Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Art

Have my eye on some bright, cheery, abstract art for the walls:




Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Intentions

My word for 2018 is: intentional. 

Life will inevitably throw you curve balls but with clear planning and commitment, many things can be achieved. 

“Greatness is not a function of circumstance. Greatness, it turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice.”  - James Collins

Monday, January 8, 2018

Snow daze

Your smile, your laughs, your creativity - my boy. We had a wonderful winter weekend.

 
I am a tried and true New Englander.  I love the seasons.  I am grateful I can bring my boy to the beach and then teach him the joys of freshly fallen snow.  The seasons invoke a different mentality - winter: cozy, together, warm, slow.     

Friday, January 5, 2018

Rayya

A favorite of mine, Elizabeth Gilbert, lost her partner yesterday.  Below is her moving social media tribute to the woman she loved.   May we all love and be loved so fiercely. 

"She was my love, my heart, my best friend, my teacher, my rebel, my angel, my protector, my challenger, my partner, my muse, my wizard, my surprise, my gift, my comet, my liberator, my rock star, my completely impossible non-cooperator, my otherworldly visitor, my spiritual portal, and my baby. I loved you so much, Rayya. Thank you for letting me walk with you right to the edge of the river. It has been the greatest honor of my life. I would tell you to rest in peace, but I know that you always found peace boring. May you rest in excitement. I will always love you."


Thursday, January 4, 2018

Snow Day

We're home today - safe and warm - while a blizzard does its thing outside.   J's ability to entertain himself, so present and carefree with his "monster truck dirt", vehicles, 90 minute bath.  The background noise of his childhood "here it comes!, guys watch out, he's the good guy...." warms my heart in a way that nothing else can. 

A gratitude practice for today:
1) my boy - healthy, present, good. 
2) our home - warm, safe, quiet, enough. 

“As we get older, we define happiness less in terms of excitement and more in terms of peacefulness. Reverend Veronica Goines sums this up as, “Peace is joy at rest, and joy is peace on its feet.”  - Sheryl Sandberg

(image)

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

7 things

A sincere resolution to post every work day:

Found this on Swiss Miss.  The only change I'd make is:

7 Things Every Kid PERSON Needs to Hear 

7 Things Every Kid Needs To Hear

1. I love you
2. I’m proud of you
3. I’m sorry
4. I forgive you
5. I’m listening
6. This is your responsibility
7. You’ve got what it takes
-Josh Shipp