:: 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 [...]

:: A Tiny Bit of Quiet :: January 10

A quiet journaling series.  For the month of January.  xo There are years that ask questions and years that answer. ~ Zora Neale Hurston ~   Questions and answers are generally satisfying when they work in tandem; even if the answer is unfavorable, at least there’s some closure. Sometimes, however, questions stand independently, and that can [...]

:: A Tiny Bit of Quiet :: January 3

A quiet journaling series.  For the month of January.  From me to you.  xo For last year's words belong to last year's language.  And next year's words await another voice. ~ T.S. Eliot ~   Make a short list (maybe 3-5 things) of beautiful moments you enjoyed in 2019. Make a short list (maybe 3-5 [...]

A Few December Things {2019}

My son is home for winter break…hooray!  Yesterday we made cookies and I’m pretty sure we’ll make more today.  And probably tomorrow too.  Because Christmas.  And cookies.   I happened upon these eco-friendly toothbrushes the other day. I’ve already placed an order and can’t wait to try them.  Good for teeth, and much better for our [...]

:: Ten Things ::

Ten Things.  Right Now. 1.  the steam curling off my chamomile tea 2.  the full heart after coming in from a walk with my daughter and pup 3.  the messy piles on my desk (sigh) 4.  the shadows falling across the yard, the sun low in the sky 5.  the sweater, so fuzzy and warm [...]

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 [...]

Gratitude Week 2019

for the morning cup of tea.  or coffee. whichever it is, for the ritual of making, of holding, of sipping.  for the quiet beginning. for the succulents by the window.  for their quirky beauty.  for their being hardy enough to survive my non-green thumb. for the nasturtiums that are still blooming.  for the reminder to honor [...]

Three Good Things

I’ve developed a small ritual.  A ritual so small, it might seem silly.  But a ritual nonetheless - one I never miss, one to which I actually look forward.   The ritual involves a few dedicated moments before I fall asleep each night. I don’t need my journal, I don’t need candles or essential oils, I [...]

All In Good Time

The cooler autumn weather has set in and I’m content with pants-sweaters-boots every day now.  Yes, please and thank you.  I’m ready for this turn of season.  Lately, when I wash dishes at the kitchen sink, I look out to our raised garden beds and think about preparing them for the winter months. It wasn’t an [...]

Dear Thursday

Dear Thursday, Thank you for the morning tea and a good book.  Thank you for breakfast with my daughter.  Thank you for the wind, which I know not everyone likes (especially when the power goes out), but which I do.  Thank you for the blustery walk in said wind (I think I cleared a few cobwebs [...]