Reflections

As I write this post, it's Saturday, January 20. Today marks fifteen years since our youngest son passed away, only a few months shy of his fifth birthday. I'm not a naturally early riser, so I was surprised to awaken this morning before 5:30, unable to get back to sleep. Once I was awake, though,... Continue Reading →

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Out with the old, in with the new

So hey, everyone! Happy New Year! Yes, I'm sure the new year is old news to you all by now, with it being the end of 2018's first week already. But here I am, and here you are, so let's celebrate together. As I look back on 2017, I'm torn as to how I'd classify... Continue Reading →

Hot chocolate and holidays

Since my next regularly scheduled post is due on Christmas Eve (bet you didn't know I have a regular schedule here, did you?), and the weekend after that is New Year's Eve, I'm adjusting my post schedule a bit and am popping in early here to wish you all a Merry Christmas—which is what I... Continue Reading →

The art of thankfulness

One of my daughter's favorite things to tease me about is a conversation we had a couple years ago. I said, "I'm so thankful . . ." and then trailed off. She waited a moment for me to finish (I was driving and therefore paying attention to traffic), then asked what I was thankful for.... Continue Reading →

#WATWB When it’s not about you

I've grown to really love these monthly #WATWB posts. I love searching for the one I eventually feature, and I love seeing what everyone else finds, too. Some of them tell of an innovation that helps an entire village, some of them feature kindness to animals, some of them demonstrate kindness to strangers. All of... Continue Reading →

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes

Change is inevitable. Anyone who tells you otherwise is either too young to know any better, or old enough to be blatantly lying—either to you or to themselves. Depending on who you are and what, exactly, is changing, the experience can be either a positive or a negative thing. Sometimes a positive change for one... Continue Reading →

The post that isn’t a post

Today is my regularly scheduled post day, and this time? I've got nothing. No big idea, no inspiration, nothing. It was my 28th wedding anniversary yesterday (Tim's too, which I was glad about) and we did a whole lot of nothing to celebrate. Those are sometimes the best kind of days, when we have nowhere... Continue Reading →

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