Like is such an ambiguous word. Some equate like to average or okay. While others consider like to be high praise. It depends on the person and sometimes the subject matter. And this month I liked a lot of books. Not like/love but liked enough to be glad I read (most of) them while remaining very aware of their flaws and still enjoying them enough to not go berserker over those huh? moments. And that, my friends, is actually pretty high praise.
This week we celebrate our independence. I wonder if they knew back then that America would become the most powerful country in the world? I also wonder what they would think now. I am and have always been extremely proud to be an American because luck led me here. I was not born here but adopted by American citizens who not only gave me an amazing family and home but also American citizenship. I am forever thankful.
Do you remember The Secret by Rhonda Byrnes from a few years back? The idea that you could visualize something amazing (or to be fair, bad) into existence by your mere thoughts was a powerful, enticing notion. It was A Field of Dreams come to life! Some bought into the hype; others did not. I fell into the middle because I do believe to a certain extent that what we choose to focus on — abundance or lack — is what we simultaneously create in our lives. In other words, we see what we expect to see.
We live interesting, scary, weird times. Some days I get anxious just thinking about seeing what’s happening here and around the world and avoid the news. This also makes me anxious because I don’t know what’s going on. 😀 It’s a vicious, never-ending cycle. I also feel outside of my body at times, looking down at all the insanity, the hate, the exclusion and feel hopeless against this dark tide. It’s a lonely place to be but also a lie.
Summer is officially here! For many that means vacations, beach time and plenty of outdoor gatherings from BBQs to picnics to simply enjoying a family meal on your deck or patio. And I love all of the summer festivities. Okay, maybe not so much if it is sweltering hot, but I will always — always — love the food. To help you look like a foodie rockstar, I compiled a few of my favorite summer recipes from my sister blog, Eat Laugh Purr.
Confession time: I woke up Sunday morning in a panic because I had no post prepared for Monday and just realized it. Yes, I typically write 2-3 days in advance because my posts need plenty of polishing. My brain goes faster than my fingers can type, which means I miss words and write clunky sentences. They are not good posts (yet) and I am insanely envious of those who can write an awesome, error-free post in 30 minutes. I am also not 100% convinced you exist. You might be a unicorn. Or Emperor Baby Fists making wise, nuanced decisions. So in other words, imaginary.