Cherished Tokens

Phyllis Inspiration, Lifestyle 8 Comments

This is the month of love. By the time you read this, Valentine’s Day will have come and gone. For some it is a wonderful time, and for others, it can be a lonely time. So, as I am writing this, I thought about all the Valentine’s Day school events we had when we were much younger. I always loved …

New Beginnings

Phyllis Inspiration 28 Comments

I have been pondering the phrase “new beginnings” as it pertains to this new year. I am trying to find something new, as it appears this year is shaping up to look a lot like 2020. Masks, etc. You know the drill. But it is a new year…with January almost gone. The beginning of a new year excites me. When …

Merry Christmas, Friends!

Phyllis Lifestyle 24 Comments

Merry Christmas to the best Ribbon group of friends! I pray you will stay safe, well, and enjoy the time celebrating the simple things in life. May God richly bless you, Phyllis “Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!” —Luke 2:14, NKJV  

Celebrating a Young Entrepreneur

Phyllis People 19 Comments

As you know, I am an entrepreneur at heart, and I love to highlight people who are working to make their businesses successful. It never occurred to me that I would be writing about an adorable 5-year-old, Harper Miller, who is the up-and-coming CEO of her own business, Harper’s Pecans. When I learned this, I just chuckled with delight. The …

Christmas Destinations

Phyllis Lifestyle 23 Comments

For many of us, our Christmas traditions are abbreviated this year. One of my usual trips is to Williamsburg, Virginia, to walk down Duke of Gloucester Street and admire the decorations, eat at a wonderful tavern, and do some shopping. This year I will be staying home, but I wanted to share with you one of my absolutely favorite places …

Gratitude

Phyllis Inspiration 14 Comments

Expressing gratitude is something that I am becoming more aware of in my daily life. I am so good at thinking that I should express gratitude, but then I get distracted and forget to say something. I have several friends who are wonderful at taking time to express gratitude. These ladies always remember to call or send a text if …

Confetti Birthday Cake

More Beautiful with Age

Phyllis Inspiration 29 Comments

Thank you for your wonderful responses to our last Ribbon. I love hearing from you and sharing thoughts. I celebrated another birthday this past weekend, and that always makes me stop and think about how fast time is passing. It’s probably going at the same rate; it just feels faster as wrinkles and various saggings are more pronounced and seem …

Phyllis-Handwriting

Reconnect Through Writing

Phyllis Inspiration 34 Comments

When I started this blog, the name was a challenge. The ribbon in a journal marks where we are today and where we will pick up tomorrow. I wrote three times a week and really didn’t know if that was too much or if you had time to read it. But I wanted it to be a journey we take …

Flower Arrangement from Southern Lady

Showing Each Other We Care

Phyllis Inspiration 24 Comments

It has been a while since I have written. Every day I think of something I would like to say, but then something else happens to throw me in another direction. In these crazy days we are in, I think the most important thing that we can do is to show others that they are thought of and that we …