My yard looks like a giant carrot cake frosted with cream cheese. Last night the snow fairies dropped white sugar icing all over the limbs of the trees, the grass and the clay mud that is peeking out of a few places where the white is spread thin. Some of the tree branches are coated in clear ice and the sun makes […]
I want to be a buoy. I want to pop up and be a bright spot in the dark, roiling waters. Some people pull us up. Others pull us down…like fishing weights or sinkers. Even buoys can be pulled under if they have enough sinkers tied to them. When people are near me I hope I can find a way to lift them up, even […]
Every sunrise gives us a chance to start over… every sunset a chance to be thankful for another day of life.
I remember, not that long ago, looking up at the sky and sighing at the beauty of a flock of geese gracefully soaring across the blue, wondering where they were going and what they had seen, and in some small way feeling like, in that moment, I could soar too. Then someone told me that […]
In my October 15, 2007 blog I talked about learning how to ride the waves of life challenges instead of kicking against them. And I am learning that the first step in doing this is to accept where I am. I have to be willing to look at the water around me and to say, […]