Bits of Gratitude {and Gratitude Week}

This morning, it's the second cup of tea and the roasting peaches in the oven and the patched jeans.  It's the birch trees out my window that blow in the breeze and show hints of autumnal yellow.  It's the shuffling of my kids in the other room, the clearing of her throat.  It's the whir [...]

I Just Want to Say Thank You

I'm finishing up a summer round of Just Five Things.  As is often the case, I have mixed feelings when a course comes to a close.  On the one hand, I'd love to keep going because the work with my students is so, so good (they are amazing).  On the other hand, I'm ready to [...]

(Not New) Lessons

Lessons in living this week.  That's what I keep thinking about.  Surely, there are lessons every week, every day, every minute.  But this week...well, it was a week.  I don't talk politics in this space and, even with the mention of it there (twelve words back), that's all I'll do.  The word, the mention.  Because [...]

inspiration

do you see this sky?!  this sunrise?  this is what greeted me yesterday morning, and it took my breath away.  in the midst of making breakfast for my two children, i glanced out the window and was awestruck by the glowing sky.  i immediately grabbed my camera off the kitchen counter and went outside in pajamas and [...]