Today's gift was simple and profound. I decided to hug and snuggle my dogs (I have 3 dogs, 3 kids) and sometimes the dogs receive less love from me than I would love. So I hugged and petted them every chance I got. Of course, the gifts I received were their groans and licks of pleasure.... it was a great early Christmas gift!…Continue
As much as I love the actual giving, I love the space around the giving, there is something even more special about it. I love the anticipatory energy as I look for opportunities to give... it is truly spiritual somehow...
On Day 5, I was shopping at a little grocery store, and saw a handwritten note attached to a cup looking for donations to help folks pay their heating bills. I rooted in my purse for some money, but had none. I decided to ask for cash when checking out, and…Continue
Last night the temperature was a balmy 12 degrees here in Maine. I was doing chores, and my son asked me to go outside with him onto our deck.... I really didn't want to, and kept putting him off. He pleaded, I relented, and my other two kids joined us out on the deck. My son had brought out his ipod/speaker and started the dance music.
The sky were clear, the stars were brilliant, the music was rockin! As I write this I realize what a fabulous gift he gave to me... but the…Continue