Spread love, denounce hate

We enjoyed a nice quiet, 4th of July at home. That was, until a scared wild bird flew into our living room. Having tucked Paisley and Mama safely away, I’m now huddled in the dark, monitoring what I hope will be the bird’s progress out the back door.

In the meantime, here’s what I found great about today. Our pretty red, Mexican sunflowers bloomed for the first time. I found an adorable fireworks neckerchief, and Paisley let me put it on her. And my friend Stuart shared a beautiful photo that he took of Lady Liberty, which made me think about my family seeing that beacon of hope, when they fled religious persecution in Eastern Europe and arrived in New York. I’m a proud descendent of immigrants.

Today I also plucked up the courage to bake homemade French macarons. I took a macaron class a few months ago, but I still felt mystified and intimidated. I read a ton of incredible tips by BraveTart, and decided to just go for it. At worst, it would be a delicious experiment. In line with my recent theme, I made Elderflower Macarons! Though a few cracked, a few were hollow, and most of them didn’t have “feet,” I still feel like it was a good attempt. I photographed my best one for you. Next time, I’ll try making the flavors a bit less subtle.

And my final good thing of the day was quickly deleting a hateful comment that was posted a on a Facebook post of mine about the amazing Congresswoman Maxine Waters. We don’t have to agree on politics, but I will not tolerate hate.

Today’s #OneGoodThing was spreading love and denouncing hate! Happy 4th of July!

Day 185 of 365. And Day 916 in a row (here’s the first 366 & the following 365)! 

1 year ago today: Swinging in the hammock

2 years ago today: Watermelon Popsicles

What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments!

6 replies

  1. I agree, stop the hate of things that don’t accord with our tiny views! I think a lot of hate is engendered by fear.

    Did the bird skedaddle?



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