Uplifting, amazing surprise

This beautiful bracelet arrived for me in the mail today—a surprise gift from my dear friend Trisha. A soft leather band holds a sliver bar that reads: “You are amazing. You can do anything. You rock!” It was exactly the inspiring boost I needed on a difficult pain/nausea day. Today’s #OneGoodThing was this thoughtful gift…

3 years of good things

Today marks the end of three years of writing about one good thing every day. They’ve not been a great three years of my life. In fact, they’ve been quite trying. Some days I’ve been filled with despair, but focusing on finding a shred of goodness in each day has helped me survive and cope.…

Small bites packed with flavor Venetian style

Mama and I were so exhausted from the last few days, we procrastinated leaving our Venetian apartment today, until it was nearly too late. We were drawn from rest by the memory of these incredible small bites packed with flavor. Friends we met on our trip five years ago introduced us to this gem. Cantine…

Celebrating 1,000 good things

When I started writing about one good thing each day on January 1st, 2016, I had no idea what it would become. I worried that I wouldn’t be able to keep it up for the entire year, and the idea of a public failure was daunting. But I was in a dark place and knew…

We’re going back!

It’s official! We’re going back to our beloved Venice, Italy! And we leave next week! Mama and I have been researching and planning for the last few weeks, but essentially we’ve been packing on faith. We didn’t have flights or an apartment secured until this past week, but we are absolutely thrilled that it’s now…

Very much on time

Today’s #OneGoodThing is this beautiful, poignant meme, posted by my friend Leslie, with whom I went to journalism school. She shared these words along with some of her own: “Step away and hit the pause button. You are in your own timezone. You don’t need to keep up with everyone else. Do you.” I love seeing my…