I fell asleep at 7:30 p.m. on a Saturday night. My husband and two boys were away on a weekend hunting trip and I’m guessing my early retirement was in some way inspired by the cooler temperatures outside, encouraging me to settle in bed under a warm blanket.Read More
Sometimes, I catch myself living solely for Friday. I hear myself saying things like, “Today was the longest day.”
I seldom stop to recognize what my words imply. Do I want my days to be shortened? Do I want my days all together ended for good?Read More
I took a long walk the other day.
I didn’t need distraction or exercise.
I didn’t have an agenda.
Instead, I felt a sudden pull to be outdoors surrounded by the beauty of creation.
I am so glad I listened.Read More
He lifted the plastic wrap from a plate that held a single piece of cake. The chocolate icing had melted underneath and it was pulling away as he lifted it. He responded by gently touching each side, one side at a time, peeling back the corners until the entire piece of cake was uncovered perfectly intact.Read More
“If you catch this ball I will give you one hundred dollars” my husband shouted to our youngest son. He blasted the football as high as he could, straight up in the air and quickly moved his body backwards getting out of the way.Read More
I needed a reset.
I needed to turn off the anxious round-about thoughts firing off one after another in my head and start fresh.
I woke up anxious.Read More