Treasure Hunters

I saw it written that we should be “treasure hunters”, searching for the gold in ourselves and others. I love it. How could a goldenthread girl pass up this treasure of a metaphor:)
Having just returned from a trip to the British Virgin Islands with two little boys in tow, you can imagine I’ve got a few treasure hunting pirate stories fresh on the brain. In all seriousness, the Odyssey of the Caribbean intrigues. I think about early explorers, the discovery history of ancient islands and the legends and lore surrounding treasure. I marvel amount of time invested in these searches. Discovery quests spanned lifetimes, through dynasties, and changes of the crown. Early explorers weathered storms, disease, battles, seasons of vast despair. Yet, onward they travelled, seeking land and gold.

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Taking Time To Tidy

I don’t know about you, but my household endured a lot of “stashing” during the holidays. So please hear me when I promise you, the goal of this post is not to boast-rather it is serving as more of a therapeutic exercise than anything.
Do the items in your home spark joy?

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Retreat to the Fountain of Youth:)

My grandmother was born to Emmie Meeks Morgan as Mary Josephine Morgan. My mother gave me her mother’s maiden name.

Approaching 94, she is as vibrant, and strikingly beautiful as ever! She attributes her longevity to such daily rituals as drinking a table spoon of apple cider vinegar, eating a handful of walnuts and blueberries, and laying her head on a fresh silk pillow every night. And anyone who knows me well, knows I have adopted these habits,…and you would understand why if you spent more than a second with her.

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Family Call~A Sunday Tradition

Living Intentionally: “Family Call”Throughout my formative years, my parents encouraged the good habits of productivity, personal responsibility, and self-motivation.  On Sunday evenings in a time set aside and referred to as “Family Call”, we would gather to powwow.  It was our version of a family forum.

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Finding the Quiet

I recognize the value in a rare moment that comes along for me these days…I call it the quiet, and when it arrives, I have trained myself to abide within (picture me zen!) This morning I found the quiet, or it found me, and I have enjoyed every second…reading, writing, refueling.

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To New Buckets

Three weeks before her 93rd birthday , Mimi sat in a chair at the shallow edge of the Dead Sea with her toes in the water and her hands in the air. She thought, hmmm well that’s the list… she had checked the last box-a trip to the Holy Land, and with a gaze set across the still water she tells me appreciation for a lifetime of memories filled her mind~ and then…what next?

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Sunday Lunch

About a year ago, I took inventory of a heaping handful of pieces I had written for different purposes, ie. magazines, newsletters or personal enjoyment. Seeing a theme, stories compiled, and along came GoldenThread.blog. The sweetness has been working on this project with my mother and grandmother-discovering just how the golden thread glistens with inspiration.

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The Beauty of Discipline

I am a creative soul. My childhood was colored by flowers, crayons, glitter, spray paint, dancing, singing, and all things fun. But creativity without discipline can lead to calamity.

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There Is Time

Early on, my grandmother, Mimi, showed me the beauty of reaching out to others with grace and tenderness. I watched as she served her community as a selfless volunteer and Red Cross coordinator. 

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