Random Acts of Kindness

I looked downwards at the man in the wheelchair. He was staring up towards a high shelf in the grocery store. “May I help you?” “Uh . . . I was hoping to get the medium-sized freezer bags. They’re on sale.” “Hmmm, that looks like a challenge.” For him, it would be impossible. For me,… Continue reading Random Acts of Kindness

Thousand Word Thursdays #148

It’s been a rewarding summer spent raising Monarch butterflies. Twenty butterflies have been born and released into my gardens. Five still to go! The absolute best part has been seeing Monarchs fly around my yard all the time. Check out these pics! Enjoy!   © Rita Jacques 2019 Windsor, Ontario.  

Driveway Flowers!

Caught between a rock and a hard place? In a tough situation? Don’t give up! You’re stronger than you think. Push on through the hard times and your resilience will be a beautiful thing indeed. Don’t believe me? Just look at how these morning glory flowers pushed through the pavement.  Who would suspect a delicate… Continue reading Driveway Flowers!

A Grandmother Overcomes Anxiety

Max Lucado said it best— “How can a person deal with anxiety? You might try what one fellow did. He worried so much that he decided to hire someone to do his worrying for him. He found a man who agreed to be his hired worrier for a salary of $200,000 per year. After the… Continue reading A Grandmother Overcomes Anxiety

Reflections!

On a July camping trip, I was disappointed the plethora of birds seen on a previous trip were absent. Since the water levels were high, the birds had sought shallower water elsewhere. My disappointment in being unable to photograph the birds turned to joy one evening. As I walked over a wooden bridge— I was… Continue reading Reflections!

Are You Listening?

My priest told this joke during his sermon — A man asked his wife what she’d like for her birthday. She told him she’d like to be six again. He thought it over and came up with a wonderful fun-filled day for a six-year-old. He brought his beloved to an amusement park where they went… Continue reading Are You Listening?

Thousand Word Thursdays #143

I was intrigued by the beautiful barn quilts while on a drive to camp recently. Wondering at the story behind them, I researched and learned they commemorate the stories of pioneer women and their families during the War of 1812-1814. There are 100 barn quilts–8′ square murals–on a 65-km route along the Thames River Valley.… Continue reading Thousand Word Thursdays #143