Common Sense Home Good News Letter 2/11/23

“When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves.” – Viktor E. Frankl

When I was a little girl, I had a heck of a time learning how to ride a bike. My brothers insisted that I learn to ride by coasting down the hill on our farm, but going too fast scared me and I refused to do it.

I did want to learn, so oddball child that I was, I’d coast down with my feet dragging, and then do my best to pedal back up. It was the “wrong” way to do it, but it worked for me.

A lot of times lately I feel like society is trying to shove me down some hill “for my own good”, but I’m still stubborn, and still don’t take to that very well. I may not be able to change what’s going on around me, but I can still dig in and figure out a different way to deal with it.

My challenge for you this month – figure out another way to tackle a problem or task that’s been holding you up.

Life keeps coming at us whether we’re ready or not, so we need to keep practicing our creative problem solving skills.

All our best to you and yours,

Laurie (and August IV, August V, and Duncan)

This week’s featured posts…

We have herbs mixed in all over the yard and garden, but if you’d like to approach things in a more orderly fashion, check out these herb garden ideas. Big thanks to everyone who shared photos from their gardens!

herb garden ideas

If you need a quick treat to make for Valentine’s Day, or just because brownies are tasty, check out my all time favorite brownie recipe.

best homemade brownies

Given current events, I updated this article a bit – When Do Chickens Start Laying Eggs? (And Why Do They Stop)

molting chicken

Popular on Instagram: testing rechargeable batteries and new book arrivals.

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