While walking with my daughter through a medical office building, I spotted something bright pink, about two inches tall, near the entrance. Was it a piece of litter? Nope! It was a painted rock with a funny face with Bear Hugs written on it. It brought a smile to my face instantly. It reminded me… Continue reading Inspiration in Unexpected Places!
It’s funny how a simple remark can lead you to reflect on your life. Last week, my brother-in-law stopped by to visit. As we stood in the driveway, he pointed to a large bed of Cosmos flowers still standing on the first day of November. “I see you’re one of those gardeners who lets their… Continue reading Keep Hope Alive!
Just a quick phone pic on my way into the Chatham courthouse. I was struck by how the bold weeds were free to grow among the beautiful tulips. Like the weeds of society mingling with the good people in the courthouse, until tended by a master gardener. “Flowers grow out of love and kindness. … Continue reading Thousand Word Thursdays #132
Everyone in our neighbourhood received a letter last fall informing us that fibre optic cable for high-speed internet would be installed sometime in the future. We had to give consent before our lawns would be dug up for its installation. Of course, I agreed but I added to my reply email, “Please don’t dig up… Continue reading In My Path!
Oh, I had big plans for today! I planned to give my home a thorough spring cleaning, so it looked straight out of the pages of a magazine. I planned to pay the bills and organize the little stacks of paper cluttering the kitchen table, the dining room table, and my desk. My growing stack… Continue reading Good for the Soul!
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!
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!
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
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!
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