Cathedral Grove

Happy Winter Solstice, Everyone!

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Hello, everyone!

Just popping in to wish you all a very pleasant Winter Solstice today. Sure, it may mean that today is the shortest day of the year, but that just means that the days will only start getting longer from here!  

Here’s hoping that wherever you may be you are content and you are well.

Just to let you all know, there likely won’t be much in the way of posts here on Cathedral Grove over the next two weeks or so as I’m visiting my family for the holidays. A more regular posting schedule will resume in the new year.

Let’s Connect! An Update from Cathedral Grove

Hello, everyone! Megan here. 

Just wanted to drop y’all a line to say that it is now possible to follow this little seedling of a site via Facebook and Twitter! I’ve changed things around ever so slightly on the main page so that now there are a few convenient icons with links to our social media pages just below the site’s header, at the top of the sidebar – just look under ‘Follow Cathedral Grove on Social Media.’ 

Sometimes so-called ‘social’ media can engender feelings of being disconnected from other people and can bring about other negative feelings besides, but it need not always be that way. I believe in utilizing platforms such as these to highlight and share stories of kindness, of hope, of the positive things that humankind can do (and does!) when it puts its collective mind to it. If you’d like to join me on this little journey of mine then I’d enjoy the pleasant company! 

On another note, I want to say a really big thank you to everyone who has followed this site to date. Thanks to y’all, Cathedral Grove now has 50 followers! That won’t seem a very large number to some, but it means a ton to me. That’s 50 kind souls who have taken a little bit of time out of their busy day to stop by, to have a read of my words, to leave a like or a comment on something into which I’ve poured a little bit of my heart and soul. So, thank you – really, truly, deeply!

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Happy Thanksgiving! Giving Thanks, Today and Always…

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Here’s wishing all of you a very happy Thanksgiving! 

No matter who you are or where you’re from, I hope your day is filled with joy and gratitude, love and laughter. Whether or not you celebrate Thanksgiving, I hope you’ll find a moment or two to be thankful for the good things in your life, whatever they may be.

What are you most thankful for this Thanksgiving?

For me, well, I am always so profoundly grateful for my amazing parents, for their unconditional love, their positive example, and their understanding. Mom and Dad, I know it’s been difficult for you both at times these past few years, what with my meeting my partner-in-adventure and in so doing becoming an accidental expat. I’m grateful that our connection and our love is strong at any distance. Looking forward to being home in the USA for a bit soon!

I am also incredibly grateful for Nick, my aforementioned partner-in-adventure of over 4 years now. Nick, my dear, your kind heart and generous soul inspire me every day. So looking forward to whatever we might happen to do next!  

I am so very grateful for these things and much, much, much more…but I shall leave it at that for this post.

Until next time!

 

Hello! And Welcome…

Megan here. Many thanks for checking out my little seedling of a site, Cathedral Grove. Let’s go on an adventure, between the pines of possibility!

If you haven’t already, I’d encourage you to take a wander over to our About page to see what sort of posts you can expect in the future. It’s my hope that the site will change and grow for the better with time, so I couldn’t possibly tell you precisely where the path forward will lead. One thing is for sure – there will be bad, tree-related puns.  (Sorry. Not sorry.)

Do you have any ideas for topics you’d like to see explored on Cathedral Grove? Let me know! Comments are always encouraged and alternate views also quite welcome  – but please, share with respect and kindness.

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