I walked to my mailbox yesterday and saw a package in it. I looked at the Amazon box and wondered what it could be. I couldn’t remember ordering anything, but it was my name and address on the label….hmmmmm. I took it inside and opened it. There was no packing slip or note, just a … Continue reading A Surprise Gift
Did you ever have a blue day? A day when a painful memory resurfaces and you start to slide down the slippery slope of self-pity? Well, that was today! Old feelings creep into the psyche and before you know it, you are sinking into deep waters…..and, no one is hurt by this wallowing but YOU! … Continue reading A Blue Day
Sometimes life brings us wonderful surprises, like it did for the beautiful princess who kissed the frog who because a handsome prince! But, sometimes we ‘kiss the frog,’ and the frog stays a frog. We all try to help others, solve problems, spread love and peace, and sometimes our efforts make a real difference. There … Continue reading Sometimes a frog is just a frog (not a prince)
Another shooting, this time it’s a school in Parkland Florida. There have been many school shootings, just as there have been movie theater shootings, baseball field shootings, concert shootings, and on and on…… I have always gotten a little upset by those who criticize people who send their ‘thoughts and prayers,’ but in a way … Continue reading When is it going to be enough?
Happy National Popcorn Day! Here are my options: I can either stay a hard shelled kernel or I can explode into the world. When hard times come, and they always do, I withdraw, pull into myself and not let anyone in. I become so hardened that change is impossible. Nothing comes in, nothing goes … Continue reading Stay a kernel or pop
Forgiveness is tough. Being hurt by someone we care about causes such deep suffering. It’s hard to put into words the pain that seems to emanate from our core into every cell of our bodies. The truth is that until we forgive, we are trapped, we are controlled, we are imprisoned by the … Continue reading Steps to Forgiveness
At this time of year, we begin to look ahead to spring. It’s been cold in the northeast, and we are ready for some warmer weather. Even though we are in January, the stores are already filled with spring fashion. We tend to look ahead, and that’s fine, because sometimes the present is painful and … Continue reading Coming soon