I haven't been the most diligent or the most consistent in sharing what I'm thankful for. That does not mean I'm neither grateful nor thoughtful considering the matter. Here's my gratitude list for the last week or so: The honor of being by a friend's side as she got her first tattoo and being inspired… Continue reading Being thankful
This coffee shop — Lula Rose General Store — amongst other places, had been recommended by a guy last week, when he found out I'm checking out local coffee shops. I had hoped to find out some life stories from the barista working the coffee bar. That desire was dashed, when I saw how busy… Continue reading Lula Rose General Store
My focus on this week's "thanks" is on gifts, blessings, and delight: Lily Chang © 2018 A local chocolatier's (Karen's) love and passion for creating delicious art, over at Stargazer Fine Chocolates. Teachers taking the time and effort to understand how children are unique and special, play to their strengths, and help them learn.… Continue reading Transforming Thanks
Coffee. Yes, please! I'm swaying back and forth and my mouth's watering just thinking about it. No, no. Not just any dark sludge will do. Instant? No thanks. Black coffee, with no sweetening or color? I can't. Sorry. Toward the end of the summer, I committed to visiting independently owned, local, different coffee shops. I'd… Continue reading Coffee. Yes, please!
It's been cloudy and cold all week. Many conversations and dealings encrusted in bitterness and self-indulgence I've had to referee. However, I will not be sucked into a dark cloud but instead shall share some pockets of brightness and joy. I'm thankful for... Cloud coverage on my morning drives every day this week, so I… Continue reading Thankful Thursday
Before I was cast into the throws of the harshness and cruelness of reality, I loved chatting with people. A goal is to rekindle that love of talking with others and hearing their life stories. I might have mentioned here that I'm visiting at least one new (new to me, anyways) coffee shop a week.… Continue reading Conversation in Community
Sadness, frustration, disappointment, and discouragement have dragged me under. I don't understand why people — children as well as adults — have to argue about everything. Everything. Even about insignificant details. And, few want to assume or admit their share of the trouble and responsibility. Life is already challenging and difficult, without the bickering and fighting.… Continue reading Waxing Wonder