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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.
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Tag Archives: hope
If you have seen “Fiddler on the Roof” you may recognize the title of this blog post as a line from the movie. It was said by Tevye’s oldest daughter Tseitel’s true love Motel (pronounced “mottle”)Kamzoil the tailor. Now why am … Continue reading
Today many of us will be rushing about. I wanted to share a poem with you today. I hope you like it! Youth ~ by Samuel Ullman Youth is not a time of life–it is a state of mind. It … Continue reading
My magical weekend continued on Sunday. I went to Mass and brunch with some dear, dear old friends (Andi and Jerry). We have been friends since my freshman year of college. For a brief, magical time we ended up in … Continue reading
“Many times a day I realize how much my own life is built on the labours of my fellowmen, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received.” — Albert Einstein … Continue reading
I started this blog a little over two years ago. I started it because a dear friend (Dana) recommended that I do so. She knows that I have always loved to write. I loved it from the time I was … Continue reading
Sunday is palm sunday. I got to thinking about that today. Yes the people waved palm branches as.Jesus rode into Jerusalem. Yes they laid palms down in his path. Those are the outward signs of his arrival. He was, albeit … Continue reading
Bridges help us get across troubled waters. They provide a great view, and can be a little intimidating. Life is like that, too. Here we are, inching closer to Easter. We may be ready to collapse. We may be in … Continue reading
I have to admit, I always loved autumn when I loved in parts of the country that had spectacular autumns. I love the gloriously bright oranges, yellows, and red that make the trees look ablaze with color. I love scuffling … Continue reading
There is a blog/blogger (Terry) I have become acquainted with over the last few months. She is a ray of sunshine, a guiding light, and a FONT of information. She is a gracious, faithfilled lady. Friday she had such an … Continue reading
There have been so many times when I try to inspire my students, especially if they are selling themselves short and limiting their possibilities. For instance if they say “I am no good at math” or “I can’t do word … Continue reading
A friend of mine (Maureen) and I were chatting online. We were talking about when we are going through a difficult time how important it is to have an ally/buddy/friend to help you through things. In many cases those … Continue reading
I was a bit heavy-hearted when I got to Church Saturday evening. The photo above is not my church. It is the church my cousin Danny was married at. My church has an arched area like that behind the altar … Continue reading
Weekly Photo Challenge: Hope. When I think of hope I think of many things. But they all revolve around the ardent belief that: goodness will triumph over evil; that no matter how dark the evening there will be light—from the … Continue reading