Trust: “A firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something.” Miriam Webster Dictionary Who could have imagined? 12 months have passed. Like so many of us, isolation wasn’t my thing. Introspection, empathizing, socializing, creating and helping is my thing. Being in the world is my thing. I had always thrived on pace, forward momemtum, progress, human connection. Quieting of anything was a choice I never really chose, until the tight little ball formed in my chest, the familiar creeping of anxiety, letting me know it was time to slow down and go inward to regroup. … Continue reading The lesson for a lifetime: the year time stood still – 2020
“During my second year of nursing school our professor gave us a quiz. I breezed through the questions until I read the last one: “What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?” Surely this was a … Continue reading Your kindness can change someone’s whole day and your own.
“Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal”. ~ Albert Camus To me the word “normal” is hilarious. Who gets to define “normal”? And what gives the person who defined “normal” the right to be the … Continue reading Chasing watermelons is easy, being “normal” is hard…
“Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength.” ~Unkwown Today, I needed to be like this oak tree. … Continue reading Being and staying strong while feeling powerless…hard but possible.
And more important than you can ever know. I love you. Just a note of thanks to everyone on Mother’s Day and I hope you all had a very special day with both your own mothers and your children if … Continue reading One Last Thought on Mother’s Day…
Finally getting off 24/7 oxygen support: Priceless Congratulations to our precious E, who was told yesterday by her pulmonary doctor that we can take her off oxygen during the days and only use it at night. A huge step for E and for our family. There are no really words to describe how we feel and this is a deeply seeded emotional experience for us as a family so I will not explore these emotions openly today but I will say Hope, Faith, Love, Resilience, and Friendship, Intuition, Prayers, Positive thoughts and An Excellent Medical Team provided the foundation for … Continue reading Hope: Free, Faith: Free, Love: Free,
“Your inside voice, called instincts, is trying to tell you something…use your outside voice to speak up. Just start talking and the words will come…don’t be … Continue reading Hear your inner voice, use your outer voice and know it matters.
“Better to lose count while naming your blessings than to lose your blessings to counting your troubles.” ~Maltbie D. Babcock Today is a gentle reminder for … Continue reading Count your blessings…sometimes we forget how many we have. Today is a good day to remember.
And sometimes all it takes is a quiet ask for help to show great courage. What will be your first step? Continue reading In honor of courage….everyday is a new day. Take a step.