So far this winter is dark, cold and most of us have had enough of ice and snow and according to the local Groundhog, spring is still far away. I don’t know about you but this past January treated me to some of the worst blues that I have had in years. It could have been the weather or… Read More Groundhog Day. An example of the possibility of kindness in a world desperate for warmth.
Are you there God it’s me Dani. Mom gave me a copy of the new Judy Blume Book, Are you there “God it’s me Margaret” and I just finished reading it. What a really cool book. I was wondering God if you could help me out like you helped out Margaret. Margaret really wanted… Read More Dear God its me Danielle. A breast cancer story.
For those of you who might not be aware I spent my formative years growing up in Africa, and although I’ve been living in Canada for almost 30 years, winter always catches me by surprise. I know it’s coming I change my wardrobe, get my house ready, purchase updated protective gear for my kids, celebrate… Read More Give yourself credit….
I was listening to some vintage or classic rap recently while driving. I know its vintage because my kids love to remind me that anything that I know all the words to is quite dated or as they like to put it Old School. “The Power” a song by the German music group Snap! From their… Read More You have the power…
If I was to ask you: “What would you steal? “Chances are you would likely answer “Nothing, not me!” I am no thief.” This question may prompt one to think about Robert Nixon or robbing a bank or shoplifting. Eating a grape from the super market or not being honest when you get the incorrect change back in your… Read More Are you a crook??
Most of us become quite reflective at this time of year – and for me this year is no exception. As the final hours of 2014 start winding down, I have found a different approach to the yearly tradition of writing down my goals and resolutions that I decided to try last year is making… Read More Resolve to Let Go
I don’t know about you but I have found that I instinctively avoid things that humble me. Things that I know that I am not good at or will look silly doing. I just really don’t want to do or try. Like running, I’m top heavy (big chested) so I really don’t like running. Well that’s not true. I… Read More “True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.” C.S. Lewis
Are you feeling guilty about stuff that is not yours to feel guilty about?? This past weekend my son had a hockey tournament in another town. As we were rushing out the door I got a heads up from one of the other Hockey Moms who had spotted a speed trap and let me know… Read More Officer I did Nothing!!!
When your roots are most firm, your branches steady in the winds, when you are the most prepared that’s when everything changes. Believe me, it’s true. As I watch the leaf pile raked up yesterday blow back across the lawn this morning it is again apparent no matter how much you prepare something unanticipated will… Read More Fall teaches a lesson in Change