• Family

    The sandpit

    My dad gave Grace a sandpit this week.  For the last couple of days she has been really enjoying it.  I on the other hand was not.  Worries surfaced about more grit in the house and on our artificial lawn. The first day she had the sandpit, I sat at a distance, enjoying that she was enjoying it, but also preoccupied with my phone hoping she wouldn’t notice.   The second day of the sandpit, I sat my chair closer to the pit.  It made Grace feel at ease knowing I was close.  It also was tactical on my account, because…

  • Self-Improvement

    Quitting quitting

    I have a tendency to quit   I’m all excited about fresh starts and beginnings.  However when it gets too hard, or when the shiny newness has worn off, I’m just left with the need for routine and consistency.  These things…

  • Grief and Loss

    Let Her Rest

    Let her restYou are aliveYet in a grave you stay Let her restShe feels no illIt’s peaceful where she lay Let her restYou wrestle and writheBut best to let it be Let her restYou know her wellFar more than memory…

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    Self-Improvement

    20 Rules for Life

    Love deeply. Love so much for the other person.  Love that person as much as you love yourself.  Love isn’t easy.  It’s hard work.  Love because you are loved. Stop upholding your image.  Do not hesitate because you are worried…