Saturday, November 26, 2016
Happy Post-Thanksgiving Day, everyone. I hope you all had a lovely day.
Today (well yesterday and last week as well) I'm celebrating three things.
But first: Celebrate the Small Things is a blog hop co-hosted by Lexa Cain at: Lexa Cain, L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge , and Tonja Drecker @ Tidbits Blog. (You can go to any of these sites to add your name to the links, if you want to participate. I recommend it, because it's always fun to see positive news that others are celebrating, and to share your own as well. )
What am I celebrating?
1. Friends from Spain — David & Terri — are visiting us until the 1st of December. They are originally from England but live in Spain, and we met them several years ago on one of our trips and the friendship has continued. It's been great fun taking them to see various sites.
2. We had a great Thanksgiving with them and a wonderful "pre" Thanksgiving with my god-family. Lots of good eating and good company.
3. One of my writing friends — Rosi Hollinbeck, a super writer and beta reader — has had one of her poems anthologized in a The Best of Today's Little Ditty, available HERE. Check it out.
What are you celebrating this week? How was your Thanksgiving? Do you normally have Turkey, or have you started different traditions? Are you a poetry fan? If so, what is your favorite kind of poem, humorous or reflective?
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
There are some different colors of roses opening up, but I was reminded that in the Victorian era flowers had meanings associated with them, and the associations with red roses are especially heartwarming: Love. Respect. Beauty.
In the wake of the election results, we need to be mindful of all of those who feel vulnerable to the the bigotry that is finding ever freer expression. Let's pray that those who have mean spirits and hatred in their hearts, those who too easily dismiss or ignore the hardship of others, can open up their hearts to love, respect, and beauty.
And while standing up for others, let's offer love, respect, and beauty at every turn of the road. Our culture is in dire need of these right now.
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Celebrate the Small Things is a blog hop co-hosted by Lexa Cain at: Lexa Cain, L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge , and Tonja Drecker @ Tidbits Blog. (You can go to any of these sites to add your name to the links, if you want to participate. I recommend it, because it's always fun to see news that others are celebrating, and to share your own as well. )
What am I celebrating? Well, actually it's big, not small.
It's been a tumultuous year following the election campaigns, and as Election Tuesday draws near, I'm celebrating the fact that I and my husband already voted yesterday. It feels good to have avoided long lines and the big hubbub of what will surely be a huge turnout on November 8th.
How about you? Have you voted yet? Are you a bit stressed out from following the campaigns?