Category Archives: Encouragement

Thank you for stopping by! Leaning Into Life has a new home. Please come and visit! I’d love to hear from you. Sharon       Advertisements

Posted in Encouragement | Leave a comment

What’s Different About This House?

In the quaint mountain town of Julian, outside of San Diego, you will find this charming house. Notice anything different about it? Here’s a closer view. Yes, it has two front doors. When William Kettner built the house in 1923, … Continue reading

Posted in Encouragement, Loving People | Tagged , | 8 Comments

When Ducklings Need a Bit of Help

In the children’s award-winning book, Make Way for Ducklings, author Robert McCloskey tells a story of a family of ducklings and their mother living in downtown Boston. The mother duck decides to cross a street, unaware of the danger of … Continue reading

Posted in Encouragement, Gratitude, Places | Tagged , , , | 11 Comments

Hoping at Christmas

Is there something you unpack at Christmastime that fills you with nostalgia for Christmases past? When you bring out the garland and ornaments and decorations, what takes you on a mental journey back through time? For me, it’s Sunny the Bear. Each year, Sunny … Continue reading

Posted in Encouragement, Hope, Patience, Thanks | Leave a comment

Finding the Wonder

How are you doing on finding the wonder of this holiday season? Yesterday I sang in a concert in a church that’s almost a century old. It’s a welcoming place, with all of the burnished wood, elegant pews, soaring ceilings decorated … Continue reading

Posted in Encouragement, Hope | 3 Comments

Celebrating the Light

Lights add brilliance to the holiday season. At Disneyland you’ll find lights upon lights this time of year. I’d heard that Small World is especially charming all lit up. During the day, the huge front of this attraction is white … Continue reading

Posted in Encouragement, Hope, Places, Travel | Tagged , | 12 Comments

Picturing Peace

How do you picture peace? Is your life peaceful on the surface but maybe not so peaceful just below? This is the tranquil scene I found recently in the countryside of Massachusetts. Trees turning red and yellow in early autumn, … Continue reading

Posted in Encouragement, Hope, Patience, Peace, Places, Travel | Tagged , , | 3 Comments