STAYING CURIOUS It’s been almost a year since I moved to Montpelier, Vermont. To say that life has dramatically changed during this year would be an understatement, but that is true for each of us, isn’t it. There’s so much that I want to share with you regarding what’s been happening in my life, but… Continue reading The Wisdom of Uncertainty
Several nights ago, Jack and I got into a lengthy discussion about our relationship. After 20 minutes of “honestly” telling each other what we felt was missing, how we had been disappointed, discouraged, angry, hurt, and generally dissatisfied, we both felt horrible. The more we talked about what was wrong (in an attempt to correct… Continue reading a 15 minute trip…the destination is your choice
“I arise in the morning torn between a desire to save the world and a desire to savor the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.” E. B. White For much of my life, I’d felt a deep urge to help others…but it never seemed like I was doing enough. I believed… Continue reading What will I do today?
When I hear people say, "Be careful what you pray for, you might just get it!" I usually don't say anything, but this line of thinking never felt right to me, and I've come to see that it isn't true. Oh yes, we can all make things happen. I can put my will-power and determination… Continue reading Life as serious fun
One thing that I keep needing to re-learn, is never to ask myself a question when the answer will not be helpful. Have you ever noticed that the only time you ask yourself the question, "What is wrong with me?" is when you are not feeling good? And what then do we think the answer… Continue reading A new question
When we got back home on Saturday, on our doorstep, we found a welcome-home packet that a friend left for us. Inside was this little green frog and a wonderful story and I wanted to share it with you. F.R.O.G. by Arline Bee, Roanoke, Virginia (from the October 2009 Guideposts Magazine) They call me the frog… Continue reading F.R.O.G.
A lot of thoughts have been popping into my head in the middle of the night lately. Sometimes they consist of just a word, but last night it was the sentence, "You have always been taken care of." It was a soothing thought to me; one that brought a sense of peace and comfort, and… Continue reading You have always been taken care of
In 12 days, we will be leaving for Mexico. I've been doing a lot of planning; looking at the Mayan ruin sites, calculating driving distances, reading reviews of local restaurants and rental car companies and deciding how much money to have converted to pesos beforehand. I am a planner. I'm good at it, and I… Continue reading the happy trip
I've been sleeping more lately; going to bed earlier and getting up later, and it feels divine when I can turn away from the voice that says, "You are being lazy. Why are you sleeping so much? There must be something wrong with you! Nothing will get done if you don't do it. You have… Continue reading The diamond necklace
Years ago, I was on vacation in Florida, walking up the beach thinking that I needed a hat. I don't like wearing hats, so I didn't bring one with me on the trip, but the sun was intense and after several days in it, my face had started to feel burned. At that moment, I… Continue reading Ask and expect