a few thoughts on joy…

Sometimes joy pops up like a perfect photo bomb.  It comes from out of nowhere, makes you jump with surprise, and laugh and smile from the inside out. Thankful for the little ones of this world who are catalysts and conductors of joy who help brighten a day, lighten a load, and keep things in perspective. Little do these little ones know the big impact they have, that’s for sure! Blessings and JOY to You and Yours Today ~ HeatherRead more

a few thoughts on storms…

As I drove home there were rumblings of a storm brewing.  Outside there was thunder, wind, flashes of lightning. All that.  The storm blew in pretty quickly and the winds were blowing, the clouds were rolling on in, and drops were raining down.  I walked outside on the covered porch to feel the winds.  I tried to take a photo, but this shot is just about all I came up with…the wind was really moving those trees. Not a goodRead more

golden

So, you all probably know the drill. When someone says they are a special education teacher, there are a few favorite responses. One of these responses often goes something like this: “Wow, it takes a lot of patience to do your job…” To do the job WELL, am thinking that yes, yes it does. Does it mean that it is easy to be patient? Nope. No it does not. And it’s funny. I’ve realized something about myself. Being patient withRead more

Restless

Ugh. Tried to go to sleep early. My husband did too. But his idea of going to sleep involves a fan on high, an air conditioner and the TV set on LOUD. And mine doesn’t.     At all. Kind of typical for opposites like us. Lots of areas to meet in the middle. Most nights I can tune things out until he turns off the TV, but tonight, I was just restless. Had some paperwork I should’ve finished before bedRead more

Lofty

So, I read this quote by Oswald Chambers just a little bit ago and my heart so got it, and …well, out poured the song.  Here’s the quote, then the song. “We must stop using religion as if it were some type of lofty lifestyle – we must be spiritually real.” ~ Oswald Chambers   Manger, cross, crown of thorns washing feet, enduring scorn Almighty God to earth in human form How can it be?   Seeing through the grandRead more

like grains of sand

  “Your thoughts—how rare, how beautiful God, I’ll never comprehend them. I couldn’t even begin to count them—    any more than I could count the sand of the sea. Psalm 139:17-18        Read more

Irish Blessings

She loved St. Patrick’s Day.  Over the years, I would receive sweet treasures around mid-March…bundled packages she’d send via UPS. One year, it was shamrock napkins and “Irish potatoes” …not real potatoes, but the coconut-covered-in-cinnamon Irish treat. Another year, the package contained General Foods International Coffee…Irish Creme flavor of course. That was my favorite at the time. She knew that because for a year and a half I went to college outside of Philadelphia and was about an hour fromRead more

The Ride

Tanner showed me a link this morning that showed a virtual rollercoaster. He was excited about it because he loves riding rollercoasters, but because of his heart condition  (CPVT), is unable to ride them anymore. At least he now has an option with a virtual ride.  In a virtual ride, he can stop anytime he wants to. Not so with the real deal. And it got me to thinking about my love of rollercoasters, and one of my absolute favoriteRead more

a few thoughts on value…

It’s been a rainy, kind of full (aw-full) week, but today was a beautiful, sunny day. After a full morning, I went to run some errands which included going to the library. Spent  a little time getting some things together and then needed to print them. As I went to the printer, a teacher friend from years gone by was right there. It was so fun to connect and laugh and reminisce for  a bit. I don’t think we were talkingRead more

Troubled Waters

So, I’m really not 100% sure what made this poem pour out of me at 5:45 this morning, but it did. I was kind of struck by looking at a dear friend’s eyes yesterday and seeing one who was troubled, and it stirred that up in me as well. Anyway, I’m not sure if any readers are feeling ‘troubled’ right now, and of course, I hope you aren’t. But if you are, here are a few reminders to not lookRead more