Ten words. Just ten words. It hardly seems possible for ten words to have an impact on your happiness compared to the realm of material written on the pursuit of it. Yet, they’ve had a lasting impact for me. I’ve repeated those words three times this week alone. Plus, I’ve felt empowered and at peace… Continue reading Game On!
Feeding frenzy for baby robins. Windsor, Ontario. © Rita Jacques 2017
James obtained his shoes from the Red Apple discount store downtown. His girlfriend was “after him” for months to buy a new pair of shoes. The laces were still fine but the soles were “no good”. With a laugh, he tells me he had “holes in my soles!” What is your biggest struggle with poverty… Continue reading Their Shoes #41
Valuable life lessons were demonstrated in a garden last Monday. 1200 pounds of brick edging had been dropped off in my driveway by the Home Depot delivery truck. I was eager to start my project. I planned to replace the naughty black landscape edging that kept heaving itself out of the ground. I had grown… Continue reading Lessons Learned from Bricks!
Flowers on bridge over Little River. Windsor, Ontario. I’ve always wondered about the story behind the windmill. And, what does the graffiti mean? © Rita Jacques 2017
Dustin received his shoes from a homeless man. What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? “It’s people pissing off. They steal my stuff. Not respectful. There always seems to be a thief around me. I’m constantly having to replace the things I own. Or used to own, anyways.” “Food is a… Continue reading Their Shoes #40
Funny how motivation can be found in unusual places. And, likewise how easily one can become discouraged. Even though I had driven to the pool and changed into my Speedo, I almost decided to go home. I realized I’d forgotten my goggles. A back-up pair was in my gym bag but a voice in my… Continue reading Through Amber Goggles
Buick from the early 1950’s. Baseline Road, Wallaceburg, Ontario. © Rita Jacques 2017
Ryan was barely able to keep his eyes open as he ate his lunch at the homeless shelter. He bought his shoes from his friend recently. What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? “Shelter. I’ve been living on the street on and off for about five years. Sometimes I crash at… Continue reading Their Shoes #39
I don’t think I’ll give up my career as a nurse to become a wedding planner any time soon. But, things went well; great, even! There was never a more joyous bride than my daughter, Giselle. As far as for wedding planning, it all came down to logistics. The mother of the bride—that’d be me—couldn’t… Continue reading Wedding Planning 101