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Little gifts

As you start this new week, may you find a sliver of inspiration in an unexpected place—your preschooler’s scribble on the back of your grocery list, the first daffodil in your backyard, a harebrained story retold by your child as you chop the onions, a lovely shade of nail polish on sale. May you remember (read more…)

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Saying no (to yourself)

As you start this week, may you be willing to give something up. And may you be willing to give it up with no expectation of return, other than maturity, wisdom, and a heightened sense of who you are. (If you can’t tell, I’m pretty much writing this to myself.) Some of you reading this (read more…)

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Relationships (and boundaries) first

Ts you start this week, set aside the temptation to live in the future. Be all wherever you are, fully present. I’ve mentioned before that I have a tendency to be so forward thinking that I miss out on the thing right in front of me—I spend too much energy planning for the next thing. (read more…)

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Better learn the world

As you start this week, may you take the time to look beyond the four walls of your home. May you open your door, mentally walk outside, and take in more of the world. May you be intentional with your brain cells and your precious time, and give some of them to the world around (read more…)

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Get bored

As you start this week, may you get bored. There’s something magical that happens when we intentionally shut off our brain for a short time, close out the calendar, and just… sit. Take in the moment around us. And not do absolutely everything in our power to be distracted by nothingness. Now, I realize that (read more…)

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