“And then it happens: One day you discover that staying the same is scary and changing has become your new home.” ― Shannon L. Alder I’ve often been a slow learner, especially on the subject of change. For some people it’s not like that. They find a way to get comfortable with change and make it their permanent home. Like my friend, Mark. Mark’s parents … Continue reading Change as a Permanent Home
“We yearn for continued existence after death, though we don’t know what to do with ourselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.” ~ Robert W. Funk Hmmmmmmmmmm. When Marsha shared this quote with me it stopped me cold in my tracks. I never thought of the “afterlife” quite in those terms, at least not since I was a kid when I thought the afterlife might be … Continue reading How Would YOU Spend Your Afterlife?
When I first heard this Hans Christian Anderson story, I couldn’t have been more than ten. It had been rendered into a children’s play which my mother took us to see. What A Good Man Does Is Always Right ~ A Story by Hans Christian Anderson There was once a very old farmhouse in the country, with a thatched roof, with all sorts of moss … Continue reading Embracing the Unexpected
“It has been said, ‘time heals all wounds.’ I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.” ― Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy The passing of my father-in-law reopened an old wound of mine that had never healed. His death has caused me to relive a moment in … Continue reading The Unclimbable Mountain
“There are no extraordinary individuals , just extraordinary circumstances that ordinary individuals are forced to deal with.“ ~ William Halse I’ve been lucky enough in life to know individuals who lived through extraordinary circumstances and who, because of the way they dealt with them, showed me a thing or two about how to deal with my own. 1962 was a bitter year for me. My father … Continue reading When Life Throws Us the Extraordinary