A wee bit easier

And then one day you realize that life is just a tiny bit easier. Some of the heavy slogging is behind you, some of the self doubt and second guessing is over, and suddenly the sun is shining a wee bit brighter.

It’s been a tough couple of months but maybe summer is ready to enter my heart ❤️

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Summer🌞

I’m a sucker for summer

Love the heat, love the slower pace

Love the

And the

And the

While I acknowledge there hard subjects that need to be faced, I’m taking the day off. You should also. Recharge your batteries so you can fight the good fight another day

🍓

Speak your story

Tell your story , out loud!

Too many people hide behind a smile, or a polite hello. They never let anyone see behind the mask.

How will they ever find their tribe? How will anyone know how great they are?

Be who you are, even if you’re a bit goofy.

But if you’re mean, go right ahead and keep that hidden. There’s enough of that in the world already thanks

Watch who you’re throwing shade at please

Someone made a few disparaging comments directed at me the other day. But here’s the thing;

A) I’m far from perfect

B) I’m aware of my imperfections

C) your opinions of my imperfections are just that, your opinion, see item B.

D) I care very little about your opinion of my imperfections

E) I’m working on my imperfections, are you?

F) more important than any of this is, aren’t the eyelashes on this sketch adorable?

☺️

Dad?


This fresh strawberry crumble is for all the single moms on Fathers Day. 

My boys will tell you I was probably a better dad than I was a mom, 

Thanks guys

Stitching a life

It is in the small moments,

Blue skies, blooming roses,

Dark chocolate,

The gentle pat on the back from a friend,

Mixed with service to others, Monday morning blahs, and gut wrenching heartbreak that all come together to create a life of meaning and joy.

Oh, and fresh strawberries eaten in the sunshine 

Shed the bad

Sometimes we get so caught in remembering the hurt people have inflicted on us we lose sight of everything else.

I’d rather spend my time remembering the honey sweet strawberries 🍓 eaten yesterday than the meanness lobbed my way over the years

Fresh strawberries are just starting to appear

 🍓❤️