Holidays Are Not Always Happy For Everyone

During the holiday season there is a mixture of varying emotions. There are many who are caught up in the holiday decorations, music, gift giving and receiving , Santa Claus, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Jesus’s birth celebration, and of course New Years Day. Depending on our religious or spiritual preferences many of us love Christmas or … More Holidays Are Not Always Happy For Everyone

Christmas Gift-Giving

It’s Christmas time. The season when we are focused on giving gifts to all of those who are important in our lives. But do we ever stop to examine our feelings about gift giving or even about how we feel about receiving presents? What emotions or memories are stirred from the past by the Christmas … More Christmas Gift-Giving

How Can I Help?

I am a very positive person; I try to see the good in bad situations when possible. Many times in the past I was accused of “looking at the world through rose colored glasses.” Yes, in all honesty I was and try to be an optimist. Now that I am a senior citizen I have … More How Can I Help?

Thankful for Children

(This post was written several years ago. Isaac is continuing to grow and enjoy life.) I want to express thanks for people, stories, and incidents that have inspired or impacted my life in a positive way. My niece once posted the question, “What inspires you?” My mind was barraged with a number of different inspirational … More Thankful for Children