It is nothing short of a miracle to witness the lightening of a loved one’s soul. You see pain etched on the lines of their face. The light in their eyes is dimmed. Their shoulders carry an invisible weight only they can feel. Then, slowly, gently or sometimes all at once, their burdens dissapate. The […]

Thankfulness fills my heart.  I am not just looking at my world but I am seeing my world. An oppressive fog has lifted like a veil gently pulled back from a bride’s face.  Joy infuses with the light shining down on my face.  Love seeps into every nuance of a smile, frown, laugh and tear. […]

The road to happiness is filled with many obstacles.  Finding your path and continuing on in light of those obstacles is an achievement unto itself.

It is Veteran’s Day here in the USA.  It is a day to remember all who served in our military and all who lost their lives.  Some look on this day as somber.  A day to morn all we have lost when it comes to, sometimes senseless, violence.  It is not easy to lose someone […]

Yesterday I mentioned perspective in my blog.  Perspective can relate to many different aspects of ones life.  I loved slowing down a little to really appreciate all the different ways I can view my life, my community, my relationships, and my travels. I experienced small children giggling, wind chimes making their music in the breeze, leaves crunching under my feet, the […]

So I decided to work in my back yard this afternoon, like research and writing work, not rake leaves work. So I bundle up, grabbed an old quilt and some paperwork and headed outside (you know outside like where the sun shines). I’ve been so engrossed in my work I didn’t even notice till I […]

It seeps in to your life like a thief in the night, stealing away your time, your ambition, even your drive to achieve.  The growing pressure distracts you from your goals.  The smallest of tasks seems overwhelming. Take a stand!  Do not let this vanquisher of dreams into your life. Banish this scoundrel from your […]

p> It is raining here.  It is a gentle, steady rain.  One that makes you want to curl up under the blankets and read for a while.  It is not the stormy violent rain. It is not the foggy, drizzly rain.  It is gentle, cleansing, even refreshing.  I do not pretend to predict the weather […]

Be one in million! It is no secret, Autumn is my favorite season. Changing colors, cooler temperatures, homey scents wafting through the air, awakens in me my slumbering soul. Traveling far and wide I love coming home to leaves of different vibrant hues. Reminding me of all the unique qualities of our neighbors. Each of […]

Bowling, fishing, biking, skiing, boating, knitting, scrapbooking,….the lists of pastimes could go on and on.  This past weekend I participated in a pastime that I have come to love, Cowboy Action Shooting. I have not talked about this pastime very often in a public forum because I was raised to think quite differently about firearms. […]