Tag: Gratitude

The Novel Coronavirus and YOU: Let’s Spread LOVE

It’s been only a few short weeks since I noticed a slight, then certain and sharp, “shift” in our mindset and optic. Two months ago, China’s outbreak seemed so distant to us. Somehow, we felt safe enough in our daily lives and routines to… Continue Reading “The Novel Coronavirus and YOU: Let’s Spread LOVE”

“My Desolate Sea” and The Gifts it Gave To Me

I am massaging the stillness that is ever present within my struggle. I am increasingly aware of its existence budding within me, no matter how much I distance myself from it when in pain or I dismiss its potential to heal me. The human… Continue Reading ““My Desolate Sea” and The Gifts it Gave To Me”

Grandma’s Sugar Cookies

If there is one recipe that I wish I could replicate with perfection, it would be my Grandma’s sugar cookies. Every year, when it comes time to “Hauling out the Holly”, I inevitably find myself thumbing through my Grandmother’s recipe box to retrieve the… Continue Reading “Grandma’s Sugar Cookies”

This is Our Time: Fast, Fleeting, and Magnificent

This is our time. It will be fast and fleeting, yet magical and magnificent. We will always be moving about, passing by one another, while we occupy the greater space that holds us here with gravity. We were thrust here and pushed into the… Continue Reading “This is Our Time: Fast, Fleeting, and Magnificent”

The Forest Within: The Gentle Giants will Heal You

Today, I found myself walking in the forest. The familiar path I took is well worn as a result of receiving quite a bit of traffic from families, dogs, bikers, and occasionally horses. My dog, Gracie, and I traveled often alone today as the… Continue Reading “The Forest Within: The Gentle Giants will Heal You”

Waiting No More: It’s Time to Drive!

I’ve spent a lot of time waiting. I’ve been restless, at times, desperately desiring to be completely satiated, longing for validation and visibility. I waited a whole decade consumed by the desire to be passionately loved. I gave every ounce of my being to… Continue Reading “Waiting No More: It’s Time to Drive!”

2019: Taking Responsibility, Taking Flight!

In this post, I am piggybacking off of my last entry where someone left a comment that has left me thinking. I was writing from a place of pain, sharing my deepest heartache of having to let go and walk away from my family.… Continue Reading “2019: Taking Responsibility, Taking Flight!”

Making Snow Angels: Forgiveness and Freedom

Please, stop the rain. Turn these heavy, wet drops into snowflakes, blanketing the muddy and messy mistakes of life. If it’s going to be a cold day, at least lighten my step with a lovely snow. Frame the chill with beautiful evergreen trees, heavy… Continue Reading “Making Snow Angels: Forgiveness and Freedom”

Tinsel, Treasures, and Toyland: Christmas Memories

It’s Christmas. I admit, I haven’t been as present as I would like to be. I’ve been pulled emotionally into familiar spaces, lamenting the loss of loved ones: those who are no longer living and those who are too distant to allow connection. At… Continue Reading “Tinsel, Treasures, and Toyland: Christmas Memories”

“Morning Has Broken”: When Suffering Becomes a Blessing

Morning Has Broken ~Cat Stevens Morning has broken like the first morning Blackbird has spoken like the first bird Praise for the singing Praise for the morning Praise for them springing fresh from the world Sweet the rain’s new fall, sunlit from heaven Like… Continue Reading ““Morning Has Broken”: When Suffering Becomes a Blessing”