gratitude, thankful, thanks

Thankful Thursday

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

community, coffee shops, conversation

Conversation in Community

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

gratitude, thankful, thanks, wonder

Waxing Wonder

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

celebrating differences, coffee shop, community

Differences Matter

One of my goals is to try at least one new coffee shop per week. I loved today's visit to Dirt Coffee Bar. I have no idea where that name came from, but I'm taken by the concept behind the shop: "People with differences deserve better." I love that. And, the non-profit organization practices what… Continue reading Differences Matter