Simple Pleasures

The real things haven’t changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong. ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder ~   Here are a few simple pleasures from my corner of the world...   :: a [...]

A Gift for You

How are you feeling? Physically, yes…but emotionally, too…how are you?  It’s an odd time, isn’t it?  Parts of our lives are slowing down (more of us staying home, limiting interaction with others) and other parts (the numbers and updates, new ways of doing work and school) change daily.  It’s a lot to contend with, I know. [...]

A Little Respite

I know there’s a lot of talk about the coronavirus right now. It’s an odd time, I know. Unsettling.  But it’s going to be okay.  I’m not here to tell you what the right way to handle things is, only to suggest that you not freak out.  Listen to the doctors and scientists who have the most [...]

:: Five Things I Love ::

Five Things I Love on This Friday watercolor…these hearts I painted with my daughter my daughter, my son, my husband...my three the wind which has cleared our rainy skies my desk which I finally cleaned + organized any reminder to give ourselves to love Happy Valentine’s Day!   What are five things (or people) you love?? [...]

:: Ten Things ::

Ten things.  Right now.  second cup of coffee…bitter, sweet, warm  quiet music  a grey sky outside my window  my daughter working quietly on her schoolwork in the dining room  my fuzzy sweater, my slippers…comfort  the glorious space on my (now clean) desk  the whole day just waiting for me  motherhood…always with me, always a part [...]

Rain and Coffee

There’s rain and there’s coffee. There’s grey sky and there’s work. There’s clutter and there’s a clear desk. There’s laundry and there’s clean clothing. There’s breakfast and there’s lunch (and then there’s dinner). There’s yesterday and there’s today. There’s truth and there’s more truth. There’s love and there’s compassion. There’s one thing and there’s another. [...]

:: A Tiny Bit of Quiet :: January 31

A quiet journaling series.  For the month of January.  xo Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful day of your life. ~ Mark Twain ~   Write three beautiful things about yesterday.   Write ten beautiful things about right now.   Can you imagine beautiful things for your future?  Go ahead and [...]

:: A Tiny Bit of Quiet :: January 24

A quiet journaling series.  For the month of January.  xo We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak. ~ Epictetus ~   Think about a recent conversation you had with someone. Was it a conversation of interest to you, or was it of a more obligatory [...]

:: A Tiny Bit of Quiet :: January 17

A quiet journaling series.  For the month of January.  xo Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.” ~ Mary Anne Radmacher ~   What does courage mean to you?  Jot down some ideas.  Look it up in the dictionary if you [...]