Over the next 30 days we will talk about being thankful. Not in the way a Hallmark card or Pinterest-world can make us feel like we should have it wrapped neatly in a bow. Why are we thankful? What should we give thanks for in spite of the varying degree of the suck-factor of circumstances that surround our daily lives? Why indeed? For those in a good place, GREAT! Your friends need your tangible actions of thankless deeds, words, and a small gesture. We celebrate and are thankful for the times in which abundance and life like that first slow-moving, easy breath of spring. Seasons can also bring us times when we are judged for our opinions, choices, facts-beyond-our-control, and so many other random variables. So why not give thanks for those tangible things that get us to the other side. Even if we don’t recognize it until we are there. Someone recently said to me, “the problem with the grass being greener on the other side, is that you are on the other side. “ It is all about perspective. Thankfulness can be about taking one moment over the next to breathe. Or feeling less sad than yesterday. For the […]Read More
This project has been in the making for a while. When I think of blogging, I really get bored of myself! How much do I really have to say? (My husband and friends should be silent on this one) In life I am a gatherer of people. Who needs to be an expert of all things? I enjoy running my race where I excel and can be challenged to go to the next level. Let’s bring in others for the areas that I can improve the least. For example, I can pick up and clean my house. However, someone with the ability to come in decorate, organize, and visualize a plan for every room should be embraced and well paid! That is not my lane. I’m ok with that! Along the road I have found my misfit group of friends to be my lifeline in many areas of my life. And so, like many other things, I’m dragging them along for the ride! You will find stories of marriage, parenting, being a woman, career, and medical events that will inspire and challenge you. These ladies will be asked to share how they truly embrace the Crazy in everyday life. Anyone […]Read More
Moving, going back to work, depression, and house-hunting – I would say individually each of those things were enough of a stress on a marriage. Those are just a few things we will dive into this month as we look at why we are thankful and what thankfulness means in your current circumstances. A few nights ago, I was reminded by the sweet atmosphere of company, kids, and lots of candy – how thankful I am for the house we live in currently. Halloween for some is a non-starter. For me growing up in the mid-west, it was a big deal! My friend Lora and I would plan our costumes (always ones that went together, like a pair of dice or mimes) a month in advance. Swarms of kids flooded the streets of our neighborhood like bees to a hive. The street lights were pale reflections against the large mobs that populated our suburban “hive”. I loved every moment. About five years ago, we decided to reach out to our fellow neighbors to provide a warm and dry haven in the midst of the downpour of a typical rainy Seattle Halloween. We hoisted a canopy, set up a folding table […]Read More
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