I saved this for the very end of the day on purpose, because it is an end of day suggestion, and because it seemed appropriate for today: As you head to bed, perhaps you'll consider giving yourself a few minutes to try something that might be outside of your usual routine: a short, quiet gratitude … Continue reading Something positive.
It’s like a David Sedaris essay, I say, talking to the tiny faces on the screen, listening to a wild tale about lost keys and madcap driving and children standing on the river bluff, cheering for newlyweds. (Because, even in a pandemic, people get married.) And the wedding was magical, the tale goes on, even … Continue reading Thanksgiving.
About a month ago I got a call from a friend who is also the chaplain at my daughter's school, asking if I would be willing to come speak to the girls in one of the daily chapel gatherings on the subject of gratitude. "Sure," I said, "as long as my daughter is OK with … Continue reading Acts of gratitude, and grace.
Once upon a time, near the shortest, darkest day of the year, when I was feeling very, very sorry for myself, I plopped down at my desk, set a timer for 30 minutes, and started writing down everything I could think of that had given me even a moment's happiness during the previous 11 1/2 … Continue reading 50 Happy Things for 2015: Bloggers Unite in Flood of Gratitude
So, yeah, it will be a proverbial 5 pounds. But I promise you'll feel lighter, like a weight has lifted, and others will see it. A couple of fellow bloggers (Tales from the Motherland and Musing Off the Mat) posted comments to my piece from last Saturday, 50 happy things from 2014, letting me know … Continue reading Look 5 lbs. thinner in just 10 minutes.
This year for Mother's Day I bought myself a SodaStream. ******** Two years ago, in my worst-ever performance playing the role of Mom, I did not receive the Mother's Day present I requested (for three years in a row), so I stormed down the stairs screaming, "I'll just buy my own damn Mother's Day present!" … Continue reading Mother’s Day, with gas.