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Three Things — A Shuffle + More Rest

Three Things, my Wednesday post series, inspired by my love for bite-sized, tiny but mighty pieces of information.

One. Sometimes you just need some rest. —

My Valentine’s festivities consisted of handing Mimmo his lunch box and mug of coffee while whispering Happy Valentine’s Day in the wee hours of the morning. I was tired this morning from an ongoing cold combined with an hour interlude in my otherwise deep sleep. I kept the clock company from 3:30 to 4:30 am. It was only an hour, but felt like my sleep was cleaved in two and my ability to form a sentence along with it. Shrug.

He suggested I go back to bed.

Instead, I shuffled down the hallway in my slippers walking him to the door with my hair tucked behind my ears. I stood at its threshold watching him descend down the stairs until he was out of sight. I shuffled back to the coffee machine and bent over, deeply inhaling the sharp, pungent crack of the bean while the sun was still trying to wake up. With coffee in hand I went back and crawled into his side of the bed. He was right, as he often is, that Valentine of mine.


Two. The Soul of Money

This interview Oprah does with Lynne Twist, the author of The Soul of Money.

A couple of favorite moments from the interview:

“We think money will solve everything. It’s the unquestioned answer.”

We make it the answer to everything without question. Boom, right off the bat. Throw money at it. It would all be ok if I could get a raise. Or a new job. Or win the lottery. Interesting, I’ve been thinking about this for a couple of days.

“What you appreciate, appreciates.”

It gets bigger. Pay attention to it. Share it, nourish it. Think about when you have a big ole cookie and you break off a piece for your friend. Now you get to enjoy it twice. Once for yourself and once watching your friend enjoy it.


Three. Other Peoples’ Mortification. —

I’ve listened to the Mortified Podcast for years and laughed out loud several times. The show is based on grownups reading aloud from their childhood journals. Second hand embarrassment is a real thing, its super cringe-worthy and hilarious. Now they’ve just launched a season of their live shows on Netflix. I can’t wait to check it out.