Day 30: And I can’t think of a better one.

It took a while to get here, my January filled with so many good things I’ve barely time to note them here. Still this little gem came along and I knew it was the perfect wrap-up for 30 Days of Joy. Meet Lucas Warren, a 1-year-old from Dalton, Georgia. He is the...

Day 26: For Love of The Crown

It has become the topic about which we talk, text and email most often, we dear friends, coworkers, digital contacts, casual acquaintances, people thrown together in the Publix checkout line. It’s rather a phenomenon, I would say, this coming together in light...

Day 25: the most civilized month of the year

How I love January. I love it all, from the clean, frigid air, to the chance for fresh starts, to the soft blues and grays of the winter landscape. I love bare trees, branches exposed, naked arms twisting, turning, reaching for light. I love the chance for snow, and...

Day 23: Love, everlasting

It was December 26th before I noticed it, this little something something about our Christmas tree. No doubt this is because a bit of my attention was drawn to the slew of presents beneath it, the wonder and excitement of the promise held by each and every package....

Day 22: Big Little Things

When it’s the day after the day after Christmas, and the gas logs suddenly won’t light, and the HVAC compressor goes out, and downstairs sewage pump stops pumping. And with absolutely no fanfare at all your thoughtful friend walks over and hands you a...

Day 21: The Time After

I woke up this December 26th thinking about the aftermath: the piles of boxes and torn wrapping paper, the dirty dishes, the no-holes-barred-celebratory calories quite literally encircling my waist. Even my heart felt heavy, the realization coming fast: Today my girl...

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