Wishing for a perfect Thanksgiving holiday? I’m not. Instead, I’m hoping for a satisfying weekend–one where I can laugh, catch up with loved ones, play a few games, and eat yummy food. Here’s a few suggestions to help your Thanksgiving weekend be more satisfying and less stressful.
What we say matters, because words are powerful. Our words can make someone’s day, or ruin it. We know this, but how often do we use our words intentionally to give life and hope to the world around us? Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. -Mother Teresa Words have energy and…
We all tend to live “ash heap lives”; we spend most of our time and money for things that will end up in the city dump. Francis Schaeffer in No Little People Not a pretty picture, is it? All our precious possessions in a smoldering heap, surrounded by piles of everyone else’s refuse. And yet, much of what we accumulate will…
Many people claim fall is their favorite season. They love the fall colors, the crisp temperatures, the apple cider and pumpkin spice everything. But fall is already zipping by. In fact, before we know it, the holidays will be upon us. We’ll be deep into decorating, gift buying, and holiday concerts. Too deep to savor the simple, cozy pleasures of autumn….
Last week I wrote about pens that don’t write, and other items you don’t need in your house. This week I’m taking the opposite perspective: what you need to make your home a pleasant and welcoming haven. I’m sure there are many other possibilities, but here are my thoughts:
The other day I decided to tackle the messy desk in the kitchen. The one covered with sticky notes, ATM receipts, loose change, random bits of hardware, and a sizeable collection of pens, pencils and markers. I found more pens and pencils in the desk drawer. And another handful in the cabinet above the desk. As I began to sort…