My sister just turned 26. Below is the birthday card that I wrote for her (shared with permission!).
At the end of the card, I offer this wish:
Let that little light of yours shine.
Keep your loves in order.
And don’t apologize to anyone about it.
When I write, I am often writing to/for myself as much as anyone else. So this wish is not only . . .
1. As a general rule, put your phone away during meals with other people. Not on the table. Out of sight, sound off.
2. For a further challenge, put your phone away during meals alone. Read, listen to a podcast, or just eat and notice your surroundings.
3. If you are expecting a truly important and time-sensitive call or text . . .
Before she died, my Nana wrote a memoir.
A true love labor, she spent months crafting her stories, working with a local writer to hone the tone of each memory. It was a work for end of life. For reflection. And for sharing of wisdom.
When she finished, she wanted it printed. A small run for friends and family.
She asked her daughter-in-law, . . .