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!
Tim has been a regular client of the shelter. He’s always lending a hand. “I do anything and everything. Whatever is needed. I don’t keep set hours. If I’m here, I help!” Tim received his shoes yesterday from the shelter. What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? “I don’t struggle with… Continue reading Their Shoes #33
We’ve all had rotten days. Days where nothing goes right. Every time something goes wrong, we reinforce it. We tell anyone within earshot, “See? Nothing is going right today! But, what if we focused on what went well? Well, on Thursday, I tried that approach. A day where everything went wonderful… I had planned the… Continue reading A Fantastic Day!
“Just wait; you’ll see for yourself it’s true. If you swim and hit the therapy pool afterwards, you’ll feel like you’re 60 again!” I chuckled at the group of octogenarians in the pool’s locker room. I don’t know how 60 “feels” yet. But, when you’re in your eighties, I’m sure feeling like you’re 60 is… Continue reading Number One Brother: Marty!
Things I learned from entering my first writing contest: 1) I wished I paid more attention to Mrs. McPhee, my grade eight English teacher. No one knew grammar like Mrs. McPhee! 2) Mistakes can be found even on the fortieth re-read. 3) It’s good to review the fine print of the rules earlier than the… Continue reading Top Things I Learned
Graffiti on a garage door by an alley in Windsor, Ontario. © Rita Jacques 2016
Some days you need a reminder of challenges you’ve overcome. Even if it was a minor struggle as a young child. On my desk is a tiny badge with the word “Junior” on it; the “r” no longer visible. It’s a swimming badge earned long ago. It’s nothing big in the grand scheme of things.… Continue reading Mission Accomplished!
“I want you to do this. Every morning before you get out of bed, do this.” My family doctor offered his wisdom on how to deal with stressors in my life. Stress over things I couldn’t change. Stress ate at me. You’d think I’d be thin by now but actually the cortisol from being… Continue reading One Sure-Fire Trick!