Happy Thanksgiving to my blogging world

So many things to be thankful for!  I’ve tried to spend the last month being really aware of the things I’m grateful for, but here are a few more, just for today: *So grateful to have my girls both home, making a mess out of the house.  Someday, there will be no one left to…

November Days of Gratitude: A blogging commitment

I just noticed that my little blog has 100 followers.  100!  I know . . . some of you are thinking, seriously? She’s excited about 100 followers? I remember when I taught first grade we would count the days until the 100th day of school.  It was a big deal for a big number.  100…

November Days of Gratitude: oh, Life’s lemons!

Life is so Yin and Yang . . . you’d think at my age, that wouldn’t come as a surprise or even a complaint.  I know in my heart that in order to truly see the brightness, we also have to spend a little time in the Upside Down (Stranger Things anyone?).  So much as…

November Days of Gratitude: When one day rolls into the next

My days of gratitude, in and of themselves, have been something to give thanks for.  They have centered me, grounded me to the blessings in my life. It has been a slowing down of the crazy pace we’ve accepted as “normal” and given me time to reflect.  Mostly.  Except yesterday — when I had to…

November Days of Gratitude: Friendship

November 7th: At the risk of being too gushy — or wordy — today I am grateful for friendship and for the role of social media, particularly Facebook. I know FB has its many faults and those anger me along with the rest of you, but hear me out. While FB hasn’t done much for…

November Days of Gratitude: The Gift of Comfort Food

Man, I’ve struggled with today’s post.  My focus is on gratitude and it’s not that I’m not thankful for much, but that I’m thankful for so much — and what is worthy of a post, now that can be a struggle. But I finally came up with the thing. The weather has turned around here,…

November Days of Gratitude: The dog that rescued us

I’ve started this three times already because Toby, our yellow lab, makes it very clear that he belongs only to Husband, and I’ve wondered if I can express what he means to the rest of us. He’s a one-person kind of dog; he tolerates, and sometimes loves the rest of us, yet he is easy…

November Days of Gratitude: Pieces of Your Heart

They walk around the world In their torn jeans, wearing flip flops, ponytails and home-done manicures. Not children any longer, their days and dreams grow, take them farther from home. Still, though, a rapid-fire response, fierce protection of any slight, day or night — can trigger out from my spirit, like darts being thrown in…

Thanksgiving and a Month of Gratitude: Try it!

Truth be told, Thanksgiving is maybe my favorite holiday. I know it’s based on a myth and a history that makes me cringe — but the holiday I celebrate now, a holiday that marks some time off from work, is a chance for me to center again on gratitude.  November gives me a time to…