The other day was a rotten day. A no-good, negative, lousy day. A day where situations came at me with no warning and knocked the wind right out of my sails. Try as I might, it took most of the day before my “ship” was once more afloat and not taking on more water. So,… Continue reading Creating Happiness…for Others
Recently, I lost an earring. It wasn’t part of an expensive set like gold hoops or diamond studs, nonetheless, they were my everyday favourite, go-to pair. A pair of dream catcher earrings. I had put them on before going out-of-town that morning. And, I convinced myself I lost them somehow after coming home. I had… Continue reading Seek, and You Shall Find!
My hubby and I just returned from an early September camping trip. Having camped together for 35 years, here are some tips we gathered through experience. 1) It will always rain when setting up or packing up for home. Accept it and carry on. It’s beyond your control. 2) Something will be forgotten. Just to… Continue reading Top Ten Camping Tips!
While I’ve always enjoyed discovering new treasures at yard sales, an early spring experience was like no other. I’d pulled up to the home with the miniature Yard Sale sign. No treasures lined the driveway, however two people perused items in a tiny portion of the garage. Nothing was ticketed with a price. A plus-sized… Continue reading A Yard Sale Adventure!
I paid little attention to the older man as I laced up my inline skates, in the parking lot adjacent to the Ganatchio Trail. I’m pretty slow at it. If I’d been in figure skating or hockey as a youth, I’d probably be saving time these days. I timed it once…it takes me six minutes.… Continue reading A Nutty Tale!
How does one cope with natural disasters of the worst kind? Or of being surrounded by the threat of violence? Well, I can only speak for myself…I focus on the beauty around me: flowers! When I ventured to Haiti with a team after the earthquake struck there, we traveled through roads cut through mountainsides. Boulders… Continue reading Handling Stress…Beautifully!
My sister and I decided to check out a crowded antique store in Chatham. Not really an antique store, more a second-hand shop of what I call ‘treasures’ waiting to be found. A middle-aged woman, reeking of tobacco, brushed by us—it was too crowded to be concerned about personal space—and informed us that the owner… Continue reading Second-Hand Store Shopping!