“What’s the difference between ice-cream and gelato?”, asked my sister. The waitress took a furtive look around, and whispered, “Do you want to know what the owner says?” My sister and I quickly nodded. The waitress continued, “The difference is gelato has less ice and is over-priced!” My 91-year-old mom, my sister and I had… Continue reading Birthday Gelato!
We all know pets contribute to our happiness. The unconditional love of a dog greeting you upon your arrival home feels like a million bucks. But, would you give up your pet for its happiness? My friend did just that… About a year after I’d made my acquaintance with Helen, she asked for a small… Continue reading For the Love of Sonny!
Halloween’s my favourite holiday. No turkey to cook. No presents to exchange. Just eat candy and have fun dressing up! This year, I’ve been working through some struggles and wasn’t in the mood to decorate the house and yard. I did it anyway. Can’t let life’s battles steal my joy of Halloween. No way! I… Continue reading Oh, Mr. Bones!
Valuable life lessons were demonstrated in a garden last Monday. 1200 pounds of brick edging had been dropped off in my driveway by the Home Depot delivery truck. I was eager to start my project. I planned to replace the naughty black landscape edging that kept heaving itself out of the ground. I had grown… Continue reading Lessons Learned from Bricks!
Heather is fairly new to the shelter. She’s a striking, beautiful woman. However, she walks very stiffly due to pain. She received her shoes from the shelter. What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? “It used to be shelter. I was staying at the shelter for women on Bridge Street.… Continue reading Their Shoes- #24
Dead silence. Followed by gasps of shock from the group surrounding my husband, Guy. As Guy was leaving the coffee shop, someone flicked the lights on and off. We’ve all heard flashing lights can trigger seizures in certain people. Guy called out,” Seizure later!” My hubby is quick to be witty. That’s just him. The problem was… Continue reading Lemons of Life
Stress is a fact of life. Things don’t go always go “our way”. Bad things do happen to good people. But, what can we do when it’s beyond our control? If Plan “A” quickly turned to Plan ”EF”, for Epic Fail, look to see if damage control can be done. A cool head prevails. Take… Continue reading Soar Like A …Pigeon!
New Year’s Resolutions. In one year and out the other, right? The only goal I’m making is to keep dreaming big. Life is busy. Work, family and day-to-day life can get into the way of dreams and goals. Dream big anyways. What really do you have to lose? Listen to friends’ advice about what dreams… Continue reading Resolve to Dream Big!
34 years of marriage on Nov. 6 and holding. “Only 33 more years to go!”, my hubby, Guy, teased me. Holding hands still and holding each other up, through the tough times. Rejoicing with the good times. There’s no one else I’d rather have by my side. Mom and Dad were married 67 years. Might… Continue reading Thirty-Three Years To Go!
“I want you to do this. Every morning before you get out of bed, do this.” My family doctor offered his wisdom on how to deal with stressors in my life. Stress over things I couldn’t change. Stress ate at me. You’d think I’d be thin by now but actually the cortisol from being… Continue reading One Sure-Fire Trick!