Family and friends never believe me when I state that I enjoy cleaning up after a dinner party.
“Right, sure you do,” my cousin scoffed tonight.
But I do. It’s a truth. It’s honest. Don’t doubt me.
Clearing the messy table. Doing the dishes. Putting away the lovely treasures that dress up a table.
I love it.
Continue reading “Life’s simple pleasures.”
As human beings, it seems commonplace to seek understanding or acceptance.
Intrinsically, we make efforts to understand how and why we feel the way we do while trying to figure out what to do with the tornado of emotions and feelings that can wreck havoc on our every day functioning.
Extrinsically, we grow frustrated with others because they don’t understand us. We tend to misplace our emotions and put the responsibility on others to make us feel better when in actuality, we can’t even begin to make sense of what we are feeling ourselves. We act out.
Continue reading “Knowing when to seek understanding and when to let go.”
“Make each day your masterpiece.” —John Wooden
“Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year.” — Chad Sugg
Times are crazy. I long for simplicity. I long for a time when life seemed more civil and more peaceful. I long for a time when materialism was a luxury, not a societal requirement. I long – for yesteryear.
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One of my favorite quotes …
“Wild woman are an unexplainable spark of life. They ooze freedom and seek awareness, they belong to nobody but themselves yet give a piece of who they are to everyone they meet.” – Nikki Rowe
“The moon is a loyal companion. It never leaves. It’s always there, watching, steadfast, knowing us in our light and dark moments, changing forever just as we do. Every day it’s a different version of itself. Sometimes weak and wan, sometimes strong and full of light. The moon understands what it means to be human. Uncertain. Alone. Cratered by imperfections.” – Tahereh Mafi
Most of the time, I am grateful for modern conveniences and technology.
I am selfishly pleased when I can run an errand on a Sunday or at ten o’clock in the evening. I appreciate the opportunity to email and text others at all hours of the day or night. I like that we don’t really have to dress up for many occasions these days, an excuse to channel my inner slob when I see fit. Continue reading “Feeling – nostalgic.”