I had a long time client pass away suddenly and this past weekend we drove three hours one way to attend his funeral. While waiting in line to pay our respects to his widow, I was reminded of a phrase I'd read years ago: “We need a witness to our lives. There’s a billion people … Continue reading I Am Your Witness
For me, I just walk out the back door, and there it is; happiness and joy lying everywhere; in the dirt, plants, chickens, bird song, rain on the gravel, etc. This morning Luna went with me to the backyard to let the hens out of their coop and fill the woodstove and it was then … Continue reading How Does One Find Happiness?
Monday morning I was working in the kitchen and happened to look out the side window to see one of my Rhode Island Reds watching me through the fence; her head was doing the bob almost as if she were trying to see if I was really in there. I can hear her now, "I … Continue reading Where Are You?
We didnt see the sun today as the sky was blanketed in clouds pregnant with snow. The chickens didnt venture far from their coop and a heavy cold holds everything down. The fine snow began a few hours ago and is predicted to fall all night. They say we will only get a few inches … Continue reading In the quiet
The holidays bring a special kind of stress to families; here, we opt to make the season of giving as stress-free as possible. I admit that this time of year, even now, instills a sense of... panic? desperation? Overcoming societies expectations of an appropriate Christmas is difficult. In an attempt to make the holidays less stressful, … Continue reading The Season of Giving