Choosing to face the world

When I was 16, I worked as a nurse's aid in our local hospital. The head nurses on each floor were responsible for our evaluations. The only thing that I remember about my first written evaluation was the comment, "Mary is over-zealous". I left the meeting feeling pretty good and after work, met my mother… Continue reading Choosing to face the world

Doing “something” really well…pause…

When Jack and I went to Costa Rica last year, one of the many things that we appreciated was the wonderful care taken, with even the smallest detail, at our hotel. We used to look forward to going back to our room to see what the women who cleaned and tidied it daily, would do… Continue reading Doing “something” really well…pause…

Looking for something to love (and the winners of the Mary’s Skin Survival Balm)

My mother and I met for breakfast yesterday. As we were getting ready to leave the restaurant, she said, "These are not all that comfortable (pointing to her shoes) I'm going to look for another pair today." I looked down at her feet. She was wearing sandals. No socks. Even though it was April 2nd,… Continue reading Looking for something to love (and the winners of the Mary’s Skin Survival Balm)