Category: hope

Strong Fibers

I have only been scared a handful of times in my life.  Of those, I was only terrified once. I’ve stood up for my family or friends, but I’ve never moved a mountain, led a cause.  I’m not sure one has presented itself to me.  I’m certain I have never sought one out.  I’ve never…

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Morning Coat

There is an owl that lives by my house. I don’t often hear her and I’ve only seen her fly over once, but she’s there.  I’m not sure why I call her “she”, but I always have. Yesterday morning I was up early, it was still dark, moon and stars still out.  It was cold…

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Tattered Hem

What does it mean to remember, to never forget? Past the bumper stickers and the rolling banner on CNN, beyond the theme music. It’s probably different for everyone and I wonder if there are those, still overcome with grief, that wish they could forget. I didn’t lose anyone on 9/11. I know a few distant…

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Off White

I really only pray for one thing. I think what I do is still called praying. I don’t believe in or belong to a particular religion and I don’t read specific books or how-to manuals regarding God or Jesus, or the host of other characters. I don’t go to church or kneel down to pray.…

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School Clothes

Remember who you are.  Work hard and be open to new friends.  Have fun.  I love you very much. Every year, on the first day of school, I put a note in my childrens’ lunch.  My son is a junior in high school and while his note is a very small index card shoved way…

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Amusement Park T-Shirt

Nothing to write today, but it is well past time for a blog post.  I will dig into the word bank and find some inspiration.  The word for this post is…amuse.  Hmm…here we go. Amuse – to find something funny or entertaining. I truly believe I could entertain myself anywhere.  I suppose my blog reflects…

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Eggshell White

There are doves nesting in a planter right by our front door.  We noticed it last week when Operation Spring Clean Up began. If we open the front door the dove flies away and leaves two beautifully perfect eggs in a simple elegant nest right under the light by our door.  So, we don’t open…

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Custom Fit

This is an important video and an even more important issue. The idea that anyone’s babies would feel alone or harm themselves because of something that makes them who they are is heartbreaking. Enough is enough, let people be. If we all tended to our own garden instead of telling others what to do with…

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Smaller Size

“Managing expectations” Last week at work I received an email with this phrase.  It was the person’s way of telling me I was expecting too much and she wanted to make sure she was “managing expectations”.  In normal speak this means, “you are not going to get what you want, so get a grip and…

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