Longing to Belong

Longing to Belong

The feeling or sense of belonging has changed and taken on a deeper meaning in my life today, compared to my younger days. For most of my life I had seen things mostly in negative terms. Everything was serious, heavy, awful. I did not allow myself to get too close to...
What Goes Up . . .

What Goes Up . . .

. . . must come down. That’s the law of gravity. It is also the law of Christmas decorations. Wednesday was the day to take down the tree and put the Christmas decorations away for another year. Both Jackies, Kim, Adele, Marge, Sr. Barb, Candy and Terri pitched in to...
It’s Okay

It’s Okay

It’s okay to make mistakes.It’s okay to be wrong.It’s okay to ageand it’s okay to get old. It’s okay to have wrinkles and thinning hair,dark circles under your eyes and sagging skin.It’s okay to have a heart that beats irregular sometimes,bones that creak and muscles...
Unexpected Changes

Unexpected Changes

“Next week we will be back on a regular schedule.” Or not. Jackie K. jinxed it last week when she proclaimed this week would be returning to a regular five day work week for the first time in a while. That lasted one day. Weather forecasters predicted a wintery mix of...
Christmas Snow

Christmas Snow

The afternoon sun faded early across the little park outside my home. At the far end, shadows falling from bare trees deepened. The cold grew as the sun departed, making the lines of the trees seem even more harsh. Barren dark trees stood out against white banks of...

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