As I get older, I’m looking at my life as a sequence of seasons.
Category: Kingdom of Days
These posts are thoughts about daily living, and how to make the ordinary days mindful and maybe even a little better. Its easy to see each ordinary day as insignificant in the scope of a lifetime, but the vast majority of my lived days will be ordinary days. And the accumulation of these individual days builds the story of my life. So I try to pay attention to what I’m doing in these ordinary days as I build my kingdom of days, my life story.
Don’t Blame the Lettuce
I’m learning a new, more self-compassionate way of making changes in my life. A quote from Thich Nhat Hanh has shifted my perspective.
My Kingdom of Days
Our lives are built largely from the repetition of ordinary days. Both the Church and Bruce Springsteen remind us to pay attention to these days. They matter.
Each January, I like to choose a one word theme for the year. This theme is intended to provide a mindset anchor – to help me shift some key attitudes in my daily life and guide my choices of goals and activities for the year. For 2022, my theme is “choose joy.” Usually I pick… Continue reading Choose Joy
You Don’t Have to Start Strong
This time of year, it’s all too easy to get caught up in the frenzy of “New Year, New You” resolutions to “fix” myself. Although I’ve moved away from the typical New Year’s resolutions for many years, I still have a tendency to get very enthusiastic about the opportunity for new beginnings and a clean… Continue reading You Don’t Have to Start Strong