This little lady has been showing up at our feeder consistently for about a week or so. Her male counterpart refuses to stop by, preferring instead to zip by our kitchen windows which his little wings ringing. I’ve grown pretty fond of her quiet little squeaks, though. 🙂
Here are links around the internets that caught my eye this week for your leisurely weekend.
Breaking a Common Barrier to Better Myself & Expand My Child’s Future. “My daughter knew my story. She’s heard me speak my darkest truths about distraction’s grip—a grip that took away my smile, made a yeller out of me, and nearly cost me my life at a traffic light. She’s read my books and gifted them to her teachers having babies. My daughter knew how sorry I was for what I missed. But she also knew how thankful I was when I woke up.”
Curate Your Life, and the Rest Will Follow. “The less we own, the more we enjoy the few items we have. Our five favorite shirts. Our tiny, beautiful assortment of plates and bowls. Our mostly-empty pantry that holds only the foods we’re excited to eat. Owning less isn’t deprivation. It’s curation. The less we own, the more space in our lives for things that matter.”
To the Thirtysomething Mums. “Yes, fortysomething is coming, and it’s going to be bliss. But don’t let it come too fast. If I’m to lose my self for a decade, motherhood sure is a delicious thing to lose it to.”
The Latte Factor: 8 Ways We Often Overspend. We’re especially guilty of #8. 😐
14 Illustrations That Are All Too Real For People With Anxiety. The last one, especially, hits close to home.
Hope. “Hope isn’t naive and it isn’t a complete waste of time. Hope is the stuff of life. It’s the stuff of love. It’s the stuff that keeps us going when we feel overwhelmed with all the darkness. When we hope together, when we act on that hope and fight for it no matter the odds, we not only make the world a better place for these children, but also for everyone else. Hope isn’t just for people who want to fight these fights. It’s for every single person who has an opportunity to improve the world. We all need to hold on to this hope together.”