Site Meter ANCORA IMPARO
I believe in simplicity. I believe in feelings and family, friendship and fidelity, forgiveness and fortitude. I believe in miracles, meditation, motherhood and make believe and that music is the only real magic this world has ever seen. I believe in concocting and consuming colorful cocktails and fussing over and feasting on fabulous food. I believe in living out loud. I believe in laughing until your face hurts and loving until your heart breaks. I believe in behaving boldly and when warranted, badly, taking bubble baths and being barefoot. I believe in poetry, puppies and playing in the park. I believe in seeking without ceasing that which sings to my soul and strengthens my spirit. I believe in dancing in the rain and digging in the dirt. I believe in honest expression and the golden rule. I believe in Nature and naps and that naïveté is sometimes necessary. I believe in goodness and gratitude, grit and grace. I believe in unity and the power of the universe. I believe in being authentically awesome. I believe in being better today than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow. I believe in challenges and change and growing pains. I believe in the inherent worth of every creature, being and life force on this planet. I believe in honoring the individual journeys and paths of people whether I understand them or not. I believe in letting people live their truth and trusting that it’s right for them. I believe in lifting up and letting go. I believe that death is just as sacred an experience as birth and that it is never, ever an end.

Mostly, I just believe that I’m never going to stop learning what it is I believe.


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“We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations.”

—Anaïs Nin

I believe this means I’m officially a responsible adult. Or something. And yet,  playing with all the new technology & gadgets just makes me feel like a kid!

I believe this means I’m officially a responsible adult. Or something. And yet, playing with all the new technology & gadgets just makes me feel like a kid!

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Watch this conservative Southern Baptist Republican from Alabama talk about her trans daughter. It’s really beautiful.

(via legalizetrans)

“It’s funny: I always imagined when I was a kid that adults had some kind of inner toolbox full of shiny tools: the saw of discernment, the hammer of wisdom, the sandpaper of patience. But then when I grew up I found that life handed you these rusty bent old tools - friendships, prayer, conscience, honesty - and said ‘do the best you can with these, they will have to do’. And mostly, against all odds, they do.”

—Anne Lamott, Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith

If you’re a GNR fan do NOT, I repeat DO NOT, make the mistake of watching this. Just go spin your vinyl copy of Appetite for Destruction & think of what might’ve been had Axl not been such a megalomaniac.

If you’re a GNR fan do NOT, I repeat DO NOT, make the mistake of watching this. Just go spin your vinyl copy of Appetite for Destruction & think of what might’ve been had Axl not been such a megalomaniac.

I got to enjoy a late lunch with two of my most highly teasured friends today. These two incredible teachers so beautifully bookend the path of my life. My cup runneth over and over. Life is good.

I got to enjoy a late lunch with two of my most highly teasured friends today. These two incredible teachers so beautifully bookend the path of my life. My cup runneth over and over. Life is good.

“We don’t learn to love each other well in the easy moments. Anyone is good company at a cocktail party. But love is born when we misunderstand one another and make it right, when we cry in the kitchen, when we show up uninvited with magazines and granola bars, in an effort to say, I love you.”

Shauna Niequist, Bread & Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table, with Recipes 

Forever reblog because, well, Shauna Niequist is my fave!

"I believe that this way of living, this focus on the present, the daily, the tangible, this intense concentration not on the news headlines but on the flowers growing in your own garden, the children growing in your own home, this way of living has the potential to open up the heavens, to yield a glittering handful of diamonds where a second ago there was coal. This way of living and noticing and building and crafting can crack through the movie sets and soundtracks that keep us waiting for our own life stories to begin, and set us free to observe the lives we have been creating all along without even realizing it."

"When life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate. And when life is bitter, say thank you and grow."  

Shauna Niequist, Bittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace, and Learning the Hard Way

(Source: emotional-algebra, via liveeverything)

“Our parents had parents too—they were wounded as children, too—and they didn’t know any more about how to get it right in this life than we do. Most of us are not victims of our parents, so much as we AND our parents have all been living for years as the effect of the unresolved, fear-based energies permeating this world. None of us deserves blame and ALL of us deserve compassion. Sometimes you can’t really forgive your parents until you have allowed yourself to cry for them.”

Marianne Williamson (via mindofataurus)

Reblogging because it’s one of the teachings from Enchanted Love: The Mystical Power of Intimate Relationships that REALLY helped me to forgive the shortcomings and failings of my parents and to make it my mission to always parent Em consciously.

(via parkstepp)

“Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.”

—Anne Lamott

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