Hidden Blessings

If you’ve had hard knocks but are thankful for the bruises, this post is for you. The Powers that Be often showers us with gifts that are so well-concealed that we don’t notice them even if we try. Something may have crushed your hopes for your dream home, but it turns out that the smaller…

Being a Warrior Teddy

You may have tried to extend your hand to feed a little dog, only to end up going to the emergency room because your finger nearly got detached. I don’t need to fill in the blanks. Showing kindness to someone can make you quake a bit. You may get a reaction like this. Compassion puts…

Having a Conviction Backbone

Regrouping after a loss is always a challenge. Most people would rather give up than try.  Why is it difficult to climb over the loss mountain? Your pride gets in the way. The loss of face makes you unwilling to persist. Most of the time, the gravity of the loss is difficult to take in. …

The Good Old Oak

  “It was a mistake,” you said. But the cruel thing was, it felt like the mistake was mine, for trusting you.” ? David Levithan, The Lover’s Dictionary Trust is difficult for anyone to give. As this little quote shows, you feel responsible and foolish when you extend it to the wrong person. To a large effect,…

Under pressure

“Under pressure…..pushing down on me…..” This song by the iconic David Bowie has been ringing in my head for the past few weeks. I am a definite non-fan of pressure. Anyone who has come into contact with me will verify my hate of it. My feelings of resentment start to surface when someone puts me…

Compassion is a rose

Like a budding rose, compassion has yet to grow, but is there. It has a lot of potential.  Trilinea 1 Budding rose The petals wrapped around lost souls Young bloom so warm.  Trilinea 2  Petals yet shut The rose shows the world the beauty Of gentleness.  Triliinea 3 The petals open Each touching souls with tenderness…

The Drum

Life pulses. Its rhythmic beat is constant and dynamic.   The beat varies from one individual to another. We sometimes move along to the beats of others, though we have our own.    Dancing to another person’s tune is necessary when the time is right. That said, we must remember to move to our own…

New Beginnings

Another year has come, with new beginnings. It is an opportunity to make fresh starts, but also brings challenging changes. Changes and overhauls, whether in career or relationships, are awkward. Shifts in family circumstances and job situations can leave you in a tailspin, These new beginnings thrill you. A new year brings new starts and…

Memories are made of this

A new year begins. Memories, many of them pleasant, pack the 2015 that has just passed. 2015 was a year of change. It was a year of adjustment. Grandma had to get used to having less mobility, and navigating roads in a wheelchair. Getting used to becoming s primary caregiver of sorts, without much support,…