Three

If you can’t do anything else today, at least do these things: Appreciate the heck out of the breath in your lungs. Take a deep breath that fills your chest and stomach and then slowly release it. Smile at anybody. A friend, a coworker, a family member, a cashier, yourself in the mirror. Give yourself…

Or the storm

When there are dark clouds on the horizon, When there is the tell-tale charge of lightning in the air, When the birds flee and the mammals take cover, You can be one of two things: The shelter Or The storm

I wrote about love

I do not write about love because I do not have the words for it. I do not write about love because it does not occupy my headspace. I do not write about love because no piece of paper is deserving of the story I could tell it. I do not write about love because…

a cry into a void

(A lil poem/prose to try to some up some thoughts I’ve had about our world lately.) I think we pretty viciously point fingers at those who spew hatred. We say they are vile, cruel. Mean, unusual. We imply that they are the ones who ought to be hated. All the while marking ourselves as clean…

I Weigh 148 Pounds

Last Friday I had a doctor appointment and was weighed for the first time in ages. As I prepared to step up to the scale, I wondered how I would feel when I saw the number on the scale. Would it be higher or lower since the last time I was on a scale? I…

Realization

If you’re more concerned with the size of your pants, the filter on your Instagram photo, the way others perceive you than you are with your acts of kindness, your self-love practices, or your relationships with your fellow human beings then take a breath. Close your eyes. Loosen your shoulders. And try again.

Happiness is

Coffee with the perfect amount of milk Sunny bike rides that relax me Pain-free, sweaty runs Listening to music that inspires me Making one of my students smile Cuddling Patrick when he’s a sleepy butt Making and eating tasty pasta Seeing wildflowers on the side of the road Hugs from my students Getting stronger at…

Sing

Find what makes your blood sing. Then think those thoughts. Breathe that in. Live that life. Find what makes you stop. What sucks all the air out of you and then fills you up until you’ll nearly pop. Find what makes joy leak from your eyes. Cry those tears until the beds run dry. Watering…

a note

Lately I’ve been really feeling this whole “life is good” thang. So much so that sitting down to write has not been a priority. Regardless, see you soon! 🙂 Happy Sunday, people. Have a wonderful week! Do good. Be good. Love intensely. And forgive until the cows come home. Juliana