The Gift of One, Simple Day

Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.  ~Pooh’s Little Instruction Book, inspired by A.A. Milne How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then to rest afterward. ~Spanish Proverb (Blog post authored by purdywords) My family is in our fourth week ofContinue reading “The Gift of One, Simple Day”


(Blog post authored by purdywords) The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day he created Spring. ~ Bern Williams It’s been awhile since I last checked in, hasn’t it? The brutal winter had me buried beneath a vicious cycle of caring for one sick and ailing child after another, a little seasonal depression, withContinue reading “Emerging”

Beautiful November Days: Giving Thanks Day One (30 Days of Thanks)

“There is music in the meadows, in the air — Autumn is here; Skies are gray, but hearts are mellow, Leaves are crimson, brown, and yellow; Pines are soughing, birches stir, And the Gipsy trail is fresh beneath the fir. There is rhythm in the woods, and in the fields, Nature yields: And the harvestContinue reading “Beautiful November Days: Giving Thanks Day One (30 Days of Thanks)”

Why Thanksgiving is My Favorite Holiday and the “Thirty Days of Thanks” Begins November 1st

When you arise in the morning, think of what a privilege it is to be alive: to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.  ~ Marcus Aurelius The month of November is a special time for me. For one, it is the month of my birth, and for that simple fact, I’m forever enamored with allContinue reading “Why Thanksgiving is My Favorite Holiday and the “Thirty Days of Thanks” Begins November 1st”

A perfect season, a time to heal

Some of your hurts you have cured/And the sharpest you still have survived/But what torments of grief you endured/From the evil which never arrived. Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is aContinue reading “A perfect season, a time to heal”