Be A Helper

My soul seeks the helpers, those doing good, following that unique passion to help a specific need.  Joining the local Rotary chapter, I quickly found myself surrounded by a tribe of helpers.  One inspiring stand-out is my friend, Sharon Bailey.  She didn’t want to be a helper, but the nudges on her soul became too…

I’m No Fashion Expert

  Owning a boutique has the very real potential each day for fraudulent thoughts. A quick scroll will leave me thinking my pictures are horrible, my finds are dull, and I need to dress up more often. Full disclosure, I’m no fashion expert. Easy enough for anyone to search magazines and social media for the…

Don’t Get Too Comfy

  My morning routine includes a little mixture of reading, yoga, prayer, and meditation.  It’s a sweet way to start my day but lately I’ve become a tad too comfy. There’s a nicely folded, super-soft, pink fluffy blanket at the end of my bed that longs to snuggle. About mid way thru meditation when my…

Pulling Weeds

Today’s Morning Tea with Me appeared fresh from a weekend of pulling weeds.  Waking a bit stiff, my mind always wanders to life analogies.  Deep in the 3′ tall weeds this weekend, I discovered the dead weeds were so easy to pull while those with a bit more life clinging were harder to dislodge.  True…

Ugly Thoughts

Back to Back suicides among the well-known elite had me thinking deep thoughts.  How did they get to such a place of despair? And how many others are slowly sinking into that same dark place? Likely, their place of despair didn’t arrive overnight…it required a series of cumulative dark thoughts, one layering thickly upon the…

Finding the Yum

Not too long ago,  I loved shopping at Goodwill. I loved the potential of it all.  I approached it like a treasure hunt, never knowing what goodie I’d discover.  Sliding the hangers, one at a time to the left, in a yuck, yuck, yuck, yum game, I loved seeking out the good. There were days,…

Deep Thoughts on Buying a Bra

  As moms, we typically take care of others first. But when my years-old bra began to feel more like a tank top, it was time to upgrade.  A dear friend once lovingly scorned me, “Lisa Weigard, YOU are a Domestic Engineer (a resume-worthy alternative to Homemaker), you should not be wearing hole-y socks’.  It’s…

Feeling Badly about my Teeth

My teeth are drifting.  A not-very-attractive night guard saves my teeth from clenching yet has caused an inward shift.  My signature chiclet-chompers are splaying inward…likely unnoticeable to anyone else, it’s glaringly obvious to me and it’s affecting my signature smile.  Like Sampson, my power seemed to always rest in my sparkly smile.  I’ve noticed I’m…

Month Of Love

  February houses one pretty heady Hallmark holiday.  Valentine’s always carries so much expectation, like a years worth of love should be reflected in glitter adorned card, a giant steak dinner, and chocolate.  I’m all for some chocolate…but shouldn’t it all boil down to love? Real love, real heart felt words, fears, praise?  I have…

One Word Project

A fresh take on New Years resolutions, Whitney with White House on the Square has inspired us with her One Word project blog post.  Seemingly more difficult than squats and diets, intentionally implementing a fresh perspective will be quite a stretch…which leads me directly into my chosen word:  Stretch.   Torn between Grow and Stretch,…

A Resolution to Read

A holiday book swap helped me to realize I have a surplus of books that need to be read before I purchase any new ones.  Trying to find a single book I had read and wished to part with led me to a Resolution to Read.  Some books were lent to me years ago by…