Gratitude Journal

Gratitude Journal

I decided for the week of Thanksgiving that I would keep a Gratitude Journal and jot down a couple things each day that I was grateful for. There has been a bit of research done on keeping a Gratitude Journal, and those who kept a journal were found to sleep better, have a clearer headspace, and were happier overall. Continue reading “Gratitude Journal”

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True Thanksgiving

True Thanksgiving
We were all bundled up, and packed into the car, the smells of buttered mashed potatoes making my mouth water. The snow hadn’t started yet, but the skies had been hinting at it for a week and by the end of the night, tiny snowflakes would be drifting to the ground to form the first layer of winter. We were gather at the Lighthouse, a regular building on a corner, where missionary and military families would be gathering to share a collective Thanksgiving dinner together.

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Secret Recipes: Mom’s Cheeseball

Secret Recipes: Mom’s Cheeseball

Every year around this time, mom starts making cheesball. Simply put, it’s a round ball made of cheese, and served with crackers. I’ve seen many a store-bought cheeseball with pimento cheese, rolled in almonds. This, my poor uncultured friends, is NOT a cheeseball. Yes, it might be labeled as one in the cheese section at Walmart, and may seem fancy, in it’s plastic wrapping, but this is NOT what the true meaning of the season of cheeseballs is. Continue reading “Secret Recipes: Mom’s Cheeseball”

In the Mornings

In the Mornings

My alarm goes off, an annoying tune in the midst of an otherwise perfect morning. I get up first, letting the dog out, and make coffee with a ridiculous amount of creamer because that’s the way I like it. Sometimes I’ll put dishes away or take a shower, but most mornings I stand on the front porch with the dog and watch the sky turn pink and orange. Continue reading “In the Mornings”