film Forks Over Knives?

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Weekly Sparkle

I attended an awards ceremony last night, and though some professionals think the whole "awards" circuit is overplayed in the Lehigh Valley, it always inspires me to hear what the winners have to say. Many are truly touched and humbled by the recognition. Some don't say much. Others, like a woman I had never heard of before named Aurora Beani, take the opportunity to share their personal philosophies.

Aurora, the inaugural winner of the Lehigh Valley SUITS award/United Way Emerging Leader award, reminded all of us that "It's Not About You." If you haven't read A Purpose-Driven Life or Aurora's blog, The Weekly Sparkle, I encourage you to check out her blog. And Aurora - congratulations on your award!

You only have one life to live and plenty of opportunity to make it count for something great. My belief is that we all must do what we can, whenever we can, to make a difference in the lives of those around us and ultimately, the world. My entire life revolves around the idea of making a positive change and paying forward kind acts that deliver a Sparkle in someone else’s life. This website is a testament to these beliefs and proves that each one of us has the power to make positive, sparkling, change. I’m leaving my mark. Leave yours. #LIVING

PS - I haven't been doing a great job maintaining this blog, but that's mainly because I've found a really great platform for picking up and sharing transplant info - Twitter. If you don't already follow me, please stop by and check out what @lvtransplant's 2000 + Twitter followers are enjoying.