I wrote this originally for Candid Slice but thought it is a great story for this day and age. http://www.candidslice.com/cast-your-bread-on-the-waters/ Last week I bought a solar energy powered sunflower to place on my car’s dashboard. It reminded me of the one I had last year. I remembered how seeing it dance as the sun charged its battery … More Cast Your Bread Upon the Waters
Since my retirement I am realizing that my life lost it’s spontaneity somewhere along the way. Now that I have more time on my hands I have begun to consider its demise. Where did my spontaneity go? Has all of the planning I did to make things go more smoothly for my husband, son, and … More Where Did My Spontaneity Go?
My husband and my sons have each experienced a weird number of strange occurrences where paper and their names are concerned. I am not sure exactly who it started with. My first son, M, says it started with my husband’s father not having a middle name and so “none” was entered where his middle name … More The Paper Curse Strikes Again and Again
Some of us grow up hating ourselves, criticizing ourselves for our mistakes, always trying to be perfect, never satisfied with ourselves. Then there are some who seem very confident and exhibit an air of satisfaction with themselves. Childhood Onward Our self view is a product of a multitude of factors. Beginning with our parents we learn that … More Don’t Be So Critical of Yourself
After my husband’s death eight years ago I was very proud of the sense of confidence I gained from what I could take care of 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 wrong with the car … More What is Dependence?
My apologies! Somehow I published a draft of this post instead of the final post. The ending was the most important part. Have you ever felt love, joy or comfort from touching something soft. The sensations we receive from softness can cause a variety of responses and feelings. But love is usually what I think … More Soft Memories
Have you ever had a close friendship with someone but were separated through consequences beyond your control? You move away from each other; get too busy to write or even call or just lose contact with them. You feel sad that all of those memories of shared experiences fade in your memory and evidently theirs … More What Are the Odds?