TODAY’S FEATURED POST

Them’s the Breaks…

Well, I was really lucky for a long time wasn’t I? I have fallen down a lot in my life. I am a darter and have historically moved before I thought. It didn’t matter when I was younger - on the road, in the middle of the street, in the kitchen or off the couch - down I would go. I would laugh apologetically if I was in public, brush myself off, and continue on my way. The older I got the more falls felt like slo-mo with time to think, “This is gonna hurt.“ Since my stroke 4 years ago I am more thoughtful about movement. I have only had three bad falls in that time. I guess I knew that the third time might be different. But I was standing on my past laurels and when the EMT said that he didn’t think my leg was broken I agreed (maybe it … [Read More...]

LIFE, LOVE AND PARENTING

The Women I Like

Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart. Eleanor Roosevelt I have re-published posts before, but I haven’t always added to them. Somehow, though, I felt some invitations were necessary. It’s been many years since I have had my “Women I Like” party.  […]

A River of Grief

“Nothing that grieves us can be called little: by the eternal laws of proportion a child’s loss of a doll and a king’s loss of a crown are events of the same size.”        Mark Twain “No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.”                                                                       C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed Sorrow is masterful at […]

Tragedy Lives On

My heart is still breaking. Perhaps not breaking, but crumbling. Since our friends’ failed death pact two months ago, not a day goes by that I don’t think of her and wish I could tell her something. I have a question I want to ask him. Then I realize again that she is gone and […]

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MY LIFE CLASS

My journey into the New Year

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”   Lao Tzu Let this wonderful thought take me into the New Year. Our culture teaches us that what we do is important.  Labels matter.  Our position, our education, our accomplishments are what jockey us into position for a rewarding life.  After […]

Being Enough

“If my aim is to prove that I am ‘enough’ the project goes on to infinity – because the battle was already lost on the day I conceded the issue was debatable.” Nathaniel Branden in The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem. Of course, I haven’t finished the book because it got me thinking… about the difference between […]

Working My Way Through

It’s easy for me to delude myself.  After all, I don’t know what I don’t know.  And I don’t recognize my behavior when it is so common to me that it strikes no strident note. Most of my less-than-admirable behaviors just work themselves through my hours and days without my notice.  They form themselves into […]

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FORM LETTERS

Welcome to My World of Letters

Many of you are looking for a specific letter for ideas to help you write to someone you love. You are welcome to take what you need from this site for your personal use. But here’s the deal. You can do it yourself.  Go to the top of the main blog page or click here […]

Traveling with Grief

I’m duplicating this from my Mexican blog. I posted this three years ago today. I have learned through the years that bad news has a greater dimension when I receive it in a foreign country. I am a long way from home. There are people who “love” me – but do they really? Or are […]

Be Who You Are

“Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.”James Baldwin Dear One, I hear you. And I see that you want to tuck into your place of safety and pull the comfy walls around you. Having a nest is a good thing. Having a hidey-hole can be […]

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YOU MIGHT WANT TO KNOW…

A Day at the Pool

Exercise has changed for me since my stroke four years ago. I thought it would be interesting to write about a normal occurrence now. It will give insight into the day-to-day workings of my life. It’s important to me to go to the YMCA. Water aerobics does a lot for my sense of well-being. And […]

The Women I Like

Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart. Eleanor Roosevelt I have re-published posts before, but I haven’t always added to them. Somehow, though, I felt some invitations were necessary. It’s been many years since I have had my “Women I Like” party.  […]

Easter

Repost from April, 2015 Easter holds so many memories for me. But I’ve written about those before… And Easter brings up so many thoughts about faith. But I’ve written about those before, too… Nowadays I resist attending most church services. Maybe it’s the itsy-bitsy shame from my upbringing about being a twice-a-year Christian. (I have […]

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