Remember 2018 – Dec 31

Historically I have used the month of December to pause and relect on the previous year. I invite you to join along. Carve out a few moments to consider this question.  I highly recommend writing your answers down. Maybe read the question at the start of the day and write your thoughts before retiring for

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Friday Gratitudes

• Waking up and being at the perfect temperature; I am not usually one for lingering but this morning I savoured the moment. • Picked up a new phone case in the discount bin. • I slept in our tent ⛺️ in the back yard • Introduction to a new portrait artist here on IG

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Friday Gratitudes

Woke to a slight reprieve from the heat Avon Skin so Soft “mosquito repellent” Savouring the perfect piece of toast Blueberries for the freezer The intangible delight of Fridays Difficult conversations this week. Ongoing. Living in the grey. Understanding choices and compromise. Loving your people and realizing you cannot change others. Grateful for mornings. Waking

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#augustbreak2020: 01

New month. New beginnings. Closer to the end of the year than the beginning. Feeling a bit verklempt. Covid is still a thing. Social distancing still a thing. Wearing a mask is still a thing. Hockey started again. As did basketball and baseball. Looks like baseball will end. My favourite vase broke. Accidentally knocked over

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Sunday

My Sunday is for self-reflection. It is a privilege to sit in silence and just be. It is also damn uncomfortable. I used to go to church. Regularly. I once considered whether I had a vocation to monastic life before I got married. Now, I sit in silence and wonder. I continue to read and

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Friday Gratitudes

1. Random ? Messages / posts / signs that resonate deeply – I do not believe they are random. 2. Finding a piece of zebra 🦓 wood that my son will incorporate into a brand new butcher block island. 3. Socially distanced visit with a dear friend who has a big heart ❤️ @toabbey 4.

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Compassion Fatigue is a thing

I am tired. Are you tired? There is so much going on. Big global concerns: climate change and Covid 19. On our continent which we share with the USA and Mexico – we have Black Lives Matters and the state of the US politics. Then, In Canada, we have our own things: Indigenous affairs, our

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Friday Gratitudes

Friday Gratitudes 1. Being made aware of the writings of Alan Watts and Joanna Macy 2. Cherries, cherries and now apricots 3. Mum is having a better week – more of an appetite and less tired – this a huge win. 4. Watching Schitt$ Creek with mum and laughing 5. Catching up on my sleep.

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Friday Gratitudes

1. Electronic banking- especially on rainy days 2. Tiny space heaters and small home offices 3. Silence – the privilege of sitting in the quiet 4. Therapy – it is not what I thought and it is just what I need 5. My library – so, so grateful that we can order and pick up

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Friday Gratitudes

1. A heron sighting – she/he has been elusive of late 2. New specs – eye exam completed 3. Time spent with my daughters in my Jeep – elicits memories of chauffeuring her to oh so many dance classes 4. Clean hardwood floors! This makes me so happy. 5. My listeners. The people who check

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Friday Gratitudes

1. Mum’s oncologist is bright and approachable,and mum will embark on a treatment journey that may give us a bit more time. Mum is charge the entire way. 2. Listening to the radio with my daughter as I drive her to work 3. Despite the predictions of rain every day, we have had a few

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