1. I actually blogged about a book I used this past week as a reflection. I am feeling the nudge because I have been writing personal stories and insights. Putting writing into practice is good and it’s taking away the fear of that blank page.
2. My cat, Kip, and dog, Harley, a learning to coexist in our home. With the colder weather, Kip has wanted in. He has been kind of the house for ten years and does not appreciate the anxious lets-get-to-know-you teenage dog. Their interactions have brought laughter to our house and comfort too. Both like to cuddle up, a delight each time.
3. I have been writing in my Harley journal each morning. Sometimes it is a quote from a book I am reading or just an antic I noticed from Harley. This past weekend, I began writing longer just because I needed to. I felt like I needed to connect some story or analogy I observed from Harley, so I wrote. As I wrote, I had a huge epiphany from God that I just kept writing. The moment was caught because I was writing.
4. On Tuesday, to my surprise and delight, a kindergartener leaned his head against me at the car pick-up line. His voluntary movement caught me off guard. I slightly pulled away, not recognizing what he was doing, to which he responded by doing it again, this time with arms wrapping me in a hug. “I like you, Mrs. Gensch,” he said with a smile. Ooooh, I hugged him right back. I love touching the hearts of children ’cause they touch mine.