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Exactly a year ago, give or take a few days, a friend recommended Shauna Niequist’s book Cold Tangerines. I just read it 52 weeks later. 251 more words

Choose Joy

Choose Joy

I love running across quotes that are deeply resonating, and I’ve long loved this quote – “we have to choose joy and keep choosing it.” Joy is not something that you routinely stumble upon; it’s something that you often get to – or have to- choose. 75 more words

Adding Joy

This morning I got up late but the most beautiful sight greeted me. The whole sky was covered with broken clouds and the sun had just come up behind them. 475 more words

Choose Joy

(Left photo from a year ago–right photo from this week)

I get compliments all the time about how much weight I’ve lost, how good I look, how tiny I’ve gotten, etc. 225 more words


after slamming the car door

My grandfather wound his way before he died of cancer, wound his way to the children’s orphanage’s gym where Mass was celebrated, this man raised Baptist – wound his way to find a chair as women in white leotards danced praise down the aisle, praise to Yahweh. 780 more words

Blue Cotton Memory

Let's do this!

The tea kettle whistles. I’ve let it go too long. I try to catch it before that point. Now I’ll have to let the tea cool longer. 335 more words


Bringin' Joy to Cali

As I lay here wide awake at 3:00 am. I am reminded of the word, JOY. I am on vacation with my family this week in sunny and beautiful, Cali. 1,216 more words