Unlikely angels #1000speak

Forgiveness is complex and this post from the heart revealed a thoughtful nugget about compassion and forgiveness. I hope you enjoy it.

The Silent Eye

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Four days after my son was attacked and left in a coma in a hospital over a hundred miles away, we had a major water leak. It was our second trip home to bathe, change and comfort the rest of the family, and the leak was the last thing we needed. I had all but screamed down the phone to get help, desperate to get away, back on the road south. By the time there was a knock on the door, I was wound as tight as a spring.

The plumber was huge, a veritable giant of a man… a Rastafarian, who seemed to fill the entire doorway. He came in and set to work lifting floorboards. It would not be a quick job. I sat at the computer, trying to update everyone who was seeking news…and there were many. Messages, prayers and kindness were pouring in from all over…

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Note to Self – A Guide to Self Preservation in my Senior Years

Lynn’s thoughtful letter captures the heart of aging gracefully. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Life After 50

Often, we read about people writing to their younger selves, sharing advice they wish they had known in their earlier years.  This is done in the hopes that another younger person may read it & benefit from this sage advice.  An attempt to somehow lessen the stress & self-doubt a younger person feels as they move forward in life.

This got me to thinking.

At the age of 54, based on my life experience to date, what advice would I deliver to myself in my senior years?  If I had the chance to have a conversation with my older self, what nuggets of knowledge would I feel it necessary to share?

Hopefully one of my kids will have tucked this away in a safe place, waiting for the appropriate time to present me with my own words of advice.  Lord knows, I won’t be able to find it anywhere & I…

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Enchantress Reveals Country Secrets

Dor, from Virginia Views – Country Living for Beginners wrote last week that my post ‘Dab or Not to Dab’ had inspired her to write about the cologne she only dares to ware in the winter. Her post was delightful and funny. I wanted to share it here. Please enjoy ‘Enchantress Reveals Country Secrets’.

Virginia Views

Lenoir,_Charles-Amable_-_Elegant_LadyIn the old days it was said  a lady was not completely a lady unless she drifted around casting her own personal scent.

Perfumes are still globally hot items of course, even though ladies do not usually “drift” anymore and maybe they don’t even trail their favorite scents behind them.

I just read a fascinating story from Kate’s blog,  Lady in Transition, who wrote To Dab or Not to Dab, about the reason she often opts not to dab her favorite aroma.  It has to do with allergies.

Who knew there were so many additives in perfumes and colognes?   And even though suffocated in the presence of over-dabbed damsels, I was not aware of the severe allergies to manufactured aromas prevalent in today’s society.

Kate’s fascinating story got me thinking about other reasons “to dab or not to dab.”

You see, since moving to the Shenandoah Valley…

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