Soft Cushionings {or Thanksgiving}

It’s Thanksgiving week and I feel like I should write about gratitude in some pointed way.  But I’m less interested in pointed ways than those soft and cushioning.   And so.   The candle that flickers on my desk.  I know I ought not to have it sitting so close to the external hard drive [...]

Thanksgiving

  I am grateful for what I am and have.  My thanksgiving is perpetual.~ Henry David Thoreau ~   Ongoing, perpetual, never-ending thanks.For who we are.  For what we have.Again and again and again. Happy Thanksgiving to those of you in the United States.Love and blessings to everyone, everywhere.Again and again and again.   Sending a [...]

My Wishes for You

Are you busy right now?  Or are you finding stillness?  Maybe you're somewhere in between. So often I find myself in the in-between.  It's possible to be ridiculously busy and (somewhat) still at the same time.  I find that staying with my breath helps.  Walks outside help too.  As do cups of tea.  And warm [...]

25 (Simple) (and Meaningful) Gifts

You know I love lists.  Here’s a list of 25 free (or practically free) gifts you can bestow upon others this holiday season.  Really, they’re gifts for any time of year.  They’re simple and meaningful.  Happy gifting…in a simple and meaningful way.   Give a hug.  Then give another one.  Maybe a little longer.  Maybe [...]

:: Randoming ::

Some random things... This quote.  I remind myself of this, a lot.  From the work of creativity to the work of life.  Also, the book from which this quote originates is in my Amazon shopping cart.  Christmas present to myself, maybe?  Yes, maybe. (thanks, A) I'm pretty sure I've shared this short video at some point.  But it's [...]

On Feeling Alive

Last week I finally put the garden to bed.  It was a crisp and windy day, sunny and a little bit glorious.  The raspberry bushes scraped my hands; I didn't mind. It felt good to be outside.  It felt good to be tackling a job I'd been avoiding.  It felt good (truly) to be alive. [...]

In the Still and in the Merry

I always feel quieter this time of year.  There's hustle and bustle around me, and I'm busy with holiday preparations myself.  But I also feel...quiet.  And decidedly not crazy.  I work (it takes conscious effort) to not succumb to the crazy at this time of year. There are stories out there about the perfect this [...]

Goodness and Gratitude (and Thanksgiving)

On Thursday (tomorrow), folks in the United States will be celebrating Thanksgiving.  A day to count blessings.  And, surely, every day is a good day to count blessings.  But sometimes it's nice to have a reminder.  Thanksgiving might be that reminder for some of us. Having explored gratitude during Gratitude Week with so many of [...]