In Praise of Whatchamacallits

In Praise of Whatchamacallits

Kind promise: I will be tender with weaknesses. Recently, I was admiring the lettering in a design—how lovely it was in its unevenness. Flowing across the paper, the ink caught on some surfaces and not others. It was the work of a calligrapher. There are fonts on my...
Creativity Cookies: What if I took a different point of view?

Creativity Cookies – Entertain your Ideas

Welcome to Creativity Cookies, your monthly invitation to creative action! The BIG IDEA for this month is In an article in Psychology Today, author Nancy K. Napier suggests we encourage each other, when we offer ideas, by saying, “tell me more” Sadly, many...
Delights of the Day…

Delights of the Day…

For several years, I’ve been practicing what I call The Delight of the Day. Each day I watch for moments that inspire a strong feeling of gratitude and  joy within me.   I mentally label the strongest such moment The Delight of the Day.  The practice encourages...
What does  gratitude look like?

What does gratitude look like?

 Kind Promise: I will appreciate blessings. To appreciate my blessings means to feel gratitude.  (When I arranged my kind promises for the year, I chose this one so that it could coincide with the season of Thanksgiving.)  Yesterday, I asked myself, “what color...