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”

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”

Tangled, Broken, and Retied

As I examined at knitted scarf I’ve been making this week, I tucked in a couple of stray pieces of yarn. I had run out of yarn in one skein and had begun to work from a new one at one place. I could see where I attached the new yarn and wove in theContinue reading “Tangled, Broken, and Retied”

Childhood Christmases

“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” Norman Vincent Peale A neighbor shared some oranges with me today and that was all it took to send my mind back over seventy years to my childhood. My bus driver would give each of us an orange andContinue reading “Childhood Christmases”