Have you ever caught yourself complaining about something when you really didn’t have a good reason to complain? Especially in the current state of our world? I have, I’m ashamed to admit. Deep In The Heart Of Texas – Waco I visited Texas last weekend with two close friends. It was our annual “get away … More It’s All Relative: Why Compassion Is Better Than Complaining
It’s that time of the year again. We’ve just celebrated Thanksgiving, the day set aside to reflect on all of the blessings of our lives. It’s not just a day though, is it? Doesn’t it seem like our thoughts go to the things we are grateful for every November? As I reflect on Thanksgiving 2021, … More Seven Things I Am Thankful For In 2021
2020 – What a Year It’s been a hard year, hasn’t it? It’s not like any year we have yet experienced and hopefully not like any we will experience again. Now, it’s the week before Thanksgiving. I’m sure that when this pandemic started back in March, none of us anticipated we would still be in … More Finding Things To Be Thankful For
Giving and Receiving Imagine giving your child a gift. You have put a lot of thought into this gift — it’s the perfect gift for them at this time in their lives. They take the gift from you, untie the ribbon, carefully pull back the wrapping paper, look at the gift . . . and … More Are You Thankful For The Gift Of Your Life?
A Bucket List Trip I learned a lot about the northern lights on our recent cruise in Norway. We spent nearly a year planning for the trip. I was excited to experience another thing on my bucket list. But, my preconceived notions about the celestial display were challenged a few days into the trip. I … More How To Deal With Disappointment
Although living in the empty nest is not my favorite thing, this Thanksgiving I focused on the things for which I am grateful, even in the empty nest. … More Five Reasons to be Grateful: Thanksgiving and the Empty Nest
What do you do when you leave before dawn, travel an hour to a small church in a small town and you are greeted by women in the red dirt road waving flags? What do you do when you are surrounded by the piercing, celebratory “ay yi yi yi” of a dozen Ugandan women as … More Undone
Forty-eight hours just isn’t enough when 500 miles separates you from your offspring. It isn’t enough but I’ll take it. I will take advantage of every possible snippet of time that I can if it means being with my babies! (Ok, so they’re not really babies, but every mom knows that age doesn’t define your baby). … More 48 Hours