You’ve Done It Before

“What doesn’t kill you makes a fighter, footsteps even lighter…” Song by Kelly Clarkson You’ve done it before, recovered from a blow, when you thought it the very worst. Yet here you are plodding along, your life isn’t really cursed. Remember the embarrassment in middle school and having to tell your folks? You thought they’Continue reading “You’ve Done It Before”

A Summer of Freedom

On a warm summer evening two weeks ago, As it seemed the pandemic and illness continued to slow, I watched people file into the park with their chairs, Eager for music and mingling and return of the fairs. But even then lurking around the hedges, Was the threat of variants as Dr. Fauci alleges. WeContinue reading “A Summer of Freedom”

Mothers of Varied Types

“The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation.” James E. Faust What sort of mother do you or did you have? There are homebody moms, executive moms, teacher moms and some who seem to do it all–and with grace and efficiency. My mom was a housewife most of herContinue reading “Mothers of Varied Types”

Holding Pattern

You don’t need more time… You just need to DECIDE Seth Godin Do you ever feel like you’re busy, but getting nowhere? I wrote this as I was pondering what to do next. I feel lately like I’m hovering in all areas of my life, There is hope for the pandemic, but still a lotContinue reading “Holding Pattern”

New Year’s Focus

“Happy New Year!” I’ve heard it from many friends and family members, but almost all add,”Hope next year’s better, good riddance to 2020,” or a similar sentiment. No doubt that it has been a difficult year and for many–a terrible year of sickness and loss. I began to think about what I would like toContinue reading “New Year’s Focus”