Sometimes I wish I could talk to my former self. I’d love to go back to Dawn at age 16 or 26 or 36 and tell her the things I… Read more »
In December of last year I wrote about my experience zip-lining in St. Lucia and how facing my fear of heights had opened me up to new experiences, gave me… Read more »
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 »
The great irony of writing a blog dedicated to promoting happiness and positive thinking is that we don’t always feel that way. Sometimes life feels gloomy, and sometimes storm clouds… Read more »
A famous quote from Mark Twain says “The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.” The bookworm and the writer in me love… Read more »
You know that feeling you get when you spend all day craving the leftovers you have at home in the fridge? You think about them, mouth watering, anticipation growing as… Read more »
I admit it. I can be really hard on myself. I set lots of goals — sometimes pretty tough goals — and then feel down in the dumps when I… 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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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.
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.
One of my cherished daily rituals (besides sleeping late!) is my morning walk with the dogs around our little 5-acre farm. I wear my favorite slip-on gardening shoes (Sloggers – look these up if you have never heard of them – super comfortable and adorably cute designs), bask in the early morning sunshine coming up over the trees, feel the cool breeze caress my face, and breathe in deeply the smells of fresh cut grass, honeysuckle, and magnolia that make spring in the South so wonderfully enchanting.
Time really does fly! My dad used to always tell me that the older you get, the faster time goes. I dismissed this idea in my 20’s, but as I got into my 30’s I felt time speeding up and now in my 40’s a year seems to hurry by at light speed. Those older and much wiser than I am tell me it will continue to go quicker, but I can hardly imagine it going faster than it does now although I am wise enough to know they are right.
I like pretty umbrellas. For years, I had one that was white and looked like flowers had rained down on it. My favorite one now has pretty red birds helping to shelter me from the rain. When I shop for a new umbrella, I try to find the cheeriest one out there. Often, my choice leaves my hubby saying “That’s okay. I’ll get wet.” should we find ourselves walking together in the rain. Driving Larry into the rain isn’t my point, but my umbrella choices are on purpose. They’re designed not simply to fight away the rain, but also to fight away the gloominess that descends with it.