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 [...]

:: Ten Things ::

Ten things.  Right now. 1.  the last hydrangea, clipped and brought indoors 2.  the birch leaves lying on the grass, the patio...autumn is coming, and I'm glad 3.  the pup, lying at my feet 4.  watching a leaf falling from the tree, floating...such a gentle release 5.  a sparrow at the feeder...the birds are happy [...]

:: Noticing the Moments ::

Taking some time to reflect upon my week... :: eating lots of these mandarins...wanting to not eat them too quickly because they look pretty on the counter...but eating them quickly :: enjoying the springtime temperatures...walks, a bike ride with the kids, a short sit on the front porch :: reading this book...admiring her even more [...]

Somewhat Exhausted

I don’t know how to do this the way everyone else seems to be doing it, and if you and I were sitting together chatting, imagine me using air quotes around that word everyone because I know it’s not everyone (you should insert those air quotes again) but it often feels that way and I’ve [...]

It Begins with Tea

Words of now. (no editing)     Tea. Honey. Lemon. An almost-sore throat. Hint. Idea. Trouble. No worry. Today. Just one. Friend. Coffee. Store. Food. Luxury. Car. Highway. Home. Family. Love. Kindness. Understanding. Misunderstanding. Foundation. Exploration. Support. Love (again) (more, please). Always. Forever. Sometimes. Okay. How do you do? Fine. Not fine. Better. Best. Okay. [...]