Happy New Year, everyone! Please pardon my month of silence... I chose not to blog at all last month so that I may savor December 2017 - and the last 31 days in my initial year of simple living and intentional work. And for the most part, I believe the month off from writing rewarded … Continue reading Completing the Circle in 2017 to Start Afresh in 2018
November - if you haven't realized it by now from my earlier posts - is my absolute favorite month of the year when I intentionally take time to just celebrate "me" by enjoying myself and all the things I love to do, eat, see, feel, hear, savor... (You get the point!) Granted, lots of people … Continue reading Life’s Surprises: Ode to November…and Celebrating a Month of Me
In the scramble to buy Thanksgiving meal groceries, Christmas gifts, holiday decorations and other such supplies, take a moment to be still and meditate on life - in all its complicated forms and expressions... ...the good and bad, difficult and easy, stress-inducing and carefree-giving, annoying and pleasing... You get the point - it's all life. … Continue reading A Moment to Meditate: On Giving Thanks
Welcome to another edition of Ms. Lu's Library! I'm back to share my thoughts and favorite passages from another recent read. This time I'm reviewing a book that's been on my "must read" list for about a year - Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert. "And you have treasures hidden within … Continue reading Ms. Lu’s Library – Book of the Month: Big Magic
Have a spooooooooook-tacular but safe Halloween.
The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And … Continue reading A Moment to Meditate: Poetry About Decision-Making
Here's to the season of football and homecomings, sweaters and scarves, favorite fall drinks and foods, scenic drives and hikes... ...and leaves - lots of gorgeously colorful but eventually falling leaves! Have a great start to fall, y'all!
Constitution Day and Citizenship Day is observed each year on September 17th to commemorate the signing of the Constitution of the United States on September 17, 1787 and to "recognize all who, by coming of age or naturalization, have become citizens" of this country. In addition, September 17-23 is also recognized as Constitution Week. The … Continue reading A Moment to Meditate: On American Citizenship