TERRIFIC TRANQUIL THURSDAY

Today, was a tranquil day. I stayed home and took some time for me. I really needed it. Since my sister’s passing, I have been feeling tired, a little irritable, sad, and lost.  I know what I am experiencing is part of the grieving process; however, I just wished I had some energy.  So today, I read, worked on my […]

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SWEET SKY SATURDAY

This morning, I got up before the crack of dawn, poured a cup of piping hot coffee, then turned on the news. I watched for a few minutes and realized that I didn’t want to start my day with the sadness that was being reported. So, I turned on Christmas movie, put my feet up and indulged myself in sweetness. […]

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Mountains to Climb

Beautiful mountains laced with trees, hide the tears that no one sees. Mountains tall, mountains small, mountains hiding the pain of all. Everyone climbs a mountain each day, feeling stress, fears, loss,and led astray. Don’t forget the dreams that meander like a stream tickling our soul, waiting patiently to play the role. Take one step and then another, the mountain […]

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A Small Still Voice

This evening, as I took my walk around our local track, something or someone spoke to me. No, it was not my husband’s voice or that of the folks walking laps. It was a small still voice that felt like it came from my heart. It is almost as if, my heart had an idea that meandered up to my […]

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Don’t Name the Puppies!

I grew up on a small farm in rural Pennsylvania. Along with a variety of animals, we also had puppies, and from time to time, a few young dogs.  It all started with my dad’s deep love for animals of all kinds; especially the four legged ones that barked. It was not uncommon for Dad to bring home a stray on any given day.His love […]

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February, A Month to Love

February is one of my favorite months of the year.  I love Valentine’s Day. I love sending cards to my family and friends and dipping pretzels in dark chocolate for special surprises.  I love seeing men, women, teens, and children buying beautiful flowers for their loved ones. I love the smiles on the faces of husbands and wives, enjoying a delicious dinner. I love walking into a nursing home with its hallways and doorways, decorated with red and pink hearts. My heart soars when I see the happiness it brings the residents and all those families and friends who visit.  I love seeing school children, decorating a bag or a box, and proudly depositing a card into each one. I love their expressions and laughter at the end of the school day, as they read each card and giggle. I am in love with love. Everything about it.  Valentine’s Day and every day of the year. The other side of the coin….. My heart aches for the number of lonely folks out there whether it is Valentine’s Day or any other day of the year.  I see them when helping at the homeless shelter. I see seniors that are missing their families who have passed on to heaven. I see it in the wife who sits by her husband in the hospital, with no one to lean on.  I see it in the quiet child who has a difficult time making friends.  All of these folks knew love, gave love, […]

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