:: 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. [...]

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 [...]

Gratitude Week {2016}

In years past, I've blogged daily for Gratitude Week.  This year, however, I've decided to post 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 [...]

Gratitude Week 2015 :: Sunday

One special week of practicing daily gratitudes...with you. For the birch trees out back and the way they move in the breeze. For Nature and the way she makes me gasp time and time again. For our pup and the way she loves. For second (and third) cups of tea and/or coffee. For the people [...]

Gratitude Week 2015 :: Friday

One special week of focusing on daily gratitudes...with you. For the lessons (so many) my children teach me. For the quiet of the house, in the middle of the night, when I can’t sleep. There is something for me, in that silence. For the freshness of a just-cleaned house and the satisfaction felt afterward, even [...]