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Thousand Kindnesses

A Thousand Small, Glittering Kindnesses

Today, I’ve been thinking about the time when we were on a layover at the airport and a young man [...]
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A Voice and A Choice

“Tricia, this weekend we will be spending time with a ten-year-old boy whose mom died recently.  What cues do you [...]
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“Favored.”

My first husband died eleven years ago, on the morning of December 23, 2010. In the days to follow, I [...]
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Halloweens Past: I’m the Cozy Sweatered Lady Now

I’m feeling the wonder of autumn tonight. (It’s probably because peeling apples makes me feel like a domestic goddess. I [...]
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The Great Denim Skirt Debate of 1993

Everybody who becomes an adult has to be fourteen once, and it’s a rough time of transition for everybody involved [...]
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Cheezits Communion

Every night, we have ice cream at 8:00.  And some evenings, we have it at other times, because it’s 8:00 [...]
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Sparkly, Shiny Promises

A few years ago, I kept things lively with a special treat for the boys each day of spring break. [...]
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Grace Lives in the Inevitable

What advice would you give to the younger you? ⠀ ⠀ “Love Hard.  Especially because I now know what that [...]
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That’s Some Serious Staying Power

When death comes at the end of a long life, we don’t wonder if it was time. We don’t wonder [...]
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To Say Their Names

“Let me find a picture that shows her hair,” she said, scrolling through the pictures on her phone. We were [...]
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Diesel, Cigarettes, and Perfume

I love the smell of gasoline, and I am somehow fond of fresh cigarette smoke.  I’ve always felt like I [...]
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Little Things, Big Things, Healed, and Whole

I love the Christkindl market. I love the rows of shops lined up like stalls in a wooden stable. I [...]
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Why I Won’t Get the Award for Mother of the Year

Throwing it back to a post from 2008,when my babies were two and almost-one, I was sleepless and underfed, Robb and [...]
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Sacred Gratitude.

He’s Peter’s closest cousin. They are just a few years apart in a whole collection of people that span across [...]
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Trauma, Triggers, and Marriage: Hello, December.

I’m going along, minding my own business, creating this new and beautiful life just the way I want it to [...]
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The Bread and the Wine… and the Root Beer Float

Saturday was Robb’s birthday, so we went to Red Robin to celebrate and remember. Because Bottomless Root Beer Floats. “We’re [...]
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Hummingbirds, Pennies, and Verizon Texts

On the day that Robb died, my mom’s phone became Grief’s Grand Central Station. She spent the whole day on [...]
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Get Drunk on the Lovely of it All

It is Wedding Week. I am in the last seven days of one of the most sacred seasons of my [...]
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Thank You, Little Black Dress.

I am reading The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up. It’s a revolutionary approach to decluttering where instead of clearing [...]
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When A Codependent Gets Engaged

And so, with a sparkling ring on my left hand, I am faced with a second chance. A second chance [...]
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