gratitude

Eating oranges

When company’s coming, I normally tidy up the house hurriedly, clearing up clutter quickly. Everything must find its home--James’ smelly socks sitting in the middle of the mudroom floor, Maggie’s tiny pile of clean laundry atop the dining table outside her room, the four coffee cups on the kitchen counter. Even if I don’t have… Continue reading Eating oranges

gratitude

Daily grind tip

*Big thanks to my friend Henry Petty for sharing his thoughts with us in today's post.* During the daily grind, we seldom find time for ourselves or a chance to really focus on “me”.  This is a great technique to cope with the daily life, to break it up a bit, to focus on yourself… Continue reading Daily grind tip

gratitude

Talking her off the ledge

I remember the first semester of my freshman year of college. After a whirlwind week full of orientation activities, including dances, parties, receptions, matriculation, and workshops, I settled into my tiny dorm room with my roommate who had a real love for brewing beer and listening to opera music. I wanted to make friends, do… Continue reading Talking her off the ledge

gratitude

Things never change

Gratitude rarely actually changes things. Not in my life, anyway. Things stay the same. Circumstances come and go, as all circumstances do. My family members who irk me continue to irk me. The one who never says "I love you" may never say "I love you." My sisters will probably never agree with my lifestyle… Continue reading Things never change

gratitude

Accurate to within 11,000 years

*Big thanks to my friend Debra Dickey-Liang for writing today's post and taking some of the stress of life away in such a humorous way.* While reading some interesting news articles the other day about the most recent pyramid discoveries in Sedeinga, Sudan, and, ‘New evidence suggests comet or asteroid impact was last straw for… Continue reading Accurate to within 11,000 years

gratitude

The small stuff

"Don't sweat the small stuff." I agree. Now whether I'm always able to avoid stress-related perspiration . . . well, nobody's perfect. I was thinking yesterday when a friend of mine commented on how clean my house is that in some ways, the small stuff does matter. I'm not referring to stressing out over every… Continue reading The small stuff