2020 was a year that will be remembered by all of us. It's a year that hasn't turned out exactly how we would want it. It has definitely not met my expectations. I am learning to be grateful in the midst of trials and appreciate what I have rather than longing for what I want (so much easier said than done). And it is that gratefulness that I will take into 2021 as I continue to take care of myself and encourage others to do so as well.
Are we there yet??
We are all on a journey this year. 2020 has been filled with so many things we have never faced before. At this point, I find myself thinking out loud, "Are we there yet?" I mean how much longer will life feel so different. And what else will show up to add fear to our already anxious lives? I'm sure like me, you've yelled, "Enough already!" I long for landmarks that would tell me how far we've come and how much longer we have. But a new path has no landmarks. So how do we find strength for this journey?
What a year! In the movie, Babe, Farmer Hoggett often says, "What a pig" in reference to Babe, the pig. He begins saying it in disbelief with a question mark and ends the movie saying it with an exclamation point. 2020 has been a little like that for me. Sometimes I say "What a year?," … Continue reading Halfway there!
Quarantine Fatigue (Don’t Stop doing good)
Quarantine fatigue is real. How are you coping with it? In this blog, I talk about some things that help and one thing we can't afford to do.
Update in the midst of a pandemic
A brief update on my year with the added complication of a pandemic. We're all trying to figure this out with some success and some failures.
The Master’s Embrace
My son gives the best hugs. I don't see him often anymore now that he's a grown man. When we do see each other he is sure to give me a good hug. But life is different these days. We are in a world of social distancing and hugs from people outside your house are … Continue reading The Master’s Embrace
On Pain and Divine Love
Pain is inevitable. I used to run from it. But I'm learning that hope can be found by remaining in it and asking in the God of Divine Love.
Kale, it’s what’s for dinner
I learned to appreciate kale in my life. I share some of the ways I've added it to our meals.
Come on in, the water’s fine, maybe.
Are you a toe dipper or a diver? After six weeks, the ripples made from the changes in this year of me are more and more evident.
One month into the "Year of Me" and I've got plenty of observations to share.