This world can be an ugly place. News outlets bombard us with evidence of this at a frightening rate. Civil wars tearing whole countries apart. Bombs targeted at innocent civilians. Millions of refugees with nowhere to go. Children stolen from their parents, or even sold by their parents. Some of it is true, much of… Read More Living life in technicolor
As I was writing Tuesday’s post, my mind was filled with all of the potential objections against the idea of combining the various areas of one’s life.
I once heard a comedian describe the difference between how men and women think with a very vivid word picture. Men, he said, have very compartmentalized brains. They think about one thing, and when they’re done with that they move on to the next thing. The different streams of thought in their brains rarely ever mix,… Read More My quest for a spaghetti life
Can you believe that Father’s day is just around the corner? Perhaps, like many of us, it’s snuck up on you, in which case let this serve as your friendly reminder :). I often feel like dads get a bum deal when it comes to celebratory holidays in their honor. On mother’s day, moms get… Read More Don’t forget to show dads some love
When I was a kid, I lived for summer. Afternoons spent splashing in the pool, sleeping on blankets in the grass, and slurping frozen ice pops – those were the days. It was pure bliss. Even when I was in college, I still thought of summer with eager anticipation. Summers as a college student looked different,… Read More Summer sweetness amid life’s bitterness
They say that the days are long but the years are short. So true! Can you believe that summer is already here? I certainly can’t. It seems like Christmas was only yesterday. Yet here we are, well into the throes of whatever summer looks like where you are. For me, it’s blistering heat, afternoons spent… Read More My summer bucket list
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:
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.
I recently went to go visit my grandfather. While there, we spent a lot of time with his friends. Towards the end of our visit, one of them casually asked if we’d gone to see the “Kindred Spirit” yet. Intrigued, I told her I had never even heard of it, and asked her what it was.
There are a few things that this time of year always makes me think of. The flowers remind me of South Korea and the beautiful cherry blossoms that blanketed my city in the spring. The fresh strawberries make me nostalgic for the day trips we used to make to self-pick strawberries in my elementary and… Read More Resetting gratitude