The Fours of Nature: Laurie, Mary, Norma, and Dorey What have I been up to lately? According to the date of my last post, it’s apparent that I haven’t been blogging. For one thing, I have added real estate to my collection of careers. Ultimately, I will be purchasing a retreat and realty presented itself … More It’s Own Reward
Today was a typical Tuesday. We had breakfast. We played. We made art with colored pencils and stickers. We made music by “playing” Grandma’s guitar and banging on various household objects. We had lunch followed by a nap (everyone but Grandma, who probably needed the nap more than anyone, but opted to clean up the … More The Little Things
Looking back on 2016, I’d have to say it was a pretty good year. There were some lessons along the way, and some heartbreak too. I made some mistakes. Okay, probably lots of mistakes, but I learned from them. I took on too many things (which I have been known to do). But when I … More It Was a Pretty Good Year… and I’m Gonna “Crush It” in 2017!
As I walked my dog this morning, before dawn, the frost glittered on the grass. I began thinking about the gifts I get as a result of being an early riser. I get the quiet solitude of being the only one awake in my apartment. I get those productive hours without interruption. I get not … More Gifts for an Early Riser
At a coaching luncheon I attended a couple of months ago, the speaker discussed storytelling as a coaching technique. I found a particular exercise he facilitated of great benefit to me, personally. We wrote about our lives, eventually condensing our life story down to six words. Upon completion, we meandered around the room, each of … More Keep Getting Up
Today I received this 1000 Likes badge. It reminded me that not so long ago, I kept my blog private (my husband says that’s a diary). I am really enjoying being “out there,” even though it can be a little scary. I don’t pay much attention to my blogging stats, but I can’t help but … More Happy Blogging!
A few days ago, I posted a link to a podcast entitled The Secret to Dealing with Difficult People. It seems as though a message usually comes to me in multiple ways within a discrete window of time. This week is a prime example. The title of the message at my church today was “Is … More Pain in the Posterior vs. Partner in Progress
I had a sweet talk with a friend today. She is 20 years my senior, yet we have so much in common. I noted that I was grateful for the mirror she is for me. I can often see myself more clearly through others. Among other things, that’s what friends are for.
Ten things I am thankful for this Tuesday are: 1. good physical health 2. family 3. friends 4. an afternoon nap 5. low humidity 6. sunshine 7. hot & sour soup 8. a comfortable home 9. a loyal (somewhat “intense”) dog 10. a sound mind (some may find this one questionable… ha ha) What are … More Ten Things on Tuesday