Sparkles, Inspiration, and New

It’s Saturday once again (How does the time go so quickly?) so it’s time to look back at three beautiful things from the past week.


1. I could not be happier with my silver Christmas tree — it’s so sparkly, colorful, and cheery!

2. I went to a fundraiser for Ready, Willing, and Working – the job-training program for formerly-homeless men based in my neighborhood – and was so inspired by the organization and the hard work the participants do to transform their lives.

3. I went ice skating with my nephews this afternoon at Canal Park, which just opened a couple of weeks ago down by the ballpark. It’s so nice to see activity coming to that part of the neighborhood year-round, and judging by the number of folks skating today, I’m not the only one who feels that way.

What’s been beautiful in your life this week?

2 thoughts on “Sparkles, Inspiration, and New

  1. Common Loon December 2, 2012 / 10:30 am

    1. For 360+days each year, my back works!
    2. That the family / house are safe.
    3. Our Christmas shopping was done before December. Trying to embrace the gift of slowing down.

  2. Eileen December 2, 2012 / 6:37 pm

    1. Last Sunday we had about 50 people over to the new house for a house blessing. It was great. Having a party spill out on the patio with a big group picture made it feel like the good old days. Added bonus were the cookies from James mothers day out fundraiser – take dough from freezer, bake and voila “homemade” cookies. We ate 8 dozen!

    2. Received more of our new furniture from Room & Board and all of our Smith & Noble blinds came in and were installed (16 windows installed for $149 – um yes please!) it’s beginning to feel like home folks.

    3. And best for last. I had a neuro check up (haven’t been since April 2011) and passed the exam with flying colors. MRIs are on the 7th & 10th to confirm all is as well as it looks 🙂 but a good report!

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