• Gratitude
  • Friday, March 3, 2017

    “No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world. And normally he doesn’t know it.” ~ Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist I wake early, first, while it’s still dark, just the way I like it. The morning silence speaks volumes to me and I listen with […]

  • Reflections
  • Thursday, February 23, 2017

    “Feelings, and feelings, and feelings. Let me try thinking instead.” ~ C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed I have let feelings run the show in recent days despite knowing that’s like putting life on a trajectory toward misery. I’ve known what I need to stop doing, but haven’t. I’ve had some ideas for what would be […]

  • Family
  • Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    “The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.” ~ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart There were many moments of silence as we visited with my mother-in-love yesterday. It was not one of her better days. Still, there was music in the few words she spoke in the moments when her eyes met ours in […]

  • Reflections
  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    “We think sometimes we’re only drawn to the good, but we’re actually drawn to the authentic. We like people who are real more than those who hide their true selves under layers of artificial niceties.” ~ Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Life Lessons I am losing–no, I’ve lost–patience with nonsense. It’s making me cranky, and the fact that I’m […]

  • Reflections
  • Saturday, February 18, 2017

    “This is a wonderful day, I have never seen this one before.” ~ Maya Angelou Lately I feel the weight of life heavy and remind myself this morning that these next twenty-four hours will be wonder filled if I chose to see them that way. Yesterday morning I saw the first crocus in my flower garden […]

  • Gratitude
  • Friday, February 10, 2017

    “Sometimes its not the strength but gentleness that cracks the hardest shells.” ~ Richard Paul Evans, Lost December Yesterday I wrote about the harshness of life; today I consider gentler things. It is my inclination to turn inward when faced with angst and that is where I find myself lately. Solitude and silence have always […]