Today I was given an unexpected gift in the form of a day off work due to severe storms and a tornado watch in our area. We take our tornado… Read more »
I’m sure everyone remembers the schoolyard chant, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” This mantra was taught to us at a young age… Read more »
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 »
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.
So, dear Pink Typewriter Friends, maybe you’re wondering where I’ve been. It’s been — gasp — months since I’ve posted anything and a couple of days longer than that since I’ve posted anything that I was happy with. My last real post bared my soul on the not-having-kids front, and to be honest, I’ve needed some time to recover from the vulnerability.
Two Sundays ago, I cried through church. I felt horrible about it, and desperately wanted to stop, but I just couldn’t. It seemed like almost the whole service was devoted to celebrating mothers. I guess, since it was Mother’s Day, that is fair enough, but it’s a weird thing when you read Bible stories about people who prayed for — and received — babies and then wonder what you must have done wrong or what is wrong with you that your prayers are unanswered.
Sometimes I feel like the creative universe throws ideas at us like darts on a dart board just to see what sticks. How many times have you thought of a great idea only to dismiss it and then seen it on an infommercial a few years later? I remember my Dad always talking about a corner in Kissimee, Florida within Old Town that he thought would be perfect for a Checker’s fast food joint. Sure enough, one popped up in that very spot. When the universe sees a passion in you, I think it goes to its long list of creative ideas, finds one that fits, and flings it right at you. It’s up to you to catch it and do something with it. I was hit with one of these ideas this weekend and it slapped me so hard I had to text Dawn right away and say “What if we did THIS?!”
Dana and I are big believers in the fact that we become happier as we take the focus off of ourselves and get involved in projects that are close to our heart. An active volunteer, Dana has been busy lately volunteering with Claws for Paws and recently made a connection with an equine rescue group. I’m active in my church and am a member of the Rotary Club of Rome, but lately I’ve felt a pull to get involved in a way to improve educational attainment in the town where I grew up and still live
Hey, everyone! Dana and I are back from our Spring Break and are hard at work on a redo of The Pink Typewriter Project website. We can’t wait for you to see the new look, which we plan to unveil in the next few weeks. Hopefully, the new site will do a better job of showcasing the Pink Typewriter community and sharing what we’re all about. Speaking of which, Dana and I got a great reminder this weekend while taking care of the first item on our to-do list: getting some fun pictures of us to use in the redesign. We had some photo bombers!
I recently had a phone conversation with a dear friend who is a longtime faculty member at the university where I work. He shared the story of a chance encounter that… Read more »
The Week 3 Tap into Happiness Prompt! Our prompts are designed to help you think about how you can Tap into Happiness in 2016. Take a quick minute or as much… Read more »
Most of you know that Dana and I work together in our professional lives as well as in the Pink Typewriter World. We’re blessed to work with some pretty incredible… Read more »
I got to thinking this morning that new year’s resolutions are a funny thing. Why has it become tradition that at the start of a new year we feel this… Read more »
On Monday, I shared a story on my personal blog about a little girl who stole the show during our Sunday School class. Our lesson for the day, as you… Read more »
I’ve talked a lot in my posts about gratitude and my new-found habit of keeping a gratitude journal. It’s hard to believe I have been practicing active thankfulness just a handful… Read more »
In our inspirational quote for last week, Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” That’s good stuff right there!… Read more »
I know at times we all feel helpless to make a difference in this world. We look at big problems such as widespread poverty, terrorism, racism, or famine and wonder… Read more »
One day, quite a few years ago now, I was in my office at the newspaper, working on laying out the features section for the Sunday paper, when the PR… Read more »
In the past few years, I have felt the evil of the world creeping into my soul and deeply wounding my heart. News of all the bad deeds – terrorist… Read more »