I’ve recently found the blog, Ordinary Courage, by author Brené Brown. She is a research professor and writer who studies vulnerability, courage, and authenticity.
I’ve learned quite a bit by reading the posts on her blog, and that has turned me into quite a fan of hers. The first post I read was “this I believe . . . about basic dignity”, where she talks about the way we might treat others – especially those in the service industry. The image on her site (which says “No Cell Phone Use At Register, Thank You!”), caught my eye since that was something I personally feel very strongly about (I won’t use my cell phone when conducting business in a store, restaurant, etc.). I knew I had to read what she had to say, and sure enough, I agree with her thoughts — 100%.
Right now I’m anxiously waiting to read her books, both of which seem like they might be purposely written for me. I have some perfectionism issues, which I’m sure my anyone who knows me well enough can attest to.
Each Friday, she does a TGIF theme on her blog, with TGIF standing for:
T = Trusting
G = Grateful
I = Inspired
F = Friday
So, she lists something each week that she is trusting in, grafeful for, and inspired by. I just love the idea and have thought of doing the same on my blog, but just never seem to get around to it. But, I’m going to give it shot. Here is my TGIF for this week:
I’m trusting that we WILL get back a normal routine and typical day-to-day life in our home since our recent move to Nevada. Sometimes it seems like it won’t happen, but I trust that it will.
I’m grateful for my brother, Justin, and his wife, Tammie. For allowing us to stay with them in CA while we were in transition to our new home. For making us feel at home, for cooking good food for and with us. And for their daughters keeping us entertained. I know it’s never easy to have family staying with you, which makes me even more appreciative of their hospitality.
I’m inspired by the many food and craft blogs that I read. During the move it was hard to read them as I so badly wanted to blog, craft, cook, etc. but I really couldn’t since we hadn’t moved into our home yet and everything was boxed up. Now that things are moved in and getting more settled, I’ve enjoyed reading new posts, catching tweets on Twitter, and seeing amazing photos that have me drooling on my keyboard. I’m inspired once again!
Happy TGIF to you all!