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Day 29 ~ The crew... The people that day in, day out, move the ball forward for Environs (unfortunately, not all have been photographed yet). In an intense industry, this team consistently puts forward every effort to produce good, quality... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2016 at Bless Her Heart
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Day 28 ~ Maggie and Fred... Maggie moved out here to Texas when Liam was just a wee baby. At the time, he was her only grandchild, and she was ready for a change of scenery. She settled here, made... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2016 at Bless Her Heart
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Day 27 ~ This aging, yet still forgiving, body of mine. With all of its creaks and cramps and spasms, it still moves slowly forward...providing a catalyst for the steady in and out breath that helps me clear my mind.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2016 at Bless Her Heart
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Day 26 ~ These words by Mary Oliver: Angels are wonderful but they are so, well, aloof. It’s what I sense in the mud and the roots of the trees, or the well, or the barn, or the rock with... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2016 at Bless Her Heart
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Day 25~ My mama... Compassionate caregiver, healer, mama, midwife, teacher, student of life. She has taught me to try and always lead with my heart, even especially when it's most challenging to do so. She has taught me that you... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2016 at Bless Her Heart
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Day 24 ~ A lovely mid-morning of gift giving followed by a solid day of movies on the couch. Unheard of around here, and oh, so appreciated. <3 ----------------------------- Fighting the Good Fight, Day 24: CASA of Travis County From... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2016 at Bless Her Heart
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Day 23 ~ Yesterday my gratitude was for these words and for the friends and family that brave beneath the surface... The Well of Grief Those who will not slip beneath the still surface on the well of grief turning... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2016 at Bless Her Heart
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Day 22 ~ Grateful for a long quiet walk by myself, finding a gentle reset as the general stress level seems to be creeping up and up and up.... ----------------------------- Fighting the Good Fight, Day 22: Urban Roots From their... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2016 at Bless Her Heart
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Day 21 ~ Signs and Symbols.... "Instructions for living a life: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it." ~Mary Oliver (Catching up after technical difficulties the last few days) ----------------------------- Fighting the Good Fight, Day 21: White Helmets From their... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2016 at Bless Her Heart
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Day 20 ~ The slow return of longer, lighter days. This winter, more than others, I'm finding it hard to just 'be' in the darkness. There is so much uncertainty...and so much work to be done. I'm restless for the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2016 at Bless Her Heart
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Day 19 ~ So grateful for last night: the great music, the warmth of friendship, continuous laughter, and that Tom is on this earth. It's a better place because of him, that's for certain. ----------------------------- Fighting the Good Fight, Day... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2016 at Bless Her Heart
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Day 18 ~ This reminder: Sometimes I need only to stand wherever I am to be blessed. ~Mary Oliver (It Was Early) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Fighting the Good Fight, Day 18: The Sierra Club From their website: Founded by legendary conservationist John... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2016 at Bless Her Heart
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Day 17 ~ Sister of mine... Lover of music, dance, art, laughter, family. She's the keeper of the family stories, holiday puzzle partner, world-traveler, new friend-maker and most excellent gift giver (see world-traveler). Our days are richer for the warmth... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2016 at Bless Her Heart
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Day 16 ~ Liam's perseverance (and smarts). 48 hours into the great computer crash of 2016, Liam was able to resurrect all of the files and programs from a corrupt hard drive and Frankenstein together a bigger and better computer... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2016 at Bless Her Heart
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Day 15 ~ “Love can be its own reward.” ~Arnold Lobel I sat down on my couch yesterday and opened the cards and gifts from the families at my school. Man, oh, man....I am so lucky to work in an... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2016 at Bless Her Heart
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Day 14 ~ Virginia My sweet work wife. She's the bees knees to work with. Compassionate, level-headed, inquisitive, warm, inviting, hilarious, fair...all of the things you would want in the director of your elementary school. Today was the last day... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2016 at Bless Her Heart
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Day 13 ~ This man. This love. "The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. They're in each other all along." ~Rumi ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Fighting... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2016 at Bless Her Heart
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Day 12 ~ Lady Tribe (only partially pictured here). p.s. photos of Amy making me bust a gut, taken by Jodi Egerton. <3 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Fighting the Good Fight, Day 12: Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations From their website:... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2016 at Bless Her Heart
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Day 11 ~ Three simple words...Staff Holiday Party. Truly the best way to spend a Monday evening. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Fighting the Good Fight, Day 11: Multicultural Refugee Coalition From their website: Community and Training Center MRC's Community and Training Center is... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2016 at Bless Her Heart
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Day 10 ~ These two met in a Primary Montessori classroom over 10 years ago. I'm not exaggerating when I say that every single time I have the honor of spending time with them together I am overwhelmed with gratitude... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2016 at Bless Her Heart
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Day 9 ~ For the relationship that these two goofballs have and the warmth and humor they bring to each other and to the world. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Fighting the Good Fight, Day 9: Heifer International Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2016 at Bless Her Heart
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Day 8 ~ As the temperatures have started a slow dive around here, I am so grateful to come home to my warm house and comfortable bed. If you need me, that's where I'll be bundled. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Fighting the Good... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2016 at Bless Her Heart
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Day 7 ~ Today was a simple gratitude for the sunrise-kissed grass along the side of a busy road on the way to work. There really is beauty just about anywhere, when you allow the time to look for it.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2016 at Bless Her Heart
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Day 6 ~ Best Camping Buddy... Car camping, walk-in, shelter, backpack-in, tent, hammock...it doesn't matter...I'm so grateful that my girl is game for anything. She's a talker, a listener, a reader, hiker, swimmer, and just be-er. We've had some great... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2016 at Bless Her Heart
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Day 5 ~ Today, as ever, I am grateful for the nudge towards stillness I feel when I read these words by Wendell Berry: The Peace of Wild Things When despair grows in me and I wake in the night... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2016 at Bless Her Heart