Today, most people wouldn't even guess that my son is an introvert, and I think that's because he's been well supported and understood in his early years. He totally enjoys parties and chaos now, but he has a definite limit, and he can identify when he's reached that limit. That's when I hear the question, "Can we go home now?"
We aren't just here to work and pay bills and rush around. As humans, we have the luxury to witness and marvel at the earth on which we find ourselves. We can all take that breath every now and then and fully drink in the loveliness.
Is there a way to hit pause on our to-do-lists and just give ourselves permission to play? I think we must. Play can be simple or elaborate. Think back to your own childhood and remind yourself of what brought you joy. There are no rules, except of course, that you have to have fun!
When I find myself in a mood that I can’t stand, or when I can’t believe how messy my house is, I perform this small, simple ritual to make myself feel better. I clean the kitchen sink. I take my time, scrubbing, and making it as shiny as can be. Then I leave a little splash of water in it, […]
Prepare yourself for some shocking information. I do not have a cell phone and neither does my husband. What?!! I know. It’s hard to believe, but this is a conscious choice we’ve made, checking in every now and then to see if it’s still the right thing for us. I fully admit that there are great benefits to having a […]
Our Gingerbread House may not be perfect, but with the light shining on it just right, it wasn't half bad, and today, that's good enough.
Regardless of your reason for celebrating, the Christmas season can be full of warmth, relaxation, and joy if you take a little time to reflect on what works for you and your family! If you keep the focus on the simplicity of being together you will experience all the true magic the season has to offer.
What I learned that night, was that sometimes a thing isn't about what you think it's about. I thought Halloween was about collecting and eating a pillowcase full of candy. But it turns out, it's about getting a little spine-tingling thrill, sharing with your community, and finally feeling (and looking) like the superhero that you really are.
We worry over milestones constantly. And our adult minds are so quick to meet trouble halfway when all we really need to do is to wait and hope*. Even when we aren't sure, it is our duty to encourage the impossible.