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Margaret Barry Settlement House
I am a perennial optimist
I Am Becoming the Me I Was Born To BeAs I journey through this part of my life I have discovered my next mountain. The key is to be the me I want to be in the world, as my gift back to God.
- To give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul
- Thankful for my husband
- Here we are: Thanksgiving’s coming
- Where were you when our President died?
- Soup: Sweet Potato and some veggies n fruit etcs
- Are you at the edge of a cliff?
- Are you worried?
- Lessons: when and where
- Strength for my journey is always within reach
- The latest news: a math movement
- Which people feed your spirit? What nourishes you?
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Tag Archives: compassion
As we zoom towards Thanksgiving Day, I find myself grateful for so much. I am thankful for my loved ones. I am thankful for my home, my job, my life. I am thankful for my students. “I thank Thee for … Continue reading
I have amazing friends. This particular friend (I will call her R, in case she wants to stay anonymous) is a wonderful woman. She is kind, caring, compassionate, and fair. She is one of those people who looks at both … Continue reading
I am digging my way through multiple projects. At times like that there are definitely times that I get bogged down and overwhelmed. Thus far this week that feeling has not overtaken me. Instead I am feeling more practical and … Continue reading
February 17, 2012 | NEWS This article was in the Arizona Republic the day after Valentine’s Day. I cannot improve on it. Nothing I say or write could possible increase the miraculous beauty of this article. Pool-repair guy’s act of … Continue reading
What’s the longest you’ve ever walked in a single day? Daily post topic 344 Write about what happened, how far you walked, and whether it was by choice, or something happened that forced you to travel differently than you expected. When … Continue reading
Quote by Edith Wharton in Vesalius in Zante “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it”. All my life my mother has chided me to light a candle in the darkness. … Continue reading
I love to read or hear stories about people that have persevered despite odds against them. it gives me hope when I am feeling down and it lightens my heart when I am overly focused on events in my past … Continue reading
What character from a book can’t you stop thinking about?. Atticus Finch is one of the most memorable characters in fiction. He gives me pause. Reading To Kill a Mockingbird or just remembering him makes me stand a little taller. He … Continue reading
Earlier last week I sprained my ankle and my son had a virus. We were focusing all of our energy at that point in getting both of us well by Friday. Why? His college graduation was scheduled for Friday night. … Continue reading
If you could bring one fictional character to life for a day….who would you choose? What would you do for the day? I would choose Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird. I would sit and talk with him about … Continue reading
Topic: If you could have any job….in the world what would it be? I would be an advocate throughout the country for considerate communication. I would try to impress upon people the need for compassionate communication (written, spoken, and body … Continue reading