“Thought you’d appreciate these words”

It never ceases to lift me up when I come across random acts of kindness — to have it reaffirmed that there are still a lot of good people who care out in the world. Particularly in these days of nonstop crazy and disturbing news. So I wanted to share a simple, concrete example.

Cait has many professors who have gone above and beyond the call of duty; who value building relationships with and really take the time to get to know their students outside of the classroom.

Cait emailed me an exchange with one of her professors that’s a perfect example of this. But first, a little background. Like most young adults her age, Cait still has no certainty about what […]

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By | 2017-10-08T11:04:31+00:00 October 12th, 2017|.Cait and Me|0 Comments

Warrior-ing

Yep. For all you Game of Throne fans, that is one of the capes, an actual sword (that’s bigger than Cait) and the locale in Northern Ireland, on a typically cold and rainy day.

It’s been an interesting year of travel to far flung places with vastly different points of views and different ways of life.

Cait and I have been having many discussions about how to not just stand up for what you believe, but also take action. How not to fail the moment or yourself. And, most importantly, now not to forget to listen with caring and compassion first, before speaking.

How to act with courage and strength and from the best truth you […]

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By | 2017-03-31T10:54:47+00:00 March 31st, 2017|.Cait and Me|0 Comments

Funny? Not!

There are only two things I’ve asked Cait to refrain from. Permanent piercings and tattoos. So when Cait shared this exchange on Friday, my stomach sank. If you didn’t catch it, look more closely at her nose.

nose ring

She let me stew for 3 hours before she called April Fools!

Funny? Not!

Okay. Maybe just a little. : ) That was a good one.

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By | 2016-10-24T09:56:16+00:00 April 3rd, 2016|.Cait and Me|0 Comments

The Wanderlust Gene

Cait has four long-distance trips (including a semester abroad) in the offing. Even so, I  just got this text from her. A not so subtle hint expressing perennially itchy feet–that I completely understand…

It cracks me up just how not far this apple has fallen from the tree. : )

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By | 2016-10-24T09:56:19+00:00 February 14th, 2016|.Cait and Me|0 Comments

Compliment from God

Just another ordinary text exchange between me and Cait…

compliment-from-god

All joking aside, and even though this kid is probably born-again, that was a pretty great thing for one human being to say to another. Would that we might all take the time to recognize the good in each other and comment on it…

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By | 2016-10-24T09:56:19+00:00 November 19th, 2015|.Cait and Me|0 Comments