Category Archives: 21-Day Salute

Trusting That I Can, Day 21: Mission Accomplished

These irises bloomed last week. They are an endless thrill. Another seed (or rather, bulb) that I planted just once but of which I get to reap the rewards year after year. I feel better. Less stagnant.  Something has expanded, … Continue reading

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Trusting That I Can, Day 20: Earning my keep

A big trust issue over here at my house is money. Making it, that is. I’ve never been good at it. Never. I could bore you with long sorry tales about my family’s beliefs about money. Cut to the chase … Continue reading

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Trusting That I Can, Day 19: Taking care of myself on Mother’s Day

  Last year, I thought I didn’t need recognition for Mother’s Day. So, when nothing happened, I had a huge, bad, one-of-my-all-time-worst meltdowns with the girls in the car. I’d been feeling only mildly resentful when at a red light, … Continue reading

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Trusting That I Can, Day 17: Thinking makes it so

I’m one of those people who, when asked how I am, wants to provide a comprehensive response. The five-minute analysis, complete with side-commentary. “Fine” just seems to cheat not only me, but you in our tiny interaction. You asked, therefore … Continue reading

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Trusting That I Can, Day 16: The donkeys

Recently, I took B and a friend for a walk up to see our neighborhood donkeys. The girls and I started these walks almost 12 years ago, with me pushing them in strollers. Technically,  we visit mules, but we’ve always called them … Continue reading

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Trusting That I Can, Day 15: Making change a project

Over New Year’s, we traveled to see my father. In the airport bookstore was a book lying on top of a stack of different books as if (oooh!) someone had left it there for me. It was called the Happiness … Continue reading

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Trusting That I Can, Day 14: A seat-of-the-pants summer

I started this series to help myself get a focus before the demands of summer unwind their sabotaging tentacles. Check. I think I’ll be in a different gear to make use of those few hours I take for myself each … Continue reading

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Trusting That I Can, Day 13: Checking out how others do it

Zeroing in on my progress halfway through, I feel like a star that is sending out rays in every direction. Which is fine, if not coherent. So, I did a random scan of the web on habit-forming and habit-breaking, and … Continue reading

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Trusting That I Can, Day 12: A whack on the head

“Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?” This Biblical gem, from Matthew 6:25, gave me a stout, pro-trust whack on the head this morning. Raised as an old-guard Episcopalian who now doesn’t go to church, … Continue reading

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Trusting That I Can, Day 11: Advice to myself

Today, I’m going to keep it simple. This wonderful poem by Louise Erdrich popped up recently in my life through Facebook, that wonderful tool of spiritual synchronicity. I feel like I need to drink a glass of this every day … Continue reading

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