If you appreciate wisdom with brevity, check out Josie Two Shoes‘ latest post: Shake It Off. Josie is following Zoe at Uncharted for the Six Sentence Stories‘ blogging challenge. I might try my hand at those sentences, but I can hear my dearest blogging widower saying, “Katharine, have you finished that other online course?”
Be adventurous and click those two little links. You won’t be disappointed!
Anne Frank: “I can shake off everything as I write, my worries disappear, my courage is reborn.” You can purchase this treasure from the Literary Fox on Etsy.
What a life quote from such a brave young woman. G-d help us remember what happened to millions during those years.
Who is Josie Two Shoes? I first crossed paths with her a couple of weeks ago as she hosts the Ten Things of Thankful (TToT) blog. TToT introduced me to a sweet group of bloggers who share their stories and encourage me to focus on the positives in my life. I wondered about this Two Shoes who inspired other kind folks to respond so thoughtfully to my own meager TToT contributions.
My search for Josie Two Shoes was on! Her blogger profile explains that a new chapter of her life started in 2007, when she declared that she was now standing on her own two feet. That led me to her blog, where I discovered that she is also a writress. A really good writress. Wow. Josie completed the A-Z blogging challenge by writing, and I quote: “a serial story in six-sentence segments involving twenty-six women living in the small Midwest town of Cottonwood Creek, their lives connected by the Women’s Circle of the town’s protestant church, Hope Christian Fellowship, to which they all belong.” Talk about clever and intriguing!
By following Josie’s footprints, I discovered her Facebook page. I was struck by Josie’s focus on being kind to yourself and others, not letting those stumbles and bumps define who you are. I could have clicked “LIKE” on each post!
Josie’s shoes then led me to her Twitter account and from there, back to her blog, where I savored some of her writings on faith and the miraculous.
If you are looking for a place of encouragement and inspiration AND a safe spot to share your writing with others, follow Josie’s Two Shoes. You’ll end up with a smile on your face and a polished pair of two shoes!
I hope you enjoy these Monday morning laughs from Dahlia. Check out her post!
Hello friends! How was your day? I spent an exhausting weekend catching up on my allergies. Now myriad muscles are crying out in protest against the unwarranted exercise due to excessive sneezing. And it hurts the most when I laugh. Ah well enough of my woes – time to laugh a bit. I just returned […]
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Thanks, Nerd in the Brain (NitB), for your reminder to slow down and smell the fluffbutts. Wait, that’s not what you said, although your photo of the tipsy fluffbutt IS hilarious. NitB volunteers at a cat shelter and those little critters are soooo cute.
Here are my Three Things Thursday for this weekend, a time to appreciate the goodness in my life.
First, my foot situation has improved considerably with this no-pain boot. What do you think, Steph? Could you make this into a fashion statement? When she was fastening me in, a nurse commented that there was really no way to put it on backwards, but I’ve managed to do just that a couple of times. I have been called a Motor Moron.
Second, we enjoyed a movie night with our home group on Friday. One sweet member cooked an entire St. Patrick’s Day meal AND another friend sent me this photo of her adorable lass. I am in love with this dog! Look at those eyes!
Third, a dear family sent me a video of something that touched my heart. I can’t share it, but the love they have for their son, the joy they share with that kiddo, their brilliant minds and their sense of humor- no way can I adequately express what they add to my life! I will share a photo of a classroom “pet” I am boarding for a while. I tried to feed it an ant, but I think “Vance” is too young for solids. I took a 10 minute video of an ant exploring Vance’s pink caves and then wandering off to find some crumbs. If you ever have difficulty sleeping, just ask to borrow that video.
I hope you enjoy reading Catlin’s amazing adventure as she spends a week in silence, using assistive technology. For some folks, losing their voice might come after a lifetime of natural communication. For others, like one of my students, gaining a voice is both exhilarating and frustrating. Caitlin experiences exactly what my student does: misunderstandings and awkwards delays. Uncertainty from those around her.
My student also struggles with invalidation: He is not TRULY communicating. Mrs. Everson, you are acting like a Ouija board, manipulating what he says or what you want to hear. While it’s true that I miss some of his signals, just imagine the heartache of not being heard OR believed. Thank goodness for low tech eye gaze and the awesome Tobii Dynavox! And thank you, Caitlin, for sharing your experiences.
Hey all! Hope you are all well! Thank you for your continued support and kind words! I really couldn’t have done it without all your support! So I guess I will start with how my day started! I decided to have a home day as I had a few odd jobs around the house to […]
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