The blended aroma of fresh coffee and out-of-the-oven croissants greeted me as I entered my friend’s country kitchen. Jane grabbed her grandmother’s rose patterned fruit bowl off the counter. I picked up the coffee pot and together we headed toward the sunny breakfast nook with its bistro table set for two. “I must tell you... Continue Reading →
Jimmy plopped himself beside the dog cage where the little golden mutt sat with her head hanging down. “Daddy says you won’t come out to play ‘cause you hurt inside,” he said quietly. “I hurt too.” He took a deep breath. “Y’see… I lost my Mommy. Did you lose your Mommy?” he asked, as tears... Continue Reading →
Forgiveness is complex and this post from the heart revealed a thoughtful nugget about compassion and forgiveness. I hope you enjoy it.
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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Forgiveness Nothing is as painful, As unforgiveness to the soul; A heart that’s torn asunder, With forgiveness becomes whole. A single kind word spoken Means more than countless words; The true words, “I forgive you,” Are all that need be heard. To a soul that has been wounded, Like a healing, cooling balm; Forgiveness soothes... Continue Reading →
Aaaachoooo! I imagine we can all relate to the poor miserable man in this Neo Citran commercial. And with the flu season upon us, many of us have had it already or are going through it right now. My heartfelt sympathies to you; the flu can be quite brutal. Wouldn’t it be comforting to have... Continue Reading →
Meet ‘Winnie’. She’s my Pooh Bear. This cute fur-ball has speckles of shiny glitter all over her body and a quirky smile to warm any human’s heart. My son gave her to me years ago. It was his way of reminding me of the special afternoons we’d spent together when he was young. We'd hide... Continue Reading →