Monthly Archives: August 2013

Tall ships or small ships: either way–just sail

I was thinking about the tall ships that sailed in honor of the country’s Bicentennial in 1976. I was thinking about that because one of my students is studying the Revolutionary War and the subsequent history. I as explaining to … Continue reading

Posted in faith/courage/miracles/hope, Family Life and Issues, Heartwarming or humorous stories, Nature | Tagged , , , , | 8 Comments

Is today a day for picking daisies?

My friend Linda is fighting cancer, once again. No, she isn’t just fighting it, she is determined to give it a knock-out, all the time prevailing with joy, laughter, and optimism. She inspires all who know her, with her zest … Continue reading

Posted in faith/courage/miracles/hope, Health and exercise, Nature, Positive Thinking | Tagged , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Two extraordinary friends

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

Posted in faith/courage/miracles/hope, Family Life and Issues, Friendship | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Have you ever wanted time to stand completely still?

Have you ever been with people for either a special or ordinary event, and you wished that time could stand completely still? This weekend was one of those weekends. Last night I attended the 45th year reunion for my grade … Continue reading

Posted in faith/courage/miracles/hope | 12 Comments

Something from my bucket list: dreams DO come true

Do you have an actual bucket list? Do you have some cherished dreams that would be oh so lovely if they could really come true? I do not have an actual written bucket list. But there are definitely special hopes … Continue reading

Posted in faith/courage/miracles/hope, Family Life and Issues, Friendship, Heartwarming or humorous stories | Tagged , , , , | 11 Comments

Your story and my story

I saw a plaque recently that said “home is where your story begins“. Now that rings true for me, largely because my childhood home was  a happy place to be. My home as an adult is a happy place to … Continue reading

Posted in Bullying, faith/courage/miracles/hope, Family Life and Issues | Tagged , , , , , | 7 Comments

God is attempting to teach me flexibility

Normally when I set up my work schedule, which means which student I tutor when, the schedule remains fairly predictable. So far this year, that has not been the case. As a matter of fact, over the course of the … Continue reading

Posted in faith/courage/miracles/hope, Family Life and Issues | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

What did this past week make you say?

What did this past week make you say>? Did you have some specific goals in mind when the week began? Did you have a list of things to do? If so, was it written or mental? Was it long or … Continue reading

Posted in Family Life and Issues | Tagged , , , | 16 Comments

Throughout my days: I am an etch-a-sketch

Are there things that you “just know” in your heart of hearts? For instance, even if you are in the depths of despair do you somehow know that you are not alone; that you are loved? I eventually remember that … Continue reading

Posted in faith/courage/miracles/hope, Friendship | Tagged , , | 8 Comments

Time is the coin of your life

Time is the coin of your life.  It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent.  Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.”  ~Carl Sandburg~ As my school … Continue reading

Posted in faith/courage/miracles/hope, time management | Tagged , | 2 Comments