1. Sophie in the kitchen
2. the results
3. birthday girl thrilled by the results
4. Thanksgiving with some of the cutest cousins on the planet
5. man's bff
6. not always the greatest help
7. Sophie's subliminal artwork
8. late night retreat from Izzy's party (posted with Roger's permission)
Dear reader, we're heading into a busy time of year, aren't we? I'm wishing you peace and love, the joy of the season.
I saw a grandmother treat her young grandson so roughly in the Christmas section at Target over the weekend and oh, it made me want to wrap up this world and soothe its troubles away. When I see such behavior, it weighs heavily on my heart, it doesn't fade when I put my head on my pillow at night. I tried to diffuse the situation by approaching the family and speaking to the grandmother for a moment, as I could see she needed warmth just as much as her grandson did...I don't know if it helped.
I'm left feeling the only thing within my power to right such wrongs is to be gentler and more loving to the people I know and to the rest of the world around me.
I share this here not to be trite or sanctimonious, but rather hoping this message spreads further and sinks deeply into our hearts at this significant time of year: to be more careful with one of the greatest gifts we've been given, the privilege of knowing and loving one another.