A Passion For Creativity

Unleash Your Creativity, by Mary Sara Pipia

Happy St. Patty’s Day – Do You Wear Green? March 17, 2009

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Today is March 17th, St. Patrick’s Day and the day for the Irish.  It’s Evacuation Day in Boston and the schools were closed in Boston.  There were St. Patrick Day parades throughout the Greater Boston area last Sunday.  People come out and celebrate their heritage.

Being part Irish, having had my mother’s parents come directly from Ireland through Ellis Island in th1920’s, I remember them today.  Yes, I wore my green today along with a shamrock charm to celebrate and acknowledge the “Irish” in me.  What do you do to celebrate your heritage?  When I went to Ireland a few summers ago with my aunt and uncle, it was amazing.  Ireland is an incredible, beautiful place and to think that my grandshamrockparents left their homes and traveled to the US to make a new life for themselves is amazing.  They left the life they knew and took a leap of faith and created a wonderful life and family here.

So, while others celebrate with St. Patrick’s Day jokes, drinking green beer and wearing of the green, I salute you Grandma “Gram” and Grandpa “Pa” and my Irish heritage.  Happy St. Patrick’s Day! 


Time to Spring Forward March 5, 2009

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I can’t believe that we are turning the clocks ahead this Sunday morning/Saturday evening.  Even though it will be hard to lose the hour of sleep, I can’t wait for it to stay light out in the evening.  It means golf is around the corner, walking the beach again and just feeling happier with it being light out.  So, remember to turn your clocks back before going to bed on Saturday and why not check your batteries on your smoke detectors?


March comes in like a Lion March 2, 2009

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For those of us who live in the Northeast, March arrived like the roar of a lion.  Here in the New England area, some areas received over a foot of snow and the temperature is once again in the teens and 20’s.  Schools were closed and some people didn’t make it into the office today.  It’s hard to believe that it was in the 50’s last Friday, giving us a tease for spring.  I was just thinking that at last all the snow had finally disappeared after all the previous storms and now we have several inches on the ground again.  But then, this is New England, so March is known for it’s surprise snow storms.  1st-snowfall-12-7-08-001

So, what do you do when a snow storm strikes?  What inspires you?  The fresh snow falling down or as my friend mentioned to me, what about making snow angels with your kids or bringing out the inner kid in you?  I love how the snow looks after it falls and nothing has marred it yet.  It’s clean and crisp and just glistens.  Rather than complain about the cold and the commute, how long it took the plows to come, which at my condo can take a long time, think of it as a gift of the wonder of nature.   Take the kids sledding.  Take out your camera and snap some pictures of the snow, the trees and whatever catches your eye.   I encourage you to take even just 5 minutes and look around and just enjoy the experience of a fresh new fallen snow.  (PS – if you don’t live in the Northeast, then enjoy that rain storm or even a sunny day.) 

So what do you do during a storm?