Kindness 101

I saw this sign when I visited the hospital yesterday.

I loved the sentiment.  So, I took a picture.

I resolved to be mindful and try to “walk in another’s shoes”. Continue reading “Kindness 101”

Fine Tuning

 

Strong social support is one of the keys to happiness and good health. Making an effort to improve relationships with people already in your life is one way to increase your social support.”— Jeanne Graner Krochta, L.P.     Mayo Clinic

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Photo from http://www.pexels.com/Gianne Karla Tolentino

I have an acquaintance whose hobby is collecting “friends”.

She is warm and friendly.  She has amusing conversations.

She flutters from one friend to another.

She undoubtedly has hundreds of Facebook friends.

She finds no lasting joy in friendship, only the excitement of making a new friend.

Or, rather, making an acquaintance.

Continue reading “Fine Tuning”

Tolerance

Portland is a city of diversity.

I see people of different races and different religions wherever I go.

The children are all the same – playing in the parks and stopping to pet Ginny.

The adults welcome me into their homes or their businesses with courtesy and respect.

Continue reading “Tolerance”

Summer Nightfall in Oregon

The Pacific Northwest is one of the most beautiful places in the world.

I am so lucky to live here especially in the summer.

The days are so long now.  It is a gift to enjoy the light.

Especially knowing that the darkness of winter is around the corner.

Continue reading “Summer Nightfall in Oregon”

The Devil and Me

The devil is one of my oldest companions.

When I was a lazy child my Mother would scold me,

“The devil finds work for idle hands!”

So, I dutifully skulked off to my room or anywhere out of her sight.

Or, I found something to do.  Continue reading “The Devil and Me”

Writing

No one ever said writing would be easy.

I have read and heard words of advice and inspiration about writing since I was a teenager.

Many were useful in their own way. Continue reading “Writing”

Faith Family Friends

All of my life I have enjoyed the comfort of my faith, my family, and my friends.

My faith has diminished and grown over the years as I deal with life’s ups and downs.

My family, while not TV family perfect, are there for me.

My friends, although scattered across the world, are there for me.

 

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Flowers from Carole.  Candles from a boutique in Florence, Alabama.  ~Photo Lori Greer

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