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Muddy Mess or Parading Perfection

I'm not one of those who uses social media to parade perfection, as if my life, my family, and my home fit some sort of neat, tidy, and dreamy ideal that make everyone hang on my every word, photo, and post. Can't wait to see and hear what I have to share next. But I… Continue reading Muddy Mess or Parading Perfection

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Being thankful

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

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Stressful Sore and Giving Thanks

Lily Chang © 2018I guess I need to relax and take it easy more.  Seems easier said than done. I'm going to start by pausing more frequently to be thankful. Here's my gratitude list, without the bells and whistles: Finding dairy-free (fair trade) chocolate. All my kiddos could enjoy some s'mores.Seeing a blacksmith work.Getting a… Continue reading Stressful Sore and Giving Thanks

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My ‘Thanks’

Lily Chang © 2018 Early last week, I wanted to start a weekly 'thankful' list. Here's why. We live in a world where ugly things happen all the time and everywhere. And heinous deeds, whether personal or not, can impact and wound us deeply. But, those aren't the only sort that influence us. Good things… Continue reading My ‘Thanks’