Several days ago, I found out that someone close to me had betrayed me in a way that quite literally sent me into shock. For hours, my body shook and my heart felt like it would explode. Later that same night, as I tried to sleep but found it impossible…thoughts about the hurtful event felt… Continue reading A visitor bearing gifts
I've been wanting to write this story for a while, and finally I am. I first met Maud Maynard in 2009, but I'd heard about her, and had been briefly introduced to her, in 2002... but I didn't want to have anything to do with her. Not because she wasn't a perfectly nice, possibly interesting… Continue reading goodbye to a limiting way of thinking,…hello to a friend
Years ago, someone in my family got quite angry with me for not acknowledging her daughter's birthday. I remember the feelings of guilt and embarrassment, but it wasn't because I hadn't remembered. I was particularly un-wealthy at that point in my life, and didn't want to just send a card (what 10-year-old is happy to… Continue reading Change: The dance of Life
I was watching a show this morning that highlighted the important events of 2012, but it seemed like so many of the "high-lights" were not high at all, but stories of very unhappy and tragic situations. So I thought, "What better way to celebrate the passing of 2012, and welcome a new year, than to… Continue reading The news of 2012: 100 stories of hope and love
I went upstairs on Saturday afternoon and found Fred peacefully sleeping in what had been Ben's bed. I'd noticed Ben downstairs on the couch, but that they had exchanged places (or more likely, Fred just took over Ben's spot and Ben adjusted accordingly) didn't occur to me until I was taking their pictures. I love… Continue reading “I distinctly remember forgetting that.”
Years ago, I was very good friends with a woman (who I really liked a lot) but she wasn't the first person I'd call when something wonderful happened for me. She struggled with life and so other people's victories or happiness felt unfair, or even like an unkind barb to her. As much as I… Continue reading Friendship, and a Blue Moon Giveaway!
I wrote the other day about our 4th of July plans not going forward as I had hoped: James Taylor concert, picnic on the lawn, with fireworks after at Tanglewood. We didn't make another plan, but on Sunday, friends asked us to come to dinner on the 4th, and said they'd like to do a… Continue reading Flowing along with Life