This was written when I had sciatica that affected my life in so any ways. I was only able to get out for about two hours at a time because of chronic sciatica and lower back pain. I had been feeling kind of useless and isolated, not being around people every day or two. Imagine … More Listen to Your Instinct
One day I stopped at a sandwich shop where wholesome sandwiches, with a variety of breads, cheeses, and meats, always made delicious meals. The bread is fresh baked there and fills the restaurant with alluring aromas. With that kind of “atmosphere” the employees are always cheerful. That day there was a friendly woman behind the … More More Than Lunch
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
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?
I had just finished getting report on my assigned patients on a different floor from my usual cardiac patient floor. My report was just about finished when my patient — labeled “a difficult patient” — in room 205 requested her pain medicine and her medicine for itching. Pain and itching are not uncommon for a … More She Smiled!
In May of 2014 I sold my home to buy a smaller condominium. After selling my home and using the profit for needed expensive repairs on the old home and making the down payment on my new home there was a nice sum of money left. I was so thankful to God for the extra … More A Series of Miracles
My first son’s early years were started with Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood. Do you remember the words of his song at the beginning of each show? Here is a link to Mr. Rogers singing his song. https://www.misterrogers.org/videos/wont-you-be-my-neighbor/ The last verse’s words evoke much thinking. In case you didn’t watch the video, here is the last verse … More Are You a Good Neighbor?
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 one … More What Goes Around
I disagree with the old saying, “Beauty is only skin deep.” I saw a post on Facebook showing women before their applications of make up. Beside each photo was a photo of them with makeup on. The photos of these same women, without makeup, amazed me. They looked so different and yet beautiful in a … More Beauty is Not Only Skin Deep
I am taking a left turn here in this post compared to all of my previous posts. Excuse me while I get on my soapbox. I may be “preaching to the choir” here but I need to vent. I heard and read on several occasions from various sources that some women write about, or to, … More Who are you?
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