open invitation no. 51: spring

Be inspired by spring. I think words are fun when they can mean different things. Check out all of the definitions for spring. Move or jump suddenly or rapidly upward or forward. Originate or arise from. The season after winter and before summer, in which vegetation begins to appear, in the northern hemisphere from MarchContinue reading “open invitation no. 51: spring”

open invitation no. 49: sunset challenge

Capture a sunset. Consider capturing a sunset. It can be a sunset from long ago or one that’s happened this week. Here’s the challenge: Don’t use color words — red, pink, purple, but still allow us to visualize the color of the sunset. Don’t use seasonal words, but give us a sense of the timeContinue reading “open invitation no. 49: sunset challenge”

open invitation no. 38: rituals

Rituals are comforting “There is a comfort in rituals, and rituals provide a framework for stability when you are trying to find answers.” —Deborah Norville Rituals are comforting. Every morning, since I was a little girl, I’ve opened my eyes and think, “It’s going to be a good day.” It’s a ritual that starts myContinue reading “open invitation no. 38: rituals”

open invitation no. 33: gratitude

Make a gratitude list. Gratitude is a powerful catalyst for happiness. It’s the spark that lights a fire of joy in your soul. —Amy Collette Make a gratitude list. Be creative. Use photographs or doodles. Collect some ephemera. (That’s a fancy word writers use that loosely means stuff you’d throw away if you didn’t haveContinue reading “open invitation no. 33: gratitude”

open invitation no. 30: magic unmasked

Masks hide magic. The idea of a mask in any scenario has always fascinated me. Not only does it protect identity, it also allows one to hide. —Jason Reynolds Today’s invitation to magic is to consider a mask you have encountered. It can be one you’ve worn; it can be figurative; it can be fromContinue reading “open invitation no. 30: magic unmasked”

open invitation no. 27: fall food

Take a bite. What are your favorite fall foods? What were your traditional favorites when you were a kid? Share some with others. Handwrite a recipe or drop a taste on a co-worker’s desk. When we share our favorites, the joy is magnified. Take a bite, and share a story about fall food with us!Continue reading “open invitation no. 27: fall food”