Tag Archives: acceptance

A Perfect Life Unglued

On a steaming summer day in 1977, I was walking across my living room when it hit me. I was never going to create a perfect life. I’d been trying for years to get everything in order so I could … Continue reading

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5 Warning Signs That I Should Avoid a Barista Career

I almost did it again … pour ground coffee into the brew basket without a filter. If there is anyone out there who never messed up using today’s convenient, fool-proof coffee makers, you deserve a medal. I’ve realized I need … Continue reading

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When the Mundane Becomes a Miracle

Can the mundane become a miracle? Absolutely! Life has insisted I learn this. My favorite definition of a miracle: A shift in perception When I heard this years ago, it hit me right between the eyes – in that area … Continue reading

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Who Needs Kindness?

Everyone needs kindness. Whether they “deserve” it or not. Haven’t you had a bad day when someone said or did one small thing that gave you a needed boost? The people most in need of  kindness are often the very … Continue reading

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The Gift of Presence

One fall weekend our family visited Bosque del Apache wild bird refuge near Soccoro, New Mexico, to watch Sandhill cranes, Canadian geese and wild ducks launch off the winter migration refuge ponds at sunrise, honking as they headed out for … Continue reading

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The Gift of Compassion

It was time for our children’s Christmas nativity pageant at church, celebrating the birth of Christ.  As a little girl, I knew that some blessed, fortunate, and thoroughly envied girl’s doll would hold the distinct honor of being Baby Jesus. … Continue reading

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The Gift of Insight

As a college sophomore subsisting on loans, I was thrilled when my boyfriend, Ron, suggested we go Christmas shopping together. He wanted me to try on dresses so that he could choose one for my present. I found a dress … Continue reading

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Let’s Ride This Election Tornado!

Let’s ride this tornado! Upset by recent elections? That’s okay. Delighted at recent elections? That’s okay, too. This is called CHANGE. We’ve wanted change for years. We’ve demonstrated, written, sang, hollered, cried, commiserated, and demanded change. Now that it’s arrived, … Continue reading

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If saying “no” is difficult, try this.

We don’t want to hurt other people’s feelings, so we hurt our own. Do you set aside your own plans to meet the needs of others? Do people expect things from you that you’d rather not do? Are you fulfilling … Continue reading

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6 Centering Techniques from the Cat Sitting on my Keyboard

I sat down to write a blog post and our cat arrived with his own version of inspiration. Purring. Begging for scritches behind his ears. Rubbing against my right hand as I tried to move the mouse. Pawing at the … Continue reading

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