Dina L. Relles

writer. editor. curious + common.


August is an ending, a reckoning, a coming to terms with what was and will be.*

1 cleaning your ear with a Q-tip
2 being among your people
3 rediscovering an old CD and still loving the songs on it
4 reviving your vegetarianism
5 havdalah

6 having the village it takes

7 beginning a new book and being instantly hooked
8 John Mellencamp on the radio
9 feeling ageless
10 registering for a Kathy Fish flash workshop
11 an acceptance from a bucket list pub

12 long farewells

13 walking someone home
14 crying in a car ride away from somewhere you love
15 sidewalk chalk
16 reaching the end of the laundry pile

17 a long drive with loud music

18 a good haircut
19 package deliveries
20 family reunions
21 when everyone looks up at the sky at once
22 homemade cards
23 pants that fit perfectly
24 errands in the evening
25 exploring an amusement park through your kids’ eyes
26 chocolate peanut butter ice cream
27 a family hike

28 the start of a new school year

29 a blog redesign
30 this love story
31 nearing inbox zero

*You can read more about my “good things” project and see all prior posts here.

4 thoughts on “august

  1. Lisa says:

    Love your blog!!! Not even sure how I found it – but I am going thru cancer treatment now and your “attitude of gratitude” is exactly how I feel. It’s the little things that are most meaningful!!! I look forward to your posts !
    Thank you !!!

    1. This comment means the world to me, Lisa. I’m so happy you found me here and I’ll be thinking of you & wishing you well…what an inspiring attitude YOU have! Sending you love and strength. xo

    1. Thank you for reading, Ryder! xo

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