savoring {february 2020}

My theme for 2020 is Savor.  I have found that generally I’m not fully present to enjoy anything (and I do mean anything) that happens to me.  I am seeking to make some major improvement this year in that area. Life is too short not to. Here on the blog, this translates to a monthly blog post that I have entitled Savoring;  curated content that I’ve enjoyed recently and that you might enjoy too. Here are some quotes, pics, and an ad that I slowed down and noticed.  I had to. I have to have something to share with you guys. Lol

Savor by Shauna Niequist

  • While walking in Barnes & Noble last year, after choosing my theme for 2020, I saw this book, Savor by Shauna Niequist. Well, you know I had to get it.  I have really enjoyed the daily readings.  You might to.
  • For those of us who have already dropped the ball on our New Year’s Resolutions, NPR has a poem about it. It’s quite good. Check it out.
  • One of the highlights of 2019 was being a part of the inaugural Modern Mrs. Darcy Book Retreat and meeting my tribe. One of them, @jamie.of.all.trades, mentioned that she received James Clear’s newsletter, 3-2-1. Clear is the author of the book, Atomic Habits, which is on my TBR list.  I can’t remember Jamie’s exact words but it was something along the lines of “the most useful newsletter I read”. I subscribed and I am inclined to agree. Here’s one of his quotes: “The fastest way to raise your level of performance: Cut your number of commitments in half.” – James Clear

Never Arrive. Lisa CogdonSpeaking of newsletters, Mary Laura Philpott is a writer and author of I Miss You When I Blink, my 2019 favorite non-fiction book of the year. I subscribe to her monthly(ish) newsletter, A Book, a Link, a Song, and a Picture and the January pic was by Lisa Congdon. Lisa is an artist, illustrator and the author of eight books. Another artist/writer to fuel my current fascination with artist/writers.


  • Finally, the funniest Super Bowl ad, to me. My mom disagreed.  I have often wondered what I did before tech. What do you think?

enjoy life…

5 thoughts on “savoring {february 2020}

  1. Lisa notes... says:

    I agree with the analysis that James Clear’s newsletter is a clear winner. 🙂 I love it. Dan Pink has a good one that I love too. And Ellen’s ad was so funny. There were several ads that made me literally laugh out loud.

  2. Susan in TX says:

    I share the love of both of those newsletters with you and the commercial. The first time we saw the commercial, my husband was crying from laughing so hard. Our kids started texting us, knowing it would get him, to make sure he had seen it. 🙂 I’m giggling again just thinking about how much fun we got out of that commercial.
    Happy weekend to you – hope it is restful!

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