Thankful Thursday

This morning I got caught in the early morning rain, spilled coffee, and forgot my sweater, but….I had only been driving a few minutes when I saw this. it was pretty cool to see through the rain to the sunlight on the horizon. Sometimes you just gotta go through stuff like rain, or tough circumstances, or waiting periods. During those times, it’s a real gift to catch glimpses of what’s beyond the rain or tunnel or whatever. Yep, there’s somethingRead 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

Silent Sunday

Thankful for a man who cares about the little things. Sure makes it easier when we differ so much on some of the big… (“Opposites attract” could be an understatement for me and my man, but it’s kept things lively, and always an adventure, no doubt.) Thankful for the grace that helps us meet in the middle. Flowers fade, but the memories of all of those ‘little things’ live on. Yes. Thankful for that on this (not-so-silent ) ‘Silent Sunday’.Read more

Thankful Thursday

Thankful for …my walks at the river and that this time, when I asked, everyone said, “No, not today…” but then when I was ready to go, there were two sons and one husband ready to go along for the ride…and the walk. Sweet surprise. Love going for a walk, but love it more when there’s someone walking beside me. Thankful for walks that include walking and talking, and walking and not. Silence feels right at home in the woods.Read more

Thankful Thursday

On this ‘Thankful Thursday, am thankful for… …for sun…and rain…and sunflowers in the rain. …for the way the seed from bird feeders has allowed for these beauties to pop up in some of the most inopportune places…and that even though they looked like weeds, I didn’t pull these sunflowers because I knew what potential for beauty they held. They were worth the wait. …for looking on the bright side of having old cars: no car payment,  low insurance rates, andRead more