I’ve been fretting because I didn’t have a good idea for a post this week. It’s a super busy season at work as I’m trying to finish up everything that… Read more »
Dana and I have written several posts about the practice of keeping a gratitude diary and on understanding the value of contentment. In 2015, I kept a gratitude diary pretty consistently for a… 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 »
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 »
Here it is March 1st and I bet some of you are already saying, “Where is this year going?!” I have to admit that 2016 was probably the fastest year I… 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 »
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.
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.