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Day 4: Stop, and play!

Day 4: Stop, and play!

Perhaps it is the sheer insistence of the little creature. Or her immense cute. Maybe it is the wisdom born of age—there were many, many times, as the working Mom of a toddler, I was occupied with other things. Or perhaps it is simply the small margin of space allowed...

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Day 3: Let’s begin every day like this.

Day 3: Let’s begin every day like this.

I'm curating a holiday playlist for us (yay!) with more details to come. In doing that work, though, I came across the very best very most fun very most perfect song to start our every COVID-holiday-season day. Take a moment for the lyrics: Pom-pom-pom-pom-pom...

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Day 2: Making room for new traditions.

Day 2: Making room for new traditions.

The post below first appeared on The Daily Grace on Thanksgiving Eve 2011. So much has changed in the years since I wrote it. All of the grandparents have passed on. Eliza—the cute Party Girl in blue, above— is now 28 and engaged to be married. Still I repost the...

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Focus: Joy!

Focus: Joy!

Way back in 2011, way way back when the world was normal and social distancing wasn't a thing and when we sat here in the days before Thanksgiving with the holiday season spreading before us like one long glittering beautiful perfect party, I launched a series on The...

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the dear deer

the dear deer

WE'VE RETREATED to this spot in the Western North Carolina mountains for five years now, and this is the first time we've been here at the peak of leaf season. Every view takes your breath, and as the sun moves across the sky, each scene is constantly changing. It has...

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Thank you, Jerry Seinfeld.

Thank you, Jerry Seinfeld.

HE WAS ON 60 Minutes Sunday night, something you no doubt know if in your house you love Jerry Seinfeld the way we love him in ours. He was smart, sharp, funny. Then into the conversation a bit, Jon Wertheim asked Jerry if, when the New York Mets franchise was for...

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Hi. I’m Cathy.

This is a blog about writing, creative living, and grace in the everyday. It’s my hope this little spot on the internet will be for you a place of quiet and reflection, a source for inspiration, and a reminder there’s beauty all around—we simply need to keep our hearts open to see it. Thank you for being here with me.

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