It’s the last weekend in February, folks. HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?! Wasn’t it just Christmas a couple of days ago?
Anyway, here’s a handful of what has made me happy lately.
1. Rafael, one of my international students at SCAD, presenting me with this very cool journal–which he made himself (!). He had interviewed me for another class project and gave me the journal as a Thank You.
2. Getting a little pre-St. Patty Day green-eyed the other morning on a stroll through my Savannah historic district neighborhood.
(Much more about St. Patrick’s Day to come!)
3. Realizing there is beauty even in brokenness.
4. Getting a little choked up the other evening as I watched grandson Gabriel looking onto the screen of his buddy Liam’s smart phone.
And being thankful that difference doesn’t matter much to little kids.
5. Rejoicing in the fact that some folks still handwrite letters. Watch the inspiring video below!
Write someone some joy this last weekend of Valentine month.
“Making a decision to have a child–it’s momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.”
— Elizabeth Stone
1. Trying to see some good in this cold spell in Savannah.
Someone told me to be thankful because these temps will decrease the pesty gnat population come spring and summer. But that aint doing me no good right now.
2. Warmer memories from last weekend, visiting Atlanta’s incredibly beautiful Oakland Cemetery.
3. Making sweet potato/bok choy bisque. Yum!
4. Seemingly cute pic of grandson Daniel and grandtwin Matthew having a cuddly cousin moment, until you look closer and see that Daniel is really watching TV while pretending to smile at the camera.
5. Yellow roses.
May joy warm you this weekend!
I have had a really challenging head cold this Valentine’s Weekend–which has gotten me in sort of a bad mood, so I decided to take it out on Valentine’s Day.
I’m kidding (well, not about the cold). I hope you’ve had a grand weekend.
“Go to the winter woods: listen there, watch, and ‘the dead months’ will give you a subtler secret than any you have yet found in the forest.”
— Fiona Macleod, Where the Forest Murmurs
At this (young) stage of my life, WALKING is one of my preferred methods of cardio. [Another is eating.]
I encourage you to read the VERY COOL & ENCOURAGING article below which deals with the incredible benefits of the walking life.
“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.”
— Amit Ray, Om Chanting and Meditation