Children · inspiration · life

Take the Hardest Road and Pedal Hard

Photo by skitterphoto on pexels.com Could I do it? Maybe. Maybe not. I chose the hardest way. I was four years old, proud rider of a sweet red tricycle, allowed the independence of riding the sidewalk in front of our house. Breaking the rules, I rode my tricycle farther than I was allowed to go. The freedom, the… Continue reading Take the Hardest Road and Pedal Hard

Dreams · inspiration · life · Uncategorized

Consider for the New Year, But Why Not Start Today?

Photo by Karol D from pexels.com Christmas Day is over. Feasts have been enjoyed, gifts unwrapped and faces arranged in polite thanks or open wide in full-hearted joy. Many have eaten too much, drank too much, watched and laughed and talked and walked and cooked too much. You’re not done yet. Depending on where you live in… Continue reading Consider for the New Year, But Why Not Start Today?

inspiration · life · Uncategorized

Ways to Thrive: Giving a Gown a New Life

For a number of years, we attended many formal events. Lavish, glittering affairs with delicious food, indifferent but acceptable music, and friends were on our calendar year round. Anticipating events to come, I jumped at the chance to buy a heavily beaded, marvelously constructed gray silk gown. There were beautiful layers, complex structuring, and a… Continue reading Ways to Thrive: Giving a Gown a New Life

Dreams · inspiration · On Writing

Ways to Thrive: Dreams May Begin Further Back Than You Know

Earlier this week, I wrote about my father choosing to follow a dream rather than continue in his successful way of life and comfortable habits. I watched my fingers type: Where the idea came from doesn’t matter. How marvelous, I thought. How true that feels. You can go far on adamant, on powerful, on declaring what… Continue reading Ways to Thrive: Dreams May Begin Further Back Than You Know