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Stuff to think about

Yuletide. High Tide, Low Tide?

“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach!”~ Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol   A funny thing happens to our Christmas seasons through the years. Some are bright and others less so,...

A Do It Yours Elf Project Long, Long Ago!

    I'm not sure where to start this time. You see, life amazes and inspires me. Every single day. It's overflowing with wonderful lessons to ponder. And, there's a gift I want very much for you to receive this Christmas. I'd like you to see your life with new eyes so you can be amazed, too.   This is a story about a gift we opened more than fifty...

elfin magic

Stay Tuned! Join Me Later This Week For Another Trip Down Memory Lane.

“Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime.”~Laura Ingalls Wilder   I've got a great story and I can't wait to share it with you. It brought a smile to my face and uncorked a flood of memories and emotions! However I veered off my simplicity/hygge mode this weekend.  We...

time flies

Its About Time. Looking Back on Life, Moving On

"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on" ~ Robert Frost   God must chuckle about us, I'm sure he does. Quite often in fact. And why not? We give him an endless supply of comic material. Besides that, He loves us the way we love our kids. He thinks we're all adorable.   Think about it. From the moment we're born, we're in a...

hygge cozy cottage

Hygge Your Way to a Happier Holiday Season

“We need to learn to enjoy the moment and cherish the little things. It is all about you being happy, content and at peace with oneself.” ~ Sofie Pedersen   Sorry about Friday. I didn't post after all. I wouldn't be the least bit surprised or offended if you didn't even notice. No one really slows down for Thanksgiving anymore and I couldn't carve out the time, either....

lock out discontent

Discontent. Three Ways to Lock it Out.

“Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” ~ Lao Tzu   I was nearly robbed today. It's Thanksgiving week no less and a thief tried to sneak in my back door. He nearly managed to pull it off but I recognized him right away. It was that old varmint Discontent and he almost got...

Four Things That Might Happen When You’re Spread Too Thin

“I feel thin, sort of stretched, like butter scraped over too much bread.”~ J.R.R. Tolkien   Our second daughter teaches third grade. Her specialty is language, writing, and all basic communication skills. She teaches things like alliteration and onomatopoeia right along with the usual synonyms, antonyms, similes and metaphors. Stuff we learned in college, but her class is made up of eight and nine-year-olds! It's utterly amazing to...

chains of habit

Habits. Good for More Than Remembering to Floss.

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”~ Jim Rohn   Well, it happened again. Another book title popped up to tantalize me. Somewhere in my email, a snippet about it appeared and I knew I would enjoy it. So, I ordered it, of course. I bought a used copy like I always do and it turns out this one is autographed! Lucky...