Give thanks for unknown blessings that are already on their way. ~ Native American prayer
Blessings I know about.
The love of family.
The love of friends both near and far.
My sweet dog Ginny.
My good health.
My warm house.
The unknown blessings will be a joy unexpected.
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I felt it shelter to speak to you. ~Emily Dickinson
Thank you, my friends, for your kind and loving words at the death of my daughter-in-law.
I read them all and was comforted by them.
They were a shelter, a safe place to grieve.
Thank you for being with me.
Fall in Portland, Oregon Photo Lori Greer in Portland
That’s what priests say when a person is departing.
Continue reading “Traveling Mercies”
I am currently the daily caretaker for my terminally-ill daughter in law.
She is at home in hospice care.
Our days go on mostly unchanged.
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Continue reading “Tuesday, 9.24.2019”
Yesterday’s meeting of our bookclub left me feeling wonderful.
Continue reading “It’s all good…”
The pop up on my smartphone was timely.
“Reach out to a friend” was the reminder from Google that I programmed a few months ago. Continue reading “A Google Prompt”
Tragedy and I are old friends.
I have dealt with tragedy before.
This is what I know.
It is hard everytime.
The road may be different but pain always shows its face.
People can be wonderful.
People can be cruel.
People can be clueless.
Continue reading “Thoughts…”
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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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”
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”
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.
Flowers from Carole. Candles from a boutique in Florence, Alabama. ~Photo Lori Greer
Continue reading “Faith Family Friends”