Tagged: Love

One Conversation Isn’t Enough

“Did you wash your hands?” “oh!! No! I forgot” “alright go wash them” 30 seconds later “okay, they are clean” “soap?” “oh! I forgot!!” I have this conversation at least 15 times a day. One conversation about equality, about sexuality, about human rights, it isn’t enough. I have to constantly...

Responding to Hate Speech

  “Here’s what I believe: 1. If you are offended or hurt when you hear Hillary Clinton or Maxine Waters called bitch, whore, or the c-word, you should be equally offended and hurt when you hear those same words used to describe Ivanka Trump, Kellyanne Conway, or Theresa May. 2....

My grandpa 

My grandpa is probably going to die soon. I’m in denial. My mom sends me pictures when she visits him on the weekends and it’s hard for me to connect the man I see with the man in my memories. He taught me how to play poker when I was...

Big feelings

In our house, we talk a lot about feelings. I think it’s important to recognize all feelings as valid. Today is full of overwhelming feelings for all the big people I know. Whether you are angry or excited, thrilled or terrified, your feelings are real and valid and allowed. I...

The Rules

The Rules

I’ve been going through the New Testament lately and picked up on a theme I had never really paid attention to before.  It goes like this- Jesus and the disciples go out and pick food on Sunday Pharisees (Christians) shout – THE RULES SAY YOU CAN’T DO THAT Jesus says-...

Why don’t you care?

Why don’t you care?

  Why don’t you care? There are kids dying of hunger everywhere There are refugees who need our help There are orphans who need families Why aren’t you helping? There are vets committing suicide There are homeless people begging for help Racism is still an issue Why don’t you care?...

Choose Joy…Because I Can’t Handle your Sadness

Choose Joy…Because I Can’t Handle your Sadness

Choose joy Choose happy Let go of pain, of sadness, they only hold you back Think positive thoughts What you put out in the universe comes back to you And so on and so on and so on We say it’s okay to be sad….but we don’t mean it.  Sadness,...

When we shout the loudest: Three degrees of complaining

When we shout the loudest: Three degrees of complaining

  So I’ve noticed a trend.  I want to start all my posts with the word “so”.  My dad used to joke that he knew I was about to launch into a story/rant because I paused, said, “so”, paused again, and out came the monologue.  That was not at all what...

I was tired so we made a cake

I was tired so we made a cake

Usually my crankiness can be tied to two things, amount of sleep and amount of food.  Yesterday morning I was both tired and hungry.  I was not loving and kind. So I decided to bake a cake.  I love baking.  I love the feeling of accomplishment when I pull something...

I bought a goat!

I bought a goat!

Guys…I bought a goat. But don’t worry- it’s not for me.  Although I do miss my Colorado goats… Anyways…my favorite non profit ever- Raincatchers- has a Christmas Wish List.  YOU can BUY A GOAT! I love this idea so much. There are tons of other ways to help of course,...