Blessings

One way I try and relax at the end of a long day is to watch HGTV. The other night I was watching My Lottery Dream House. In this particular episode, the focus was on a couple who had just won 9 million dollars in the lottery. They were looking to buy their dramatic dream home…

You’ll Never Walk Alone

Recently, I have been thinking about the importance of family and friends in our lives. For the past couple of weeks, I have been going through a particularly stormy time. I am incredibly grateful for those who drew near to me, walked and prayed with me, loved and supported me. I am also glad that…

On our worst days…

Take a moment to remember your last terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. What started it all? How did you navigate your way through it? On our worst days, we often just want someone who will listen; someone who will sit with our pain, trouble, or grief. So we go to friends and family…

Showing Up

There is an old saying most often attributed to Woody Allen that “90% of life is showing up.” I have been thinking about that saying a lot over the last year-plus. The line of thinking began with me contemplating how many things we have NOT been able to show up for this year. We have…

Make room for the Divine

If you’ve ever had someone ask you to share your story — something like what you do, how you came to be in that moment, your origin, etc. — you’ve likely faced the dilemma of “the how.” How do you craft your narrative into something coherent and meaningful while also holding the attention of those…

What did you learn today?

Beginning in grade school (maybe even earlier) and continuing through high school (and college when I was home), every morning Dad would say to me: “Wendy remember to learn something new today.” Every evening before bed, Dad would ask me: “Wendy, what did you learn today?” Most days, I had a ready reply. On those…