Thoughtful Thursdays

Keeping Empty Hearts Full

Keeping Empty Hearts Full

It’s become an inspirational icon for me. This buoyant balloon-filled heart lifts my spirits every year. Then Mark Nepo’s words from his “Meeting the World” meditation caption it perfectly for me: Isn’t that so true? That image and those words create both a symbol and a roadmap for that special day we celebrate tomorrow, Valentine’s […]

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What I Know. For Sure.

What I Know. For Sure.

It was an introductory meeting. A new service coordinator wanted to meet with Madison, my 27-year-old daughter with autism, and some of the residential and day program staff on Madison’s team. I suggested we meet at lunchtime in the conference room at the day program, where Madison and I have often shared a meal. Madison […]

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Beyond No: My Consigning Lessons

Beyond No: My Consigning Lessons

I was prepared for rejection. It wasn’t the first time that I’d been to this consignment shop and I knew it wouldn’t be the last. I loved the goods the store housed, their pricing methods, and the energy of the place—ever changing, always fresh with new items. If something caught your eye, you better buy […]

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