Being Thankful!

  I got a flat tire this week. I get them so often that it didn’t even get much up a rise out of me. It’s just something that happens I can’t control so why waste any anger over it? Unfortunately, I drove on the tire, thinking it was “just a little low”, ruined the… Continue reading Being Thankful!

O Christmas Tree!

Designer Christmas trees. We’ve all seen them.  Towering trees boasting one colour of lights, adorned with bows and having every matching ornament hung at precise angles. The trees are a beautiful sight but it’s not what you’ll find in my home. Nope, not at all. This year’s tree is a shortie. You see, the large… Continue reading O Christmas Tree!

Their Shoes #54

Going to mix things up once again…I’m unable to volunteer at the homeless shelter for a few weeks because of commitment to an ongoing family issue.  Let’s take a Mental Health Monday approach… The author—Rita—bought her shoes at Payless a couple of years ago. She abhors shoes and would wear sandals all year long except for… Continue reading Their Shoes #54

Conquering The Road!

I looked ahead and saw  my lane ended soon. Very soon! I sped up to pass the vehicle beside me. Vrooommm! I couldn’t believe I didn’t allow plenty of time for getting my daughter to her driving test. Now, it appeared construction lay ahead. “Giselle, whatever you do on your test, don’t do what I… Continue reading Conquering The Road!

Their Shoes #46

Steve received his shoes from a friend. Steve’s previous pair of shoes were ruined after helping a friend replace a roof. What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? “Shelter! I’m new to Windsor. I “retired” from Kingston after spending 20 years there. Right now, I’m staying with my brother, sister-in-law, and… Continue reading Their Shoes #46

Love a Gardener!

If I’ve learned anything over the years, it’s you can’t be a gardener without being optimistic. A gardener purchases seeds with the hope that sunny days—plus rain—will transform the seeds into the flowers or vegetables depicted on seed packages. Or, we expect the same from seeds collected from last summer’s favourite blooms. One year, I… Continue reading Love a Gardener!

Their Shoes #45

Moe received her shoes from the Bargain Annex. What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? “Shelter and food. If I don’t find a place to live by August 31, me and my son will be homeless. The new landlord doesn’t want people living in the apartment anymore. I can’t find a place! It’s really… Continue reading Their Shoes #45