Daily Joys and Simple Pleasures

Daily Joys and Simple Pleasures

January 2011 Archives

An Appointment With Mystery

Thomas Merton’s words are traveling with me, daily, all through 2011.  What a great and inspiring companion he is.  I share a page from my personal commonplace book here.  I ask you this – “If you had an appointment with […]

Clip It!!!

I had so much fun seeing how my friend, Kathleen, repurposed things in her home.  My husband and I have a few kind of “spendy” bag closures.  No more!  From now it’s clothespin all the way.  I picked these decorated […]

You’ve Got Mail

I pulled the box of mold-made Italian papers from my drawer.  I was writing a letter to a friend and I wanted to make it extra special.  It wasn’t her birthday.  It wasn’t a holiday.  I wasn’t celebrating anything in […]

Warp Speed

“Crazy busy,” is a frequently used phrase in the social media “status” bar.  It seems like nearly everyone is zipping and moving faster than ever before.  Rather than a letter taking days to arrive at our friend’s doorstep, there is […]

Previous Posts

Do You Hate House Work?
I formalized an approach to house making last year. An approach I'd inadvertently applied (willy nilly) for many years.  I created a set of cards (that I offered in a bundle) titled THREE MINUTES, Seven Minutes and ELEVEN MINUTES.  Those were the most common time frames that various house keeping

posted 3:18:12pm Jan. 25, 2015 | read full post »

Remember and Do What Matters
Remember and Do What Matters Discovery Process with Mary Anne Radmacher, $99 February 1  - 22, 2015 You might not realize it but you do KNOW what matters to you. You really do! In the MUCH of daily living, it’s easy to disconnect from your MUST, the thing that puts wind beneath your wings

posted 6:07:55pm Jan. 20, 2015 | read full post »

What ARE You Waiting For?
There are many practical reasons to wait.  Wait for a more auspicious time. For better funding. Ha! for ANY funding! For broader education or more deepened networked connections.  The temptation is to wait until all of those elements align.  Perfectly.  Which is why there are many people who pon

posted 3:42:24pm Jan. 16, 2015 | read full post »

Grace In Contrasts: Rest and Restoration
It's a short walk between Rest and Restoration. At 4 AM this morning I knew I was not going to be going back to sleep. My first appointment in the day was three hours and fifteen minutes away. I had a couple of choices.  I could just rest. Lay there. Let my body relax.  I didn't choose any of tho

posted 12:06:52pm Jan. 06, 2015 | read full post »

Courage Doesn't Always Roar...sometimes it has to ask for help.

posted 2:36:53pm Oct. 29, 2014 | read full post »


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