Welcome to Treasure Hunt.
After being at this location for three years, I’ve moved to a new home.
This blog has a new address. I now have a self-hosted site called Gail B. Hyatt, “because life is a constant treasure hunt.” My new address is GailBHyatt.com.
Come visit me over there, and when you do, it’s very important that you re-subscribe to the blog on that site. The RSS subscriptions that I have from this site will not transfer to the new site.
The box where you can subscribe is in the upper right-hand corner of the Home Page.
Looking forward to connecting with you.
See you at the new place,
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What does flying in an airplane make possible? I’m about to land in Austin. The flight from Dallas to Austin is just under an hour. In the twenty minutes that we could have our computers out, I wrote this blogpost.
The flight from Nashville to Dallas was about two hours. Just enough time to get some significant work done. Continue Reading »
Posted in Personal Growth, Practical Tips, Productivity | Tagged 30000 feet, airline, airplane, creativity, flights, laptop, productivity, thirty thousand feet, working on an airplane | 20 Comments »
As the mother of five daughters, I have had no greater joy than watching my girls grow up into remarkable women. Sure I miss watching them take their first wobbly steps, struggling to master the pedals on a bicycle, and assembling shadow boxes for a 5th grade history project. But watching them grow up and leaving those childhoods behind has been my greatest joy.
Three weeks ago today, Madeline’s (23 year, old daughter #4) boyfriend Shawn was hit by a car while riding his bicycle. It was a hit-and-run accident and he has no memory of it until he woke up in the ambulance. His hip was badly fractured. He had minor spine fractures, numerous cuts and scrapes and a terrible road rash on his hip and leg that was about two feet long. After being hospitalized following major surgery he came to our home to recover. Continue Reading »
Posted in Family, Personal Growth | Tagged adult, adulthood, family, growing up, grown up, mature, maturity, Parenting, personal growth, personal strength, recovering from surgery, sacrifice, selflessness, taking care of others | 30 Comments »
Sunday night. I think it’s my favorite night of the week. Last night Michael and I were sitting in the library. He was working away on his forthcoming book, Platform. He was in the zone. I was catching up on email, blog posts, Facebook, etc. No real agenda. Just reflecting on the past week and planning for the one in front of me.
I love Sunday nights. It’s like a reboot. “Old things are passed away. Behold all things become new.” A brand new week awaits. A week to laugh, to cry, to grow and learn. A week to live.
The past week had been one full of challenges. Continue Reading »
Posted in Experiencing God, Music | Tagged gratitude, Lux Aeterna, Morten Lauridsen, music, relfection, soundtracks, thankfulness | 22 Comments »
I was at a seminar this past weekend where music was used to enhance the different exercises we participated in.
Upbeat, dance music was played while we all entered the room. This got us excited about being there and put us in a real state of expectation about what we were going to learn.
Beautiful, epic, instrumental soundtracks were used as we reflected and wrote thoughts pertaining to our life and our future. Uplifting and positive songs put us in a state of gratitude and plenitude.
I’ve always known it and so have you. Music is power. It influences us all the time. Religious music lifts our hearts to worship. “Emo” music leaves us feeling melancholy and often depressed. Workout music makes us MOVE. Lullabies lull us to sleep.
Music is power. Continue Reading »
Posted in Personal Growth, Practical Tips | Tagged emotional state, emotions, iTunes, iTunes playlists, music, music is power, playlists, power of music | 34 Comments »
Yesterday, the Hyatt’s had to say “good-bye” to Nelson, our velvety-soft, floppy-lipped, forlorn-looking, co-dependent, devoted companion.
I’m still in shock. My eyes well up with tears at the mention of his name.
Four days ago, he got into some trash and did what English Setters are notorious for doing—he ate it. Quite a bit apparently. It was the second time he’d gotten deathly ill from eating trash.
Continue Reading »
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