Two weeks ago I decided to learn to play the didgeridoo. It’s totally different from anything I’ve ever done before, and it’s challenging to learn. But I’m having fun, and really enjoying it. The deep resonance of the sound is soothing. And the complete concentration it requires forces me to focus on only the one thing before me, making it a wonderfully meditative act.… Continue reading
“No,” he replied, “I just want to taste it. I don’t need a jacket.”
I watched him walk out the back door onto our deck. My husband snapped this picture of him tasting the rain/snow/sleet that was falling from the sky. … Continue reading
For two years now, I have made my own calendar notebook, which doubles as a journal/planner. … Continue reading
We homeschool our boys. Last year, my oldest son took a once-a-week art class. That was the extent of our formal, every week classes. This year, he’s taking three classes. The same once-a-week art class, a nature class, and an all-day enrichment class that covers a variety of topics (robotics being the most exciting part for him).… Continue reading
No matter our circumstances, we can still choose how we respond. And today, I choose to be happy.
“The place to be happy is here. The time to be happy is now.” –Robert G. Ingersoll
Our days are what we make of them. Let’s make them good.
“This is the best day the world has ever seen. Tomorrow will be better.” — R.A. Campbell… Continue reading
May we approach all we do with intention. Then, everything we do will reflect the love in our hearts.
“If you clean the floor with love, you have given the world an invisible painting.” – Osho
While my boys generally get along well, like all siblings they sometimes squabble with each other. The other day when we were cleaning up my [then] three-year-old’s room to prepare for his birthday party, I found the above message on his shelf. It was clear he had taken the time to write something, but I wasn’t aware that he could spell (let alone write!) words other than his name, and so I wasn’t certain what – if anything – he was trying to communicate. … Continue reading
If you’ve spent time with a young child, you’ll know that they bring enthusiasm to everything they do. My 3-year-old dances through his days. To him, all of life is a game and an adventure and a song.
And when I take a moment to pause and see things from his perspective, I see that he is right. Indeed, all around me there is wonder and joy and beauty. … Continue reading
Life isn’t always easy. And those tough times, both internal and external, help us to learn and grow and to see the world in new ways. May we treasure our struggle and strife for the beauty they bring. May we all give birth to a dancing star.
“One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.” —Friedrich Nietzsche… Continue reading