The Cure for Worrying

Peace and harmony are not always the order of the day and you and I can find many things and people to worry about, without even trying. Those worries just seem to come flocking, with no invitation at all. So, what do we do as an antidote? Constant worry is not a happy state of […]

Sunshine in My Pocket

Sunshine in My Pocket

Have you ever wished you could carry an emergency supply of sunshine in your pocket? You know, just enough to brighten the day when the clouds come? Or, carry some happiness left over from another time, to overcome any wayward feelings of sadness?  This morning is a bright, sunshiny day. A little frost whitens roofs […]

It Was On a Monday

It Was On a Monday

It was on a murky Monday, a  cold, gray beginning to the work week that I sat at my computer, glancing out of the window now and then. Tree branches, black and bare, reached scraggly fingers toward the sky. A flock of blackbirds swooped in and settled on the lawn. They pecked busily at unseen […]

When You Don’t Know What To Do

When you don’t know what to do about any situation, do what you do know. In other words, stay busy!  This morning, snow is stuck on houses and cars, just a little, not much. Not enough to be pretty. The trees are amber and black, grass is rather dreary. In other words, it’s a blah […]

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday!

Happy birthday to all you January babies! You are important people, especially since your birthday starts off a brand new year.  The lovely and fabled garnet is your birthstone. It is said to bring greater confidence and creative thinking to its wearer. In Medieval times, it was thought to be a remedy for some diseases, […]

Oh, oh. See Spot.

Where would I have been without them? Dick and Jane, Baby Sally, Spot, Puff, Mother and Father–they people the paper back books of my first readers and I remember them fondly. They were good friends. “Oh, oh. See Spot. See Puff. Oh, oh.” Such simple little sentences, but leading on to other, bigger, greater things–the […]

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