We have heard about terrible things going on in the world: the destruction of hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, fires, shootings and deaths, suffering, anger, fear and other emotions that go with such horrors. Many of us are feeling useless right now, considering the tragedy laden news we hear everyday. Sometimes the pain and sadness in the … More Who Needs You?
Feisty: “to be bubbly, energetic, zesty, lively, and scrappy.” So how do we incorporate these qualities into our lives in our senior years? As we age it is so easy to stay home, thinking about the past or about the reasons we never do the things we want to do. My first recommendation is to … More Ten Ways to Be a Feisty Senior
I have been thinking a lot about feelings since I am a very feeling human being. During this Covid Virus Pandemic, we all are experiencing different emotions or feelings. I want to sort out some of the emotions we all may have experienced and give some helpful suggestions. The feelings I have experienced include: isolation; … More Pandemic Sanity
The phoenix was a mythological creature who dates back to Ancient Egypt but its story has been used for symbolism of similar ideas and beliefs in many cultures. The phoenix is usually depicted as a large red and yellow bird who has no male or eggs in many stories. She is destroyed each year with … More A Tale of Two Phoenixes
In 1977 the song “Give a Little Bit of Your Love To Me,” written by Roger Hodgson, was sung by his group Super Tramp. It has been used for Christmas advertisements; sung by the Googoo Dolls; sung in honor of Princess Diana, (since it was one of her favorite songs); and played in movies and … More Give a Little Bit of Your Love
Have you ever had a close friendship with someone but lost touch with them over the years? One of you moves away, gets too busy to write, or even call. You feel sad that all of those memories of shared experiences fade in your memory and evidently theirs too. So after a few years of … More Coincidences?
My thankfulness list continues. I touched on being thankful for friends in my post “Family: Gotta Love ‘Em.” But friends deserve their own spot on the list of “Thankful for…” posts. Truly good friends will listen to each other when one needs to talk and offer suggestions and support, sometimes even after hearing the same … More Thankful For Friends
After my husband’s death ten years ago I was very proud of the sense of confidence I gained from how I could take care of most problems and decisions by myself. If something broke or needed fixing, I looked it up on the internet and when able to do so, fixed it. When something was … More What Dependence?
Today I attended the funeral of my elderly neighbor, Mr. Q. I experienced some thoughts and feelings from his death and funeral that I found at times to be upsetting, surprising and then comforting. Funerals are something I usually avoid when possible. I went to my father in law’s funeral this past year. It was … More A Neighbor’s Death Observed