Just Say Yes

I didn’t know she is an artist. It’s not surprising that she is, but she lives right behind me and I was clueless. She sent me a message via Instagram, and like any good neighbor, I stalked her page. Walking over for a visit, we sat down and talked about her art. She laid out […]

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That is Enough

I was thinking about her comment while making the morning Chemex. It was in response to this meme I posted for SC Lourie. She was having a hard time being a single Mom, but what stuck with me the most was, “I feel like I fail my children everyday.” I want her to know, that’s […]

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A Rested Heart

Taking care of your own heart. It’s something nobody else can do for you. It’s yours, and can only be cared for by you. It’s trying to get your attention. What it wants, and what you need, are one in the same. You just may not realize it yet. My heart is saying it’s time […]

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Calm and Peaceful

My landlord texted me this morning. He and his wife would be in town this afternoon and asked if they could drop by. It was fine by me, but just for a moment, I felt a slight unease. It was past behavior. I sat completely still to let the feeling pass. Glancing around the house, […]

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Worth the Wait

The candle display looked sparse. My friend who owns the local Shoppe had placed an order for new ones, but they hadn’t come in yet. The display looked like it was in waiting. I went back to the Shoppe a few days later, but still no candles. There was a holdup in the shipment, but […]

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Take a Bow

Friday has evolved into my favorite day of the week. It marks the end of the work week and envelopes one’s soul in a subtle satisfaction of the here and now. Every task wasn’t completed, but there’s honor in showing up. The Sunflower is easily enjoyed in Texas, but thanks to this meme, my perspective […]

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Just Be Sweet

There’s memes floating around this time of year about, ‘finishing the year strong.’ It’s tiresome being strong all the time and I want to finish the year more gently. I’m taking the rest of the year off from being strong. I’ve been told, “You come across a little strong.” Well, that’s what I’ve become, but […]

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To Feel Embraced

It may look messy, but this feels needed. I woke up before the dawn and lit my holiday candle. Strolled into the den to grab my stacks of reading from the coffee table. Brought it all into the bedroom and plopped it on my bed. It’s only Friday, but I’m where I need to be. […]

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