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

A Growing Tribute

I’ve always loved sunflowers since I was a youngster. The towering yellow flowers make me smile. Dad wouldn’t plant them in the front yard like I requested back then. However, in later years, he always planted a row of sunflowers at the edge of his vegetable garden right up until his last summer. This year,… Continue reading A Growing Tribute

Their Shoes #44

Tia recently received her shoes from the homeless shelter. What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? “Shelter! I’ve just been couch-surfing since I lost my place. I no longer have a place of my own. I rented from my cousin before we, shall I say,  parted our separate ways. My situation changed… Continue reading Their Shoes #44

A Prayer Heard

My Mom was distraught. Her hearing aid was missing. Yup. The newly upgraded edition that had involved several trips to the hearing clinic. Mom had removed it earlier and placed it in her pocket. Werther’s candy wrappers happened to be in her pocket also. When the wrappers were tossed into the garbage, Mom thought the… Continue reading A Prayer Heard