Grace in Small Things No. 987: Roller Derby, a Window Fan, Sleep, Bananas, and a Fresh Bar of Soap

  1. Shanan took me to my first roller derby at Pile O' Bones Derby Club. It looked very painful, I found out that I can get a contact adrenalin high, and I loved it.
  2. The second Bionaire window fan arrived this morning, and now my whole place feels airy and somehow brighter.
  3. I slept for seven hours last night. SEVEN. This hasn't happened in a while, and I feel amazing today.
  4. Bananas. Have I ever hailed the mighty banana before? If not, I should have.
  5. I have a fresh bar of tea tree oil soap to take into the shower with me right now. I am always the one who works away at the hairy slivers so we don't waste any, so a whole bar feels decadent. This isn't sad.

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Elan Morgan

Elan Morgan is a blogger, designer and consultant, and speaker who blogs and works from schmutzie.com, spreads gratitude through the graceinsmallthings.com social network, celebrates quality blogging with the canblogawards.com, and speaks all over. She has been seen in the Globe & Mail, Best Health and Woman's Day magazines, TEDxRegina, and on CBC News and Radio. She believes in and works to grow both personal and professional quality, genuine community, and meaningful content online.

10 Things and a GIF I Liked Enough to Show You: 18–24 June 2016

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  1. Ever feel like you need better words for your feelings? Here are a few to help you out.
  2. Reddit's voting structure supports a prominent far right standpoint.
  3. Can we reclaim a democratic digital future?
  4. Do your customers know what they want? Probably not.
  5. It's too bad that StarWipe is over, because articles like this are SHINY PIECES OF BRILLIANCE.
  6. Facebook thinks text is basically dead, but they're dead wrong.
  7. Engage is Twitter's new app for higher ups to engage with the other higher ups and avoid the rest of us rabble.
  8. I love articles about not being parents, because it's not a much talked or written about experience outside of issues with fertility.
  9. History through the lens of an archived internet would change history.
  10. Alice Bradley read my poem "You Will Be Loved Again" out loud on League of Awkward Unicorns, and I was so touched.

175/365: Painted Toes of Yesteryear

 

I painted my toes
one time to match Oprah's show.
Today, I miss me.


I am writing one poem every day in 2016, and I am using the hashtag #365poems to document my progress.

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Elan Morgan

Elan Morgan is a blogger, designer and consultant, and speaker who blogs and works from schmutzie.com, spreads gratitude through the graceinsmallthings.com social network, celebrates quality blogging with the canblogawards.com, and speaks all over. She has been seen in the Globe & Mail, Best Health and Woman's Day magazines, TEDxRegina, and on CBC News and Radio. She believes in and works to grow both personal and professional quality, genuine community, and meaningful content online.