17 July, 2016  |   Comment

100 Graces 71-80

Hooray hooray! We’re in the home stretch.

Keep your eyes peeled, as we’re posting 20 more by Tuesday.

71_the-royal-thy 72_thank 73_gift 74_thanks 75_row-row 76_peace 77_my-bonnie 78_refreshed 79_thankful 80_lilies

I’m thankful for you!

 

6 June, 2016  |   1 Comment

100 Graces, all caught up

I spent last week in North Carolina for training – it was gorgeous and the people were very, very nice. This means I have a grateful dump for you today.

Wait. That didn’t come out right.

What I mean to say is that I’ve posted all the rest of the #100graces to catch up. Now I can post one on Instagram every day going forward. I love you all.

34_good-wine

34/100

35_scotland

35/100

36_thinkthrice

36/100

37_sound-of-music

37/100

38_table

38/100

This year I’m researching creativity. From the artist side, the only important part is to keep working, every day. But a regular day for me at this time in my life doesn’t always give me a chance to work it out.  Sometimes, I get a big chunk of time and that’s how I force it through. Sometimes, I don’t have any time at all, no matter my priorities.

When creativity experts have day jobs, they’re a hell of a lot more believable.

39_chicken

39/100

44_relax

40/100

40_with-friendship

41/100

43_CORN

42/100

41_mega-feast

43/100

Mostly, the hardest part for me is feeling like I have something to say. That I have a point of view.

This is hard.
Because as a ladyperson, I’m trained to agree with whatever everyone else wants to do.

This is hard.
Because I’ve been argued down again and again so that forty years later, the agreeable is the only thing I know.

42_daily-bread

44/100

45_itworks

45/100

46_belly

46/100

48_burns

47/100

49_fuel

48/100

47_sunshine

49/100

Damn it. Oprah is right.
Taking time to be thankful,
to boil these blessings down into pithy sayings,
it HELPS.

I quit obsessing on the things I’ve screwed up.
I quit obsessing about all the people I have to argue with.
I quit obsessing about everything I’ve left undone.

(Yo ho ho.)