Friday Thoughts and Finds : December 14, 2018

Thoughts Is it really December 14th?  Where did December go?  It’s one of my favorite months of the year and yet it always seems to escape enjoying.  Until, of course, Christmas morning when I get to be with my family and friends. 11 days to finish finding great and noble gifts and then wrapping them as I watch It’s a Wonderful Life.  Do you have a favorite Christmas moving?   Related post : Have Yourself a Merry, Simple Christmas  Finds The Gratitude...

Friday Thoughts and Finds – December 7, 2018

Thoughts I’ve found myself settled in now to my new place just outside of Sacramento.  I’m getting into my routine and daily rhythms, it feels good. Yet I can’t still help feeling down every so often.  All of a sudden, out of nowhere, I’ll feel angry.  Angry at life and the world.  WTH!?  And then a few hours later I feel happy.  These moods change hourly at times and I can’t help but thank God that I’m alone to experience...

Gratitude is a Gift to Yourself

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” -William Arthur Ward I’ve always been very thankful for everything I had.  Yet didn’t show it.  It took me years to learn but when I finally, truly learned to express gratitude I felt more whole and life got a little more simple. ****** My grandfather immigrated from Mexico at a very young age with his family.  They were looking for a better life and when that...

Friday Thoughts and Finds – November 30, 2018

I found all you need to read on the Internet (at least this week) that will help you create your simple life and placed it right below.  Now go read.  🙂 Thoughts This week was a pretty constructive week for me, I got back into publishing on my blog and being active on social media.  Not to mention I started to walk more and eat better.  During the months my home was up for sale I stopped my goals.  I...

How I Made Moving Simple, OK, Less Stressful

I’m sitting at my table in the dining room of my new 2 bedroom apartment thinking back to this past summer and it’s a blur of anticipation, tension, and elimination.  I just moved in 3 weeks prior, after selling my home that I raised my kids in.  THE BIG MOVE.  The biggest one I’ve ever done is over!  I did it!  We did it, my son and I.  We donated, sold and junked most of our stuff and here we...