Thursday, November 19, 2015

Pack Rats and Love Books!

Confession: I am a bit of a pack rat.

Much to my husband’s chagrin (he is neat, tidy, and obnoxiously organized), I keep every note, every letter, every card, every stick figure portrait of myself my kids have drawn for me for Mother’s Day. I cannot bare to part with the sweet stuff. My husband calls it hoarding, I call it sentimental.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Talking to God

Dear God,

First and foremost, I should thank you for my beautiful life and for the opportunity I have to live it to the fullest. My blessings--like perfectly wrapped packages donning shiny paper and pretty bows--are genuine gifts from above. They leave me in awe. They make me cry. I will always recongize YOU as the giver.

But today I'm not thinking about life so much as I am about what comes after it. Peace. Light. Wholeness. Heaven.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Linus and Lucy and A Gratitude Tree!

One of my favorite comics is from Peanuts by Charles Schulz.

In it, Lucy is feeling mighty glum. Right from the beginning, from the opening frame, it becomes clear to the reader that Lucy is having a very bad day. She is fed up and frustrated with her life, telling her little brother that it's a complete drag. "I've never felt so low in my life," she claims.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Permission Granted

The sky has been painfully gloomy this past week.

Dark. Navy. Gray. And sad.

Those steel-colored clouds--so very heavy with fragrant, autumn rain--have perfectly mimicked my mood. Thunder storms have rolled in over the mountains I love, overwhelming the valley and my positive perspective. Looking out my smudged and dripping window, I can't see the mountain's heavenward peaks. Looking at my kitchen calendar -- with tasks to do and problems to solve -- I can't see the end of a long day, a long week.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Spooky Cookie Kit

I love Halloween! I love it, I love it, I love it.

From the big, beautiful bags of candy that line the grocery store shelves, to the bright orange pumpkins carved into jack-o-lanterns, I love this time of year. Cooler temperatures, spiced cider, sweater weather, and is all wonderful!