Posts Written OnNovember 2015

Life’s Interruptions Can Be Blessings

As much as I like to plan out my days, life often interups my plans. November 20th was to be my day. I blocked it off on my calendar for completing my Christmas decorating. Then came the opportunity for Bliss to move. And the day that made the most sense with the holidays approaching was November 20. I needed to remind myself that this exact situation, was one of the reason I took this year off from working. I should not look at it as a disruption, but as an opportunity to help out my girl. So instead of decorating our…

Bliss and Maslow

If we are able and willing to live in the present moment, we are able to see correlations between occurrences that may otherwise go unnoticed. Ranger was recently writing a paper concerning Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. It has been years since I have recalled this theory, yet it was familiar to me; There is a basic level of needs which need to be met before individuals will desire the secondary, or higher level of needs. One of such basic needs is the need for safety.   Back in July, when Bliss accepted her  first job upon graduation, she was both…

Breaking Down the Holiday Chores- Week Three

So, if you have stayed with me for the past two weeks, your kitchen drawers and cabinets should be organized, your grocery list and to do lists made, and your date made for holiday decorating. And now, as we are just one week away from the “big meal”, there are three last minute chores to attend to- even if you are not hosting, there is no time better than the present to get to those forgotten (or hated), tasks: Clean out your refrigerator!  Not only will this free up much needed space, but when guests are searching for more wine…

The Best Gift of All

  By far, the most difficult person to buy for at Christmas is my dad. He wants for nothing, and even if he did, he has been met with success that allows him to acquire anything his heart desires. So what do you give a man like this for Christmas? About a month ago, I began to seriously consider this question. Most of us search for the perfect gift to give those who are special to us; This is the reason that pictures drawn by chubby hands, and home made craft projects bring more joy than store bought gifts. At…

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