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Category Archives: be grateful
One of these days . . . One of these days my house will be clean. I will not find dirty socks stuffed between the couch cushions because it is apparently too far to walk to the hamper. I will … Continue reading
I have a bad habit of knitting my brow when I am lost in thought. One day, a few years ago, I was sitting and watching my son playing Legos in the living room. I was gazing absently at … Continue reading
“So, how was your day?” It’s a question my husband James and I have asked of one another every evening for seventeen years. I am sure it is a question that’s asked millions of times every day. Spouses and partners … Continue reading
Our troubles are like compost. From all outward appearances, they’re unsightly and smelly. We’d like to shove them away into a dark place where we’ll never have to look at them again. But just as compost will yield rich soil … Continue reading
I saw this video in my head long before it made it’s premier on YouTube. The actors. The expressions. The movements. I knew just how it would unfold. Just how it would be paced. I wanted to make a short … Continue reading
Sometimes when we lose perspective, we are encouraged by friends and family to look at the “big picture”. And of course there are times when we really need to “zoom out” and see that the problems we are having — … Continue reading
I think we must live in the bed and breakfast capitol of the world. Honestly, though I can’t verify it, I believe there are more bed and breakfasts per capita in our city than any other in the country. Or … Continue reading
When our sons were younger, they would often sprawl on the floor for hours playing Legos. In the huge bucket that sat between the two of them, there were thousands of Legos of every shape, color, and size imaginable. One … Continue reading
Head funk. Ugh. We all get it. That nasty swirl of negative, obsessive thoughts. It’s like looking at the world through dense smog. It’s oppressive, unhealthy, and can make your inner world feel downright uninhabitable. Fortunately though, there’s a cure. … Continue reading
As any teacher of young children will attest to, the fastest way to teach is through play. It’s fun. It’s motivating. And when the game is over children are amazed that they have grown in knowledge and skill. Surprise! You … Continue reading