…a few thoughts on being careful…

On my way to work, I always drive by a little abandoned home. The other day, I smiled as I noticed a sweet little clump of daffodils in the middle of the tall grass. It stood out and reminded me, that in the midst of all the craziness going on now in our world with shut downs and health and financial crises, well, there was still new life, still beauty, still some normal things that weren’t being stopped or shutRead more

remembering to think

It’s important to think about what we’re thinking about. It’s beneficial to pay attention to what we’re paying attention to. So often we will find that we see what we seek. That’s why it made me smile to see a splash of green on the oh-so-very-gray morning this morning. Once I saw the green of Spring, the gray almost complemented it and wasn’t so bad…even on an oh-so-very-gray morning in our nation. I’m thankful in the midst of struggle, there’sRead more

Thankful Thursday

Sometimes, it’s good to find something good to focus on.  I mean, I’m thinking even on the most difficult of days, we can find one thing to see, to hold on to and to be thankful for. And the cool thing is, that often when we find that one thing, well, our focus helps us to find other ‘one things’. Pretty soon, we’re aware of lots of ‘one things’ in our lives and our perspective can change. That about sums up thisRead more

Thankful Thursday

  The other night, my daughter surprised me by lighting this candle and putting it on my desk.  She didn’t make a big deal. She just lit it and the sights and scents changed the whole atmosphere. The cool thing was that she had had a ‘terrible, no good, very bad day….” but instead of wallowing in it, she went out and got herself a candle and shared the love by giving me one as well.  Sweet. It’s a goodRead more

Thankful Thursday

    Talk about a beautiful sunrise. Yesterday morning, I left the house while it was still dark and got to see the sun peek out over a hill and then slowly rise. I loved seeing the warm tones to the east, and the bright blues to the west.   It was good to see wide open spaces. Like so many folks, I love the song, “Wide open Spaces” by the Dixie Chicks. My girl and I have belted thatRead more

Thankful Thursday

      As always, there are lots of things to be thankful for. This week for me it was time.  Am out on Fall break, so I have two and 1/2 weeks of spending time as I best see fit. I mean, we all get to make decisions about how we spend the 24 hours we have, but I have a lot less in my structured schedule and am so enjoying space to breathe a bit and fill theRead more

Thankful Thursday

  Random—that’s what my thoughts are tonight. But gonna share some little tidbits of gratitude anyway. Am thankful for…. blueberries, fresh, tasty blueberries—not just to save for a recipe, or a salad, or a pie…but to eat right out of a cute little bowl. I’m thankful I didn’t have to share any of them. I’m also sad that I didn’t have to share any of them. And, am thankful for flowers–not purchased for me, but purchased by me for aRead more

Thankful Thursday

      There’s always a lot to be thankful for in a day, let alone in a week.  These past few weeks were no different and held some pretty special moments. All around me were signs that the seasons are changing. Here are a few: The weather has started to change a bit, as have the colors of the trees. Yep. Nothing stays the same, that’s for sure. The summer is flying by, and the winds of change areRead more

Thankful Thursday

  I ran a stop sign the other day, I did. It wasn’t a slow roll through. Nope, I ran it at about 60 mph. Not good. I nearly collided with a car whose driver sounded the horn loud and clear. Rightly so. Wow. There was grace that totally abounded. Totally. For me. Grace abounded for the driver  in the car who sounded the horn, for the passengers. I didn’t get a ticket, but I so should have. It didn’tRead more

…a few thoughts on remembering…

So, I’ve seen lots of posts lately saying that for teachers, it feels like May has like 100 days. Well, I thought that was a cute statement around mid-May, but now, I think it’s quite accurate. We finished up round two of testing today, and I’m so thankful we’re on the homestretch, but I tell ya, this teacher is T—I–R–E–D. Big time. That fatigue comes out in little ways. Like I have forgotten my phone a couple times as I’veRead more