In my thirty-seven year long nursing career I cared for many patients, many of whom touched my heart ins different ways. One lady who still has a place in my heart was a cancer patient, Ms. Jones. The first time I met her I was so impressed with her indomitable spirit, her sense of humor, … More Gift from a Chemotherapy Patient
Several years ago I experienced a two way blessing with a stranger. I was visiting a young patient and his grandmother in a large hospital. My car had to be parked in a building across the street, where I received a ticket with the time that I parked the car on it. As I walked … More Two Way Blessings
It’s Christmas time. The season when we are focused on giving gifts to all of those who are important in our lives. Ruminations 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 … More Christmas Gift-Giving
This is a great story of what can happen when you listen to that still small voice in your head telling you to help or give something to someone. Several years ago I bought a solar energy powered sunflower for a dollar to place on my car’s dashboard. It reminded me of the … More What Goes Around
During the Christmas season our mailboxes are full of mail asking for donations to help multiple worthy causes. We see the bell ringers with the red pot, asking for donations. Sometimes we feel sad that we can’t donate to them all. Every year I try to pick two or three different ones from the previous … More Cast Your Bread Upon the Waters
I recently heard this story, shared by a lady, I’ll call Jean, who works with animals and has a heart of gold. We were discussing how sometimes giving something small to someone may have a positive impact on their day. Flower Crowns For Daughters Jean, being a creative person and a wonderful mother, played with her daughters and encouraged … More Be a Princess or a Prince!