You're new here.
playnice: Today is a whole new ballgame in which nobody’s a ringer. None of us have ever seen today before so we’re all new at this. There’s no knowing for certain what brilliant adventure might be around the proverbial corner. You’re as prepared for today as you’re gonna get… we all are. Today remind yourself: I’m new here.
there is no 'right way'
“trust the gut. haven’t we heard that one before. new moms become obsessed with ‘doing the right thing’, and yet ‘the right thing’ is some bleary object in the distance that you cannot quite identify because it is being concealed by all of the well meaning advice and boatloads of information from a million different sources (none of which you can keep straight...
Your Children are not Your Children
They are the sons and daughters of life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you yet they belong not to you. You may give them your love but not your thoughts, For they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams. You...
I think ideally, the best year of your life should...
blissfulself: beautifulordinaire:melanyouth:(via willmccloud)
Good News From Iowa
“In a very real sense, they are going back to an earlier model of farming in Iowa. The farms are more diverse, and so are the crops they grow. To me, this is where the new passion for local foods finds its real meaning, and the best news is that Iowa is not alone. Nationwide, there are some 300,000 new farms since 2002. And the farmers? More diverse than ever, including a higher number of...
Not-knowing is always more thrilling than knowing. Not-knowing is where hope and...– Four Seasons in Rome, by Anthony Doerr. It’s one of my favorite things to read aloud to David right now.
let each gift take hold
Stop moving so fast, racing past street signs like a runaway. Don’t abandon your luggage at the nearest depot. Unclench what you are holding so impossible tight to your chest. Come inside. Take off your shoes. Stay for dinner. Here is a cup of tea, an oatmeal cookie, a novel. Here is the moon, and above that the heavens. Here is everything you see, and everything you can’t quite. Now...
“The ship of my life may or may not be sailing on calm and amiable seas. The challenging days of my existence may or may not be bright and promising. Stormy or sunny days, glorious or lonely nights, I maintain an attitude of gratitude. If I insist on being pessimistic, there is always tomorrow. Today I am blessed.” -Maya Angelou