Weekend Wisdom: The best things are never things.
Taking it all in.
There are so many times over the last ten months when I wish I could fast forward the whole world into a safer, calmer, more equitable place.
And when I gently remind myself that we have to get through hard things to learn and get to better times, I exhale and take it all in. I look at the mountains and the sunsets and moon-rises. I notice the steam coming off my tea and how the warm cup feels nestled in my hands. I let the laughter move through my entire body on an early morning call with my daughter.
I take those moments in as deeply as I can and hold them so they can hold me right back when things seem unbearable.
If you are holding your breath, clenching your jaw, and wishing the fear and pain away, give yourself permission to take in the good stuff. Let it lift you, ground you and hold you when you need it most.
Ok … onto the favorites:
These gifts are the best (to give and receive).
My much younger self would be overjoyed about this policy change.
9 tips for holiday decluttering.
Quarantined date nights will love this sweet playlist.
Hot Cocoa Charcuterie Boards. Need I say more?
Let’s talk about making and breaking habits.
Why we need to stop using the word flattering immediately.
We can change our brains at any age. Here’s how.
This Italian town only has two residents and they still wear masks.
This time last year, I wrote about embracing my crooked star.
Listening to this next on Audible.
40 simple yet beautiful moments you may forget to appreciate.
The comments on this post made me smile as they turned into a big gratitude list.
This week’s Instagram favorite is this image from @beautifuldetour for the reminder we need again and again.
I hope you enjoy this edition of Weekend Favorites and have a beautiful, safe, healthy, loving weekend.
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