Tuesday, October 11, 2016

“Bread and water can so easily be toast and tea.”

~ Author unknown (possibly a Celestial Seasonings tea package)


I am convinced that much of our experience is directly related to the perspective from which we approach life.

We can choose to believe that most people come from a place of having the best intentions; we can choose to believe the majority of human beings are fragile and flawed deserving of, and in need of, grace and understanding. We can choose to believe people are entitled to be treated with dignity and respect and, in those moments when we feel we can’t do so, can choose to remain silent.

I fail more often than I like to admit–I’m at the top of the roster of the fragile and flawed–but even in my failure it’s still my greatest intention to live with integrity, believe the best, embrace gratitude and contentment, and extend grace. I’m still a work in progress.

Pollyanna-ish? Given the plethora of nonsense in the world today, maybe. But doesn’t it make more sense to contribute to the measure of that which is good in the world than to perpetuate the trash? Yes, I know there are real and important reasons to speak out and make our voice heard–especially in these times–but we can still do so respectfully. I’m tired of the trash, aren’t you?

So, let’s choose grace today. Let’s partake of the most delicious toast and tea we can imagine; and let’s share it.


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
  1. “I am convinced that much of our experience is directly related to the perspective from which we approach life.”

    My husby, who has just asked me to proofread something for his business, agrees and says, “You don’t lose until you quit trying.” A positive approach.

  2. I have been following FB and Twitter and have seen a lot of vile stuff. I sometimes just take a day or two and ignore it. And your blog is always a good way to regroup and get back to being focused on what’s most important. Thank you for the respite.

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