Tag Archives: One Thousand Gifts

Quote of the Week: A world filled with treasure

Isn’t this a wonderful quote? I just love it! Sometimes I feel so rich thinking about all the books there are to read and conversations I get to have and people I get to meet. Here are a few of … Continue reading

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Stress and Thanks: Weekday Faith

What stresses you out? What do you do when you’re stressed? I’ve been fighting panic about my job this week. With the terms of my contract changing it feels a bit like rejection, and like I’m losing my legitimacy, not … Continue reading

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A new year back in Moscow

I woke up jet-lagged to a cement-gray sky and rain drops slashing the window. It took me a few seconds to remember which part of the world I was in – Florida, Minnesota and New York have faded away and … Continue reading

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End of Summer Saturday

Waking up to rain-washed vibrant colors, breakfast crepes with economist husband, and a quiet afternoon with friends, sipping wine, nibbling on Spanish cheese and sausage, and long conversations over savory yellow paella. Just a few things to be thankful for … Continue reading

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Quiet Summer

Moscow summers are quiet. Temperatures go up, necklines plunge, cherries and peaches show up at the fruit stands, and the city empties as everyone heads out to their dachas, or summer vacations. It used to freak me out when the … Continue reading

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Easter – Guilt into Thanks

When I’m not sure what else to write about and all I can see around me are my failures (Haven’t blogged for weeks! Didn’t use my time well! Didn’t get my paperwork done! Didn’t answer those emails! Lazy at work!) … Continue reading

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gray weekend

Friday night, dragging home late from the office I felt sick. Headache, exhausted, hoarse throat, and totally discouraged after my 3-month development talk with my boss. A nagging voice at the back of my head all day – am I … Continue reading

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