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365 Days of Gratitude - Day 574

Pocket parks…

For the joy in planning, for the anticipation of uses, for the community it will serve!

“The more successfully a city mingles everyday diversity of uses and users in its everyday streets, the more successfully, casually (and economically) its people thereby enliven and support well-located parks that can thus give back grace and delight to their neighborhoods instead of vacuity.” Jane Jacobs…

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Fall awakening

I know, I know!  I am one of those people who abandoned my blog for, quite literally, months.  I can, however, defend the “blog” inertia.  I associate the summer months with road trips, biking, hiking, hanging out with family and friends, reading good books, drinking (probably too much), the occasional sunburn, and, in general, a different pace.   977 more words

Gratitude before sacrifice...

Then Jesus asked, “Were not ten (lepers) made clean? But the other nine, where are they? Was none of them found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” … 1,168 more words

Victim to Grateful

My mind was wondering tonight and I had some thoughts and aha moments (I love those).

Am I being grateful?

I had an awakening to the idea that I was allowing myself to be the victim in some areas of my life. 284 more words


Why oh why?

Why oh why do we not do the things that bring us the most joy more often?  Why do we put off the things that energize us, that inspire us, and that make us smile?  346 more words


Be Brave

I am thankful for all that I have and all that I have yet to receive. I am thankful for the love of a good man. 182 more words



Many people who haven’t adopted and admire those who have think that we have rescued our child.

Truth is, we’re the rescued ones.

Rescued from selfishness. 278 more words