It’s time again to sign up for the Global heART/heART Exchange swap! The theme for November is “Thankful,” perfect for the last weeks of the year when many of us are counting our blessings and working on gratitude lists. The card below was made by Connie F for the August round. I received it some … Continue reading The Global heART Swap: More Love and Laughter
Do you want to see what was in yesterday’s mail that made my heart skip with glee? 😃 I know this looks like a Christmas card and for some the holiday is “over and done,” but this isn’t a Christmas card. This is a joy to the world card. To-maa-to, to-mah-to. 😉 No matter. I love the holiday … Continue reading heART Exchange: Joy to the World!
Are you familiar with Danielle LaPorte’s #truthbombs? On 4×4 white cards–in beautiful black script–LaPorte offers pithy bits of wisdom, encouragement, and in-your-face truth. Every now and then, I pull a random card out the elegant encasement, and think, “Whew! Now, that’s a word!” The cards offer perfect journaling prompts and discussion starters. [Click the link … Continue reading Sunflowers and Truth | #truthbombs
Today’s Kindness Prompt: Be kind to yourself. When I began “Kindness Week,” I knew the prompt for the last post would focus on kindness to self. The words were in my spirit, but tonight as I was typing them, I realized the words felt familiar because I’d already written the post a year ago! I started to … Continue reading Kindness Week Day 7: Charge Your Inner Light
Today’s Kindness Prompt: Take care of Mother Earth. The first job given to mankind–after populating the earth–was to take care of it. As we’ve advanced, we’ve found more ways to damage the earth than to maintain it. Let’s do our part to change that. One of the things I absolutely loved about my son’s Montessori … Continue reading Kindness Week Day 4: Save the Planet
It’s almost time for Louise Gale’s next Global heART Exchange, so get your paintbrushes, distress inks, watercolors, and/or camera ready! I last participated in the swap in February. I think there was an April swap, but I had too much going on to participate. I received three cards from the February swap, and they’ve been … Continue reading Time to Make Art!
My mailbox has been brimming with love and cheer all year. I thought I’d use the summer break to “catchup-blog” about snail mail, but summer will be over before that plan is fully realized. Therefore, I’ll just blog as the mood hits me. And right now, I’ve been hit with the sunflower bug. One of … Continue reading Bring on the Sun!
Yesterday, I opened the Bible app and discovered that the “Verse of the Day” focused on kindness. Spirit and Light underscored the many messages about kindness expressed in the postcards I received for the latest round of the Global HeART Exchange. I tell you, love your enemies. Help and give without expecting a return. You’ll never—I promise—regret … Continue reading Give It Like You Get It
The last few days have been more unkind than usual as we’ve navigated one disappointment and heartbreak after another each time we listened to national and international news, read an article, or skimmed social media posts. Louise Gale’s choice of theme for the latest Global HeART Exchange–kindness–was almost prophetic, as if she knew that the chaos and madness … Continue reading Be Kind.
See this whimsical pink flower? The snail mail gods are warming up to me. I received a few pieces of mail in the mailbox over the last couple of weeks. One piece—just retrieved from the P.O. Box today—is this “flower friend” Amy N sent for the Global heART Swap, hosted by Louise Gale. I joined … Continue reading Blooms: Check out Her Sway