Sharing Here and Sharing There

We begin Gratitude Week on Monday and, if you haven’t signed up to receive Gratitude Notes yet, there’s still time.  I’ll be sending out a welcome note on Sunday; we officially begin on Monday. Click here to sign up for the (free) Gratitude Notes.   On Monday, I’ll be sharing a gratitude post here and I invite you [...]

Things That Are Supporting Me

A few things that have supported me this week…   :: lots of walks…the crisp, autumn air (finally!)…the leaves, the breeze :: meditation :: lighting candles…at my desk, during meals :: soup…I am craving soups of all kinds :: a good, long chat with a good friend...(and we had soup) :: my daughter made me [...]

:: Dear Thursday ::

Dear Thursday,   Thank you for beginning with tea.  Thank you for the words I got down, even though they frustrated me and I finished the writing session feeling not satisfied but antsy and disheartened.  Thank you for the cinnamon rolls I shared with the kids.  Thank you for a bottle of fresh milk to [...]

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 [...]

:: Dear Thursday ::

Dear Thursday, Thank you for beginning with coffee.  Thank you for the time to drink that coffee curled up under a warm blanket with a good book, before everyone else woke up.  Thank you for being another day that I got to be home with my kids, guiding them in their homeschool work.  Thank you [...]

Gratitude Week 2017 {Thank You}

I'll be posting just once as we begin our week together.  I’m sending out Gratitude Notes each day and I’ll be posting daily on Instagram, but here I’ll post just once.  I encourage you to leave comments and/or links to your own blog posts and/or links to Flickr shots or Instagram shots on any day of [...]

:: Noticing the Moments ::

  Taking some time to reflect upon my week... :: the birch leaves turning, falling...days alternating between warm and cool :: green smoothies :: an unexpected package in the mail...a gift (a treasure) from a dear, dear friend (who's also a treasure) :: the lima bean plant she grew as part of a science project...it [...]

The Cantaloupe Was Delicious

Last week’s piece resonated with many of you, and I’m glad for that.  There were comments in this space, emails in my inbox, shares on the wider web.  Thank you for being here, for sharing this journey with me. As I think about the delicacies that run through our human experience on this Earth, I [...]

Dear Thursday

Dear Thursday, Thank you for tea.  Thank you for time to hang with my kids.  Thank you for chocolate chip cookies. Thank you for time to plant our garden. Thank you for the tenderness with which my daughter tucked her strawberry plant and Irish moss into the soil. Thank you for not raining till evening. [...]