PEACE FROM THE MOURNING DOVE COO

For the last three days, two Mourning Doves have visited me. The first day they meandered on my driveway, sauntering together like a couple enjoying a spring day. On the second day, they explored the yard stopping for a bite to eat at the feeder. Always together, always loving and caring towards each other. Today one sat on the deck […]

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A One In a Million

Today is Administrative Professionals Day. It is a day set aside to honor secretaries, receptionists, and all those who work hard to keep offices running efficiently. This is a story about gratitude, compassion, laughter, and friendship, and a special secretary who brought so much to all who walked into her office. In 1992, I was hired by a local school […]

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Friday, A Day of Lessons

Today is Sunday.  The weather is sunny and slightly spring-like.  The snow is melting, and I am enjoying every minute of it.  As I reflect, on the days leading up to this glorious afternoon, Friday stands out as a day of lessons. It started out like any other day: morning prayers, coffee and breakfast, and catching up on my reading.  But, little did I know what was in store for me, just a few hours later. It all started two years ago when I was asked to help at a funeral luncheon.  Of course, I said yes, and must admit, it was gratifying. In fact, so rewarding, I continued, always ready to answer, yes.  I felt somehow, we ladies, were helping the families by having everything prepared for them, after the sadness of burying their loved one. Sometimes I knew the family, and sometimes I did not. Sometimes the funeral service was held at our church, and sometimes it was not. Friday…….. Another luncheon to prepare for, another family grieving the loss of a loved one. Another family I did not know. On this day, the service was held in our church.  We worked hard to get everything just right, for those joining us for lunch. When we are satisfied with our work, the ladies asked if I wanted to go up to the service but, I was unsure if I should since I did not know the family. But, my dear friends said it would be okay. I was blind……… […]

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