Blue Pastures

by Tammy Strobel on October 19, 2012

{Every week, I publish a round-up of inspiring articles, books, and photos. Enjoy!}

Earlier this week, Logan and I received a magical package in the mail from our friend Dee. She sent us box filled with lots of goodies including, a bag of Stumptown Coffee, chocolate, a Kleen Kanteen (that we left in her car during the big move), a sweet note, and a lovely little book called “Blue Pastures” by Mary Oliver.

As I was flipping through the book, I noticed a yellow post-it note stuck to a chapter titled “Pen and Paper and a Breath of Air.” On the note Dee wrote, “Food for thought?”

I was intrigued and started reading the chapter immediately. The chapter made me think about my love of journaling, where my written words come from, and the importance of creating time to write, even when life gets way too busy. I’ve been thinking of these things because I’m traveling for the next week and a half. When I travel, it’s hard for me to write in long blocks of time. Instead, I write in short bursts.

I’m looking forward to the next week of travel as well as spending time with my family in southern California. I may or may not post content to the blog. But I will be writing in my journal, taking lots of photos and reading “Blue Pastures.”

Now onto this week’s inspiring links . . .

I hope to see you in Hopland! I’ll be talking about my new book, “You Can Buy Happiness (and It’s Cheap).” For event details, click here.

I’m looking forward to reading, “Lonely: Learning to Live with Solitude.”

Have you backed “Rebel Mama” yet?

I finished reading “Tiny Beautiful Things” and loved every word. You can find my book review here.

Are you “Daring Greatly?”

Have a great weekend,
Tammy

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