Each weekend, I like to share articles or posts that I consider noteworthy during my week of reading (blogs or otherwise around the web), whether they encourage, challenge, inspire, or just flat-out make me laugh. Sometimes these are “current” links (recently written), and sometimes they’re older articles that I just happened to stumble upon in the past week. I hope you enjoy!
[This weekend’s installment is delayed because I am currently in Tennessee, having celebrated my brother’s graduation from UT Knoxville School of Law this past weekend. Priorities, people.]
“A Mother’s Day Book List” by Shauna Niequist – Shauna is a book lover after my own heart, and when I read this list, I started adding titles to my Amazon wish list one after the other, until I realized that I might as well just go down the list and add them all. Also, how did I miss the memo that Ruth Reichl has a new book out – and it’s a novel?!
“What They Will Remember” by Emily Freeman – Beautiful thoughts in light of Mother’s Day weekend, and these lines resonated with me especially:
“[My mom’s] presence was a deeply safe place for me as a girl, something I’m not sure I realized until this very day. And it’s not because she mothered us like some kind of super-hero. She didn’t. But she was there, she was with us, she loved us, and I knew it.”
I just love Emily’s writing and her thoughtful perspective.
“Conquer Your Small Fears” by Tsh Oxenreider – I’ve been thinking a lot about momentum and productivity lately (in fact, I have a blog post on that very topic sitting in my drafts right now), and I love Tsh’s thoughts here. She is, as always, eminently practical and inspiring at the same time.