10 Thanksgivings for the First Week of 2018 New Year, fresh start My sweet Guy, and celebrating his birthday Healthy, growing kids Our cute and cozy home and a clean kitchen The (mis)adventures of training a puppy alongside our menagerie Coffee with friends Meaningful work Cooking delicious plant-based meals Bedtime ritual: hot tea and a … Continue reading Thankful Thursday – Let’s Go, 2018!
Where did I read it? Magazine, blog, online news article...? Anyway, last weekend I read, somewhere, that those who study these things have shown three significant factors that affect brain chemistry to increase the feelings of happiness: Gratitude Laughter Good people Gratitude: find three unique things for which you can be grateful each day. I … Continue reading Thankful Thursday – Growing Happy
About this time six years ago, a few weeks into Tween's second grade year, his teacher found me admiring bulletin boards in the breezeway. She said, "Hey, can you give me a tip? Tween doesn't seem to realize he's in school." I immediately replied, "Oh, give him some time. He'll realize it's no longer summer … Continue reading Thankful Thursday – Fall Blooms
A friend emailed: "Are you ok? Your 'miracles' are sounding like you need a lot of hugs." Hmmm... Good feedback, since I hadn't intended to sound like a downer. I am okay, generally. This has been a month of long work hours unbalanced by enough fun or activity as I've recuperated this ankle sprain. Every day … Continue reading Thankful Thursday – Spring Break Through
Me: You know what day it is? Tween: No, what? Me: Thankful Thursday. Tween: Oh, awesome! Awesome indeed. Actually, everyday of this spring break staycation has been awesome. Tween and I have played and read, repeat repeat repeat. We are almost done with Shel Silverstein's Everything On It, and about halfway through Neil Gaiman's The … Continue reading Thankful Thursday – Spring Break 2016
Maundy Thursday. Also known as Holy Thursday, Covenant Thursday, Great and Holy Thursday, Sheer Thursday, and Thursday of Mysteries (loving this last one - because isn't God's love SUCH a mystery?). Maundy Thursday is the day on which we commemorate Jesus' last supper with His disciples before He was betrayed (later that night), crucified (Good Friday), and … Continue reading Thankful (Maundy) Thursday