I’m not sure how widespread the incredible work of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr is known across the world, but if you don’t know who he is, allow me to give you an extremely abridged history lesson. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a southern Baptist minister from Alabama who worked tirelessly to help end segregation and racial injustice toward black Americans during the 1950s and 60s. He worked with President Lyndon B. Johnson to pass the Civil Rights Act in 1964, led the March on Washington where he gave his historic “I Have a Dream” speech (which you can listen to here), and was working on ending segregation in housing when he was assassinated outside of his hotel room in Memphis, Tennessee by James Earl Ray in April of 1968. You can find out so much more about his work and his life by searching his name on Google or checking out his Wikipedia page.
Sometimes that word can bring in a sense of hope and change; a new beginning.
Sometimes that word can be so loaded and heavy.
Some people make them, and some people don’t.
I have always been one of those who do, but this year I am going to turn the typical sense that the word “resolutions” gives you, on its head.
Gift cards have a reputation of being a bit of an unoriginal gift. Generally they’re associated with the giver not taking time to really consider what the receiver would want, or that they waited too long to get a gift so they’re just going to the “Gift Card Mall” at the grocery store. And I get it. If someone asked you what you want, and you took the time and effort to make a concise list keeping a budget in mind, and they still just got you a generic gift card, you wonder what the point was in putting all the time and effort into it. And you don’t want to seem ungrateful, because they didn’t have to get you anything at all!
Whether you have a big family, kids, parents and in-laws, or none of that, the holidays are a great time to start or continue traditions.
Traditions help us feel connected to the holiday and give us a sense of comfort when things get overwhelming. Here are a few of my favorite Christmas Eve traditions, past and present, that I love and plan to carry with me for as long as I can. Continue reading “Christmas Eve Traditions”
When my sister asked me the other day for my wish list, I took a quick scroll through my Amazon wishlist (which has more or less become a list of things I want/need to buy for myself) and realized how many things I wanted were under $20, but that I just hadn’t taken the time or money to order them. Luckily, it made for an inexpensive and easy list. Continue reading “My $20 and Under Wish List”