For me, sending a Christmas card, of our new blended family, tops the charts for challenging. This has me wondering: do you have beautiful, but unusual or tender circumstances you struggle to celebrate? Sharing good news in our lives can be so much harder than expected. Because what’s possible on the other side of that … Continue reading Recipe to Not Be Afraid
Did you know there are two ways to define wassail? Googling “wassail” here’s the first thing to pop up: drink plentiful amounts of alcohol and enjoy oneself with others in a noisy, lively way.”he feasted and wassailed with his warriors”synonyms:drink and make merry · go on a drinking bout · go on a binge · … Continue reading We Wassailed. Ish.
Have you taken a moment to thank your Past Self today? I worked with a woman who did. Searching through a set of files, she’d discover some random, but now useful, piece of design from previous years, and say, “Thank you, Past Loralyn, for saving that.” Past Loralyn? Past Self? I loved this. Flash forward … Continue reading Self Five
Hey friend, because it’s that time of year when some of us catch a touch of the stiff-upper lip, I just wanted to check in – are there any ways you might be possibly breaking your own heart in the service or needs of others? Any chance this Christmas season might bring that out of … Continue reading Do What You Can Do
Christmas season – a time of twinkle lights, candy canes, presents, Christmas songs, and so much cussing. Or is that just me? On the off chance you too celebrate the season, and simultaneously feel overwhelmed by the demand, the noise, the expectations, and the almost-steroid-induced-like frenzy so many of us reach over shopping for the … Continue reading The Cussing of Christmas
Around my later middle school years, I remember asking my mom about the date of Christmas Day. Thanksgiving lay on the horizon, and, I expect in attempt to understand exactly when my vacations from school would transpire, I wanted to run through the general layout of holiday dates. “So Thanksgiving is always on Thursday?” I … Continue reading Little Cracks, Big Openings