Grace · If You Enjoy Your Life · Poetry

Look to this Day

My mother-in-law specializes in acts of kindness. I've posted about her generous spirit before here and here. She knows I'm worrying about my horse, and this morning she emailed me her favorite poem, by 5th Century Sanskrit poet, Kalidasa. So, now I'll take my own favorite advice: breathe in, breathe out. repeat. Look to this… Continue reading Look to this Day

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2011: A Wonderful Life

Here's a look back on 2011, a really great year for my family and me. Bubba started a new job a year ago and every day we're thankful that he has a job he enjoys. This year I got to go to Houston with my mom and my cousin to watch our VCU Rams play… Continue reading 2011: A Wonderful Life

Grace · If You Enjoy Your Life

If you enjoy your life, kiss your mother in law

The theme for this blog, If you enjoyed your ride kiss your horse, definitely speaks to horses and riding, yet I also hope my blog lifts up friendship and gratitude and mutual support. One thing I have learned, in my years of working in human services and in writing, too, is that happy, successful, resilient… Continue reading If you enjoy your life, kiss your mother in law

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If you enjoy your life, kiss your daughter

I had a whole other post I've been working on about purpose and gratitude. I'll definitely get to finishing up that one, but not tonight. I actually had a kind of hard day today. You know the story - who doesn't? I woke up all during the night last night, my writing this morning felt… Continue reading If you enjoy your life, kiss your daughter