The other day I was shopping at a local store. As I pushed my cart around the corner of an aisle I saw a lady from India squatting on the floor looking for a certain product on the bottom shelf. She sprang up when she saw me as if to get out of my way … More Karma is….
You may or may not have noticed that I haven’t written anything new the last week. There is a reason for that. My heart and mind have been full of sadness for those who have suffered so much from so many different causes. So it was difficult to focus on and choose a topic and … More Where Is The Love?
Dear Reader. During these times there seems to be so many horrible things happening to so many people. People are starving because of cruelty; poverty; loss of jobs, money, possessions, family and/or homes. Hate, dishonesty, greed, revenge, ignorance and hunger for power drive politicians, racists, and terrorists to maim, kill, starve or traumatize innocent people. … More What Can I Do?
I love to capture people’s facial expressions with my camera. One photo I took over 10 years ago always makes me smile. The “subject” was a young woman preparing to dance in a group of other women during the Hindu festival, Diwali, (or Festival of Lights) at a large park near me. Already several groups … More Beauty and Grace
You know the song, “We Are The World?” My condominium building is like a world unto itself. I have thirteen neighbors, some from different cultural heritages. I have to say that everyone of these people in this building have been nothing but kind, generous, friendly and helpful. I am grateful everyday that these people are … More My Neighbors Are the Best!
Bren’e Brown PhD, LMSW is a noted professor, author and speaker on TED Talks. I have listened to two of her TED Talk Videos and is very easy to listen to and speaks in every day language. In this video she answers some questions and shares some methods she has found helpful in dealing with … More Words to Help Us Get Through the Pandemic
With spring now moving along many of us are going to the beach. I always loved the beach. This morning I woke up with an ear-worm. And with it came a flood of memories from a delightful beach trip I took when I was a teenager. When I was almost 16 years old I traveled … More Do You Remember Your First Crush?
I have trouble coping with anger. Generally the most angry I have been has been righteous indignation over mistreatment of someone, some country, or some animal. Growing up in my family we rarely were angry at each other. I remember only two maybe three big arguments my parents had when I was young. While growing … More Anger Can Hide Pain
My dear friend, Morag Noffke wrote this beautiful post. It said many of the things I have said or feel. Maybe her words will touch you as they touched me. The title “The Sacredness of Being.” Sorry I can not copy and paste this. But it is worth the read. https://moragnoffke.wordpress.com/2020/05/09/the-sacredness-of-being/
I didn’t know how the stress was affecting me. … More I Hit The Wall