It was the bluebonnets that did it for me. This weekend we made a five hour trip across Texas to see some of our loves. I've lived in Texas my whole life. Never have I seen the bluebonnets out like they are this year. And not only the bluebonnets, but all their friends, showing off… Continue reading Are You Up for a Challenge?
Did you know spring cleaning is a phenomenon across the world? It must be wired into us, the need to clean after the dark night of winter is over. Spring cleaning happens across cultures and religions. According to Wikipedia, some researchers trace spring cleaning back to the Iranian Nowruz, the Persian new year, where khaneh… Continue reading A Spring Cleaning for the Soul
In Texas in the last couple of weeks, we've been living with scarcity. During the big winter storm there was suddenly a scarcity of heat, electricity, water and food. Now we are learning there are still huge shortages of clean water in some areas which has led to a scarcity of bottled water there. Some… Continue reading New Life, Overflowing
Our toddler grandsons spend a fair amount of time in Time Out. Their mom has a little chair by a lonely wall and a tiny sand-filled timer there. It looks like an hour glass except it is only a minute timer. They are close in age and tend to tussle over all kinds of things,… Continue reading Time Out, Again?
It's just a simple wisp of an idea; one gentle thought. Author Cheryl Strayed brought it to my mind in a little book of her own quotes, Brave Enough. Put yourself in the way of beauty, she writes. That's it. She gives a whole page surrounded by white space to those seven words. It reminds… Continue reading Watch Where You Put Yourself