a few thoughts on succulents…

My girl Hope and I recently purchased some succulents. They come in all shapes and sizes. They  have different textures. They even come in all different shades and colors, and they are all just beautiful. Especially when you mix them together. But there’s one thing that they all have in common. They need light….lots and lots of light to survive. If they get too much water on a regular basis, well, instead of thriving, they barely hang on to surviving.Read more

a few thoughts on waves…

So I’ve always loved to write. But I don’t always love to share. Nope. Putting stuff ‘out there’ can be vulnerable. It’s easy to be misunderstood, and even if not, it’s easy to feel misunderstood. I guess that’s why I like saying things are “a few thoughts on…” this or that. Because it’s not summative. It’s not the ‘whole truth and nothing but the truth’. It’s just me sharing thoughts…a piece, a little slice of perspective that will hopefully encourageRead more

anyway

    Planning for outcomes is good. But isn’t it true that in the midst of the process is often where the real change and impact is made? I read these “Paradoxical Commandments” the other day and was glad to be reminded to press on and try to make good decisions even when the outcomes weren’t quite what I’d choose. Our world is so results and outcomes-based. But lots of times, we might plant seeds and never see a teenyRead more

a few thoughts on a father’s love…

Ok, so I’m sitting here crying like a baby.  Happy tears I promise. Well, a happy mix at least.  I watched the sweetest thing and have shared it below. It was a combination of courage and kindness, compassion and love. It was a vulnerable bearing of the soul. And the song sung was absolutely beautiful. What caught my attention first was that the singer is a ‘pediatric mental health nurse’.  It probably caught my attention because I’m in the middleRead more

a few thoughts on hydration…

So, these orange clementines came home from the store with me last week. But our family has been so in and out of the house that the little treats that usually disappear from the fruit bowl pretty quickly were still there after a few days. But even in just those few days, they looked like they had shrunk significantly. It kind of surprised me. But then again, it’s been hot as all get out, and it’s pretty easy for folksRead more