A New Reminder

My new daily reminder... Hope it is a truth you'll remember too. It is ok to be imperfect. It is enough to try and try again. Wishing you a week filled with glorious imperfection in which you are able to find peace, contentment, and joy!

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Life is Rarely Ideal

Sometimes you are a seed that finds itself between a crack in the sidewalk. Sometimes you are a woodpecker who can only find bugs in a piece of wood caught on a wire. Life is often less than perfect. But you make the best of it with what you have got. And, you know, somehow…

You Do You

In this world where everyone has their own platform in the form of social media, do you ever feel like you are just one among millions saying or doing the same thing?  Like your voice isn't important enough, different enough, loud enough to deserve to be heard?  (When I use the word voice, I'm not…

Tuesday Inspiration: Letting Go

"It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things." -Theodore Roosevelt There comes a time in life when you have to let go - of people, of dreams, of old beliefs about yourself. That time came for me recently and I struggled much…

Garden Lessons

To those of you with a black thumb, don't worry.  This isn't a lesson in gardening.  Just a lesson my garden taught me recently. Isn't she a beauty? Guess what? I can claim no responsibility for that lush fruit whatsoever.  My mom gave me the top of a pineapple about a year and a half…

I am Woman

March, Women's History Month, has had me thinking, "What makes a strong woman? What makes a woman worthy of praise, worthy to be remembered?" Lately, every time I scroll through my social media and news feeds, I see stories of women being loudly angry about their rights, harshly critical about society, and boldly irreverent in…

Writers and Storytellers

I came across this quote in Antoine Laurain's The Red Notebook recently: "Laurent couldn’t make up his mind whether Pichier was just a good storyteller or a real writer." Do you ever made that distinction? I sure haven't before now, but I've started thinking about it with the books I'm reading now as well as…

Weekend Read: The Next Right Thing

I am so grateful to Emily P. Freeman for giving me the chance to read an early copy of her newest book, The Next Right Thing, and to be a member of her launch team.  I don't know about you, but sometimes I feel like the business of living is a pressing thing, closing me into a…