Thanksgiving Gratitude: 10 Goodies to Make You Smile

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Ahh… Thanksgiving. The time of year when scents of roast turkey and pumpkin pie beckon. The season we give thanks and express gratitude for blessings and good things. As a child, I’m pretty sure the bounty enthralled more than other blessings. When we’re kids, it’s difficult to see beyond immediate gratification, especially, when tantalizing aromas entice and appeal. As we …

In Celebration of Mothers

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Recently, a memory surfaced as I watched a little girl tug her mother’s hand. Nothing out of the ordinary, really, but something about the bond between mother and daughter moved me. Blue eyes, bright with adoration, lingered on Mom. Mom laughed and the pair shared a knowing look—one of those silent, happy exchanges between parent and child. A love language uniquely …

10 Reasons I’m Thankful

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Happy, Blessed Thanksgiving to you, my friend! Yes, I realize I’m a day early, but today as we reflect on this season of thankfulness, I wanted to wish you and yours a joyous, stress-free, hope-filled holiday—one that brings a smile and a tender thought or two. Wouldn’t it be nice if we celebrated the state of Thanksgiving the whole year through? …

10 Ways Writers Give Thanks

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As is often the case during holiday busyness, sometimes, gratitude gets shoved to the back burner as we power through shopping, cooking, chores, and ahh yes—writing. It’s one of those unintentional slights, ironic that it may be, given this season of thankfulness. We know, but we don’t do. Today I thought it fitting to share reminders—simple, heartfelt ways we, as writers, can bless other …

Gratitude and Good News

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Oh, my goodness. Life does move in fits and starts. On Wednesday, I shared my recent kitchen blunder. You may remember it involved the perfect meal and my less than perfect timing. As promised, today’s post is Part Two of my little fiasco along with a bit of good news. (Great news, actually. Keep reading!) Long story short—I scalded the …

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The Value of Community

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Recently, I met with a friend for brunch and catch-up. Over danishes and drinks (no—not those kind of drinks), we talked about momlife, busy seasons, and oh, yes—writing. Writing—the thing that causes our hearts to drum a little faster. The thing that rocks our comfort zones. The thing that drives us to dream bigger, try harder, and work smarter as …

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Happy, Blessed Thanksgiving to You and Yours

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Happy, Blessed Thanksgiving, my friend! I pray this finds you well and in a mindset of thankfulness. I’m beyond grateful for so many blessings—more than I can count and far more than I deserve. Over our way we’re knee-deep in Thanksgiving prep mode. Turkey’s thawing, menu’s planned, and my party apron’s at the ready. (And of course, coffee’s brewing!) On …

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Good Things

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Hello, my friend! Welcome! So good to see you here. If you’ve read the paper or watched television lately, you know we don’t lack for bad news. Well, you won’t find that here. Today we’re talking good things. First, a brief update. I’ve had a few unscheduled blog breaks. Remember those busy seasons I’ve mentioned? Well, I’m in one now. …

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November… The Month to Give Thanks

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Last weekend, October shuffled out the door and November sauntered in. Without much fanfare, the new month made her quiet début despite my silent protests. Oh, my. Holiday prep, already? I can’t believe how quickly fall’s fading away. Each passing week draws us closer to the bone-chilling cold of winter. Despite this, I’m thankful for now. For the sunshine and …

When Nana Did Thanksgiving

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As a little girl, nothing excited me more than Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter. Without a doubt, those were the three biggest holidays our family celebrated and occasions I remember the most. Each holiday was marked with reverence and given it’s due. There was never a question where our family would celebrate. It was better than any mall, shopping center, or …