Instructions for Living Life~ Pay attention Be astonished Tell about it –Mary Oliver ***** Note: I wrote a version of story that follows almost four years ago. If you read the original what you didn’t see was the fall-out. At the time, my deeply private (and barely teenage) son was mortified by his mom’s whimsical… Continue reading Life Lessons on the Deck of a Longboard
lines~~curves shadows~~light yin~~yang good days~~bad days Our lives are a ballet among contrasting landscapes and emotional highways. One moment, we are screaming down a back road in a sweet Chevelle with the windows rolled down and our hair flying everywhere. The next instant, we are pulled over getting a speeding ticket. The day is ruined.… Continue reading One Hot (Yoga) Mess of a Mama
Relax Release Restore Just breathe, Baby! Grab her hand Hang on to his Let it happen C’mon! Take a chance, Baby. Buzz, you busy bee Dip, dive, sip and roll Feel the sun on your face Be thankful, Baby! Be where you are Walk in their shoes Seek to understand Feel the empathy, Honey. Knock down… Continue reading Shavasana, Baby!
“It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end.” — Ursula K. Le Guin Thank you Michelle for inviting Words for the Weekend to join in your “Life is a Highway” series! We’re honored to be featured with so many talented writers and friends. We hope you enjoy… Continue reading “If you’re afraid of a journey, don’t buy shoes”
“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.” -John Muir I’m a late bloomer. Although I began college… Continue reading Mountain Mama
Even though I watch very little TV, I don’t judge the people who do. It’s entertaining, escapist and fun. The problem is, I can’t sit still for anything much longer than a commercial. When I’m not slaving at my day job, even a beloved football game plays second fiddle to laundry, yard work and kiddos. But today I… Continue reading The “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” and Mother Teresa
“Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens Brown paper packages tied up with strings These are a few of my favorite things” Don’t you just LOVE your favorite things? Those things that might seem ordinary to someone else, but elicit extraordinary joy from you? This post is inspired… Continue reading Reader’s Challenge: Favorite Things