Is Perfect Possible? The Myth Called Perfection

Perfection: Taking pains and giving them to others. – Unknown The Myth Called Perfection There was a time when I thought perfection was something to be attained, a must-do. Perfection was a box that had to be checked for everything. I think engineering school had something to do with the belief. I know it hadContinue reading “Is Perfect Possible? The Myth Called Perfection”

10 Favorite Quotes of Thanksgiving

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. – Thornton Wilder This week and holiday here in the US is my favorite of all, for it is a time to say thanks. We have so much. We have been given more than we need.Continue reading “10 Favorite Quotes of Thanksgiving”

“Hope is the Thing with Feathers …”

Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words, And never stops at all …  -Emily Dickenson, poem entitled Hope is the Thing with Feathers On the Spring morning when I took this photograph, my boys and I were going through the regular motions of gettingContinue reading ““Hope is the Thing with Feathers …””

Finding Sanity in a Mom’s Chaos

One of the most marked-up books in our home library is a book that changed my life. Years ago, several years into the Mom journey, I bumped into a book called Tender Mercy for a Mother’s Soul by Angela Thomas. With a title like that, and knowing how little mercy I felt in my roleContinue reading “Finding Sanity in a Mom’s Chaos”