TIME OF YEAR THURSDAY

It is the time of year when the cold wind blows, bringing in winter snow.             It is the time of year when the shorter days grow dark and the leafless trees stand stoically stark. It is the time of year when those who are homeless fear the cold, wind, and sleet, praying for a place to […]

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Be Somebody’s Blessing

Blessings by the bushels, Blessings by the pound, Blessings that have no sound, Blessing by the hugs we give, Blessings from the heart, Blessing others is the way to start.  I really do not know why I began my story like this, but it felt good to write it, so I did. Tonight, I took a nice walk around my […]

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As I See It

I have been wanting to write this story for some time now but wasn’t quite sure how I should go about it. I thought of different angles and approaches but always seemed to struggle with; what will those reading this short story think. I even looked up to Heaven and prayed for guidance. This story has to be right. It has […]

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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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