In Thanksgiving for Literature and Literary Spots

I lived in books more than I lived anywhere else. ~Neil Gaiman   Truth: When I was a young girl, I had recurring nightmares about being caught inside a burning house and not escaping until I could figure out how to save my books. This revelation quite possibly tells you enough about me that IContinue reading “In Thanksgiving for Literature and Literary Spots”

Thankful for the Practical Things, for Wood Floors and Simple Living

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. ~ William Arthur Ward   The thanks I give today is for the wood floors found throughout the first floor of the home I share with my husband and children. Yes. Wood floors. These Brazilian-red, wide-set planksContinue reading “Thankful for the Practical Things, for Wood Floors and Simple Living”

Grateful for the Challenge: #30DaysofThanks 2017

Gratitude is the mother of the virtues. ~ Cicero An icy cold November rain casts its melancholic tune outside my windowpane this afternoon as I ponder my blessings and sip hot tea from an ordinary mug. November is devoted to the #30DaysofThanks challenge, and I’m heeding the call again this year.  If my focus remainsContinue reading “Grateful for the Challenge: #30DaysofThanks 2017”

Grateful, thankful, blessed to be

“I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual. It is surprising how contented one can be with nothing definite – only a sense of existence. Well, anything for variety. I am ready to try this for the next ten thousand years, and exhaust it. How sweet to think of! myContinue reading “Grateful, thankful, blessed to be”

Choosing Love in the Tough Times

“Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” ― Lao Tzu   I’ve been working on being content with what I have. Trying to fall in love again with my home. Trying to be happy with what I own,Continue reading “Choosing Love in the Tough Times”