Spending Time Alone

For most of my life, I hated being alone.  I hated the fear of what was going to return, I hated the fear of not having done enough, or done something wrong.  The uncomfortability of being part of a dysfunctional home was preferable to the fear of not knowing.  Plus, having someone else in the … Continue reading Spending Time Alone

New Life Progressing

Once again, nearly a week goes by and I am just coming back to write another blog.  I did say that this page would follow life, and so it is. Much has happened in the last few weeks.  Since I've starting listening to music again, everything has opened up and my creative passion has come … Continue reading New Life Progressing

Gratitude versus Demand

So my long work weekend is done, and my work week is almost over.  One of the things about my job is that I get to see a lot of people all the time.  Some are regulars, some just stop in, then leave and I never see them again.  But even in those 30 seconds, … Continue reading Gratitude versus Demand

A Memorial for an Angel

A couple of months ago, I wrote a memorial for a friends wife.  While he held her memorial this weekend, I am feeling the loss of another friend, and preparing to help her family say good-bye to her in a few days. The last time I saw Frances was two weeks ago, and I will … Continue reading A Memorial for an Angel

Parenthood Never Ends

Today our youngest turns 18.  He is an amazing kid, and becoming an even more amazing young man.  I am happy to say I'm very proud of him. Birthdays are always a day of reflection for me.  Today, like with all the kids, I find myself looking back over my successes as a parent, and … Continue reading Parenthood Never Ends

Valentine’s Day

Right now it's still morning, for me.  While many of you are already in the process of getting ready to go out to a romantic dinner, or special date with your significant other, in my house, I'm still waking up, and my husband is still asleep. Valentine's Day for us is not a big deal.  … Continue reading Valentine’s Day

Making Change Happen

There is a phrase, "God helps those who help themselves."  It's a simple phrase.  Most people don't really understand it.  As a child, I certainly didn't.  Especially when I would hear people say another common phrase, usually some form of, "I turned it over to God", or "God will take care of it for me".  … Continue reading Making Change Happen

The Spirit of Christmas

Today I want to dedicate my post to those who cannot be with their families and loved ones today.  This post is for those working in medical facilities, emergency services, call centers, stores, military, etc.  But this post is also dedicated to those who may have the day off, but can't be with their loved … Continue reading The Spirit of Christmas

Spiritual Inspiration

Inspiration comes in many forms, and ideas come from many sources.  Many times I find inspiration in conversations with people, in the beauty of a flower or animal that crosses my path, in a simple look.  Inspiration can come from anywhere.  Many times I find myself reminding myself to remember an event that occurred so … Continue reading Spiritual Inspiration

The Most Wonderful Gift

The last couple of days I've been feeling very retrospective, as I always am at this time of year.  I'm certain most of us go through the same thing.  Another year older, and what does it mean?  Also, because the holiday season is here, the new year is coming, and so has the greed. It … Continue reading The Most Wonderful Gift