Gratitude Spiral: Day 39

Today, I’m grateful for the calm after the holidays.

The weeks leading up to Christmas are such a mix of magical and stressful. And the hype of New Year’s Eve celebrations tops off what can be a whirlwind of a month. So, I suspect that for a lot of us, getting back to routine and a sense of balance feels pretty darn good. 🙂


Gratitude Spiral: Day 35

Today, I’m grateful for the New Year, 2020!!!
A new year brings hope and possibilities and promises! I’m grateful for the opportunity to reach for these and to become a better version of myself. 🙂

What about you?

A New Year: Time To Dive In…

I’ve hemmed and hawed; I’ve bucked and snorted; I’ve backed away nervously. I’ve been silly. Today, I dove in and joined the already-in-progress Storystorm challenge. Thirty ideas in thirty-one days. Nothing to lose, but much fun to be had! I’ve got some catching up to do, but I’m EXCITED!!! Who knows what possibilities exist in 2018…

Tara Lazar is inspiring! Check out her blog here.


Happier Newer Year!

Two-thousand fourteen was a roller-coaster of a year for me. I saw one daughter married and another moved three thousand miles away, after nursing her through hip-surgery recuperation first. On top of that, I had to deal with an aging cat who had evidently forgotten what a litter box is for. We welcomed two new babies to the extended family, lost some close friends, and came to grips with one aging parent’s cancer diagnosis. And I had the opportunity to fly clear across the country for the first time in my life! In the midst of it all, I lost confidence as a blogger after inadvertently hurting some feelings with one of my posts and I practically dismantled this site in my deflated state.

Here, at the beginning of 2015, I begin again. Here’s to a happier, newer year…