Archive | August, 2014

The Happiest People On Earth

  I came home from the market with 15 pounds of big, outrageously beautiful, sweet blueberries. “Hey, you guys,” I said to the kids. “I found these beautiful blueberries and it made me want to invite people over for a blueberry pie party. Wanna help me?” “We must be the happiest people on earth,” my […]

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Wave Rider

  “If someone is surfing toward you, you should change course and turn to your right,” he said. The surf instructor’s advice seemed simple enough to follow. Except for one tiny detail … “Um, how do you change course? How do you turn?” I asked. “Oh,” he said. “It’s easy. Wherever you look, that’s where […]

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Cry, Baby

My little guy was lying in bed when I heard a quiet sob. His babysitter had left for college, and his tender heart was breaking. I crawled in next to my guy and rubbed his back. “I’m … I’m … I’m trying to stop,” he said. “Don’t stop,” I said. “Don’t stop. You’ve got to […]

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Bend

Be not afraid of growing slowly, be only afraid of standing still.                          Chinese Proverb *** How was Hawaii? she asked as she came into my office. And I burst into tears. I told her about going to the wrong airport, the wrong luau, putting hair conditioner on my face. It had been too much. […]

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Letting Go

  You have to learn to let go sooner, he said. I had indulged in a massage, and my guy was trying to get the knots out of my neck. I tensed; it hurt. You have to let it go, he said. Breathe. Wiggle your toes. And let it go. Usually by this time in […]

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Sunday Morning

  On my last day of “vacation” with the kids, I texted my ex-husband to say I needed him to take the kids the whole next day. I didn’t even have to explain that I was totally exhausted and needed a break – he responded immediately to say he was on it. The next morning […]

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