On Tuesday I talked about how I recently had a friend come over unexpectedly. What I didn’t mention was how that came about.
Mother’s day is in just a few days! Have you gotten a gift for your mother yet?
If the answer is no, here are some inexpensive but meaningful ideas that will make your momma’s heart swell with love:
Mother’s day is coming up!
This is supposed to be a special occasion, a date to recognize and celebrate the woman who gave us life.
Many people, however, have less than ideal relationships with their mothers. Perhaps there was abuse or neglect, or some other sort of trauma. Maybe your experience is nothing so drastic, but nevertheless your relationship with your mother can be fraught with tension.
How do you approach Mother’s Day when you have a hard time being grateful for your mother?
Happy Star Wars day! Today is the day where fans around the world will don their wookie costumes, princess Leia bikinis, or stormtrooper outfit and publicly declare their undying love for the Star Wars dynasty.
While I am Minnesota born and raised, my first name is actually French. Additionally, my maiden name is Norwegian, but my married last name is from Middle Eastern culture despite the fact that I am married to a Peruvian whose first name is of Italian origin.
Yes, our names our quite strange, but they match an international lifestyle that we have had ever since we were married.
Growing up, I’d always been rather controlled by the vagaries of my thoughts. It’s not that I sought negative feelings; but when situations arose that prompted negative feelings, I always felt powerless to do anything about it. I just assumed that there was nothing to be done except ride the wave.
It’s been so empowering, therefore, to learn that I don’t have to be a helpless victim of my circumstances.
Counseling has been a big part of my life for the past year.
When I first started going, I was ashamed to talk about it. I felt like there was something deeply wrong with me, something that I didn’t want others to know about.
I’ve been reading through Ann Voskamp’s book One Thousand Gifts: A Dare To Live Fully Right Where You Are.
Ann Voskamp experienced great tragedy that scarred her for most of her life. Later in life, as an adult with 6 children, a friend challenged her to write a list of 1,000 things she was grateful for; 1,000 things that had been gifted to her. Her book is the result of that challenge, the story of how her pursuit of gratefulness changed her life completely.