It’s Monday. I got up after only one — okay, one and a half snoozes and started my day with some awesome quiet time. My Bible reading included 1 Corinthians… Read more »
by Kathy Smith As Valentine’s Day arrives once again, I found myself reading over last year’s Facebook Valentine post I made to my late husband Kirk. I ended it with… Read more »
By Kathy Smith I’ve been thinking a lot about love lately. I’m not alone. The past year, and most recently after the election, there has been a great deal of… Read more »
Hello friends and happy February! The month of women’s heart health awareness (Go Red For Women), National Wear Red Day on February 3, and a day to show your love… Read more »
By Kathy Smith How often do you hear of something that’s true or see a movie “based on a true story” and find yourself thinking, “Why am I just now… Read more »
Sometime last year I was browsing the self-help section of my favorite used bookstore, McKay, when I stumbled across a book called A Complaint Free World by Unity Minister Will Bowen…. Read more »
Like most people, I look forward to the start of a new year with positive hopes for the future and ideas for what I’d like to do differently in my… Read more »
I wrote this post this morning on my personal blog, www.dawntolbert.com, and then thought, “Hey, that sounds like a Pink Typewriter post.” Dana texted a few minutes later and said… Read more »
In my head, I’m much more crafty than I am in real life. Not crafty in a sneaky way, but crafty in the language of ribbons and bows and perfectly crocheted or baked or scrapbooked items. This year, I decided to whip up a batch of Cookies in a Jar from a recipe I found on Pinterest, tie the perfect little bow, and then voila, I’d have the perfect gift for my coworkers and friends. It started out well. I got all of my ingredients and even snagged the last set of quart-sized Mason jars from the store. “Wow. This is working out perfectly,” I thought.
A few weeks ago my husband Scott and I went on a week long cruise to the Caribbean with 18 of our closest friends and family members. Before the cruise, we did a conference call with two of Scott’s cousins to plan our shore excursions and get them booked online. After reading over the many options, it was decided that all three guys wanted to do the canopy tour and zip line adventure in St. Lucia. Immediately a feeling of dread filled my chest. Just the thought of careening wildly, high above the ground, strapped to a thin wire made me want to throw up. I am afraid of heights!!!
Recently, my husband and a couple of his songwriting friends wrote a funny song about relatives coming to stay at Christmastime. It was totally tongue-in-cheek and instead of singing “Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow” they changed the lyric to “Let it go, let it go, let it go!” This got me thinking about all the things I’ve carried with me through this year that I might need to let go, let go, let go in the new year.
Congratulations! You have made it to Gratitude Challenge Day #5! You are just one comment away from being entered into the drawing for the 52 Lists For Happiness Journal. At the… Read more »
Happy Thanksgiving! I hope everyone spends the day with family and friends enjoying some great food and time spent with those you love. Here’s what we are grateful for this… Read more »
Happy to see you are all hanging in there for Day #3 of our gratitude challenge! I’ve really enjoyed getting up each morning early and cultivating some gratefulness to start… Read more »
Happy to be here for Day #2 of our Gratitude Challenge! I enjoyed reading all the comments and can’t wait to read what you are grateful for today. I am already… Read more »
Welcome to the first day of our 2nd Annual Gratitude Challenge! Here’s how to win: For the week of Thanksgiving – Monday, November 21 to Friday, November 25 – we… Read more »
I’ve seen on Facebook where many of my friends are already decorating for Christmas. I LOVE Christmas and can hardly wait to put up my trees, but I’m hesitant to fast-forward through November. Nestled between Halloween and Decking the Halls is an important moment to take a deep breath and just be thankful. Here at The Pink Typewriter Project, we are great believers in the importance of gratitude.
I sometimes approach tasks in life like a one-armed plate spinner. I run from this task to that task and just try to keep all of the plates spinning at once hoping they won’t come crashing down around me. Sometimes, though, the tasks pile up in what truly can feel like an avalanche. And the weight of the collective volume can be overwhelming. On those days, I look at a worn fortune, taped on my computer screen, a remnant of a long-ago Chinese meal. It’s small type on the simple white strip reads: No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about advice and how it can change your life in unexpected ways. Even the smallest piece of advice, both if ignored or taken to heart and followed to the letter, can send you in a completely different direction, guiding events and altering the course of your life in magical or sometimes disastrous ways. Here are a few examples of pieces of advice, both large and small, that looking back on them now I realize changed my life.