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”

Joy : Joy

Somewhere along the way I learned that helping others gives me joy.

At no time is this more important than when I am hurting. Continue reading “Joy : Joy”

Kindness

Cards, bath salts, flowers, chocolate, cookies, walks, lunches, notes, phone calls.

Hugs.  Lots of hugs.

Tears shared.***

My family.

My friends.

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Semi-Happy Day

Today was a “semi-happy” day.

I will take that without feeling guilty.***

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Day 10

I woke early to the sound of pouring rain.

I lay in bed for awhile enjoying the sound.

It was lovely, cool and dark.

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Day 9

A beautiful day dawns in Portland, Oregon.

Ginny and I went for a walk.

Then we sat on the patio enjoying the cool morning air.

Our hearts and minds were at MD Anderson. Continue reading “Day 9”

Day 8

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Mabel…the sweetest baby ever!           Photo Lori Greer

Tomorrow is a big day for Mabel.

She takes her first plane trip.

She’s off to Houston and MD Anderson with her Mom and Dad.

Fingers crossed for success for her Mom’s treatment.

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Day 7

The days drag on.

We are seeking a second opinion at MD Anderson.*

A Special Hell

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Day 6

 

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Storm clouds with the sun trying to break through.  Portland, Oregon. Photo by Lori Greer

Hope is being able to see 

That there is light 

Despite all  of the darkness.*

 

Desmond Tutu

 

Prison

I admire John McCain.

I admire Nelson Mandela.

Imprisoned for years.

Lost years.

Forever changed.

Victorious in the end.

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Attitude

When I first read this statement, I wanted to throw my computer across the room.

“Attitude creates reality.  How you view a situation can have an enormous impact on how you live.

“Some people see setbacks as absolute devastation, whereas others view them as opportunities. At the end of the day, the choice is really up to you.”

Edward T. Creagan, M.D. Mayo Clinic

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