What exactly is gratitude?
Oxford’s dictionary says, “Gratitude is the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.”
When I see “readiness to show appreciation” my immediate response is Continue reading “Gratitude”
Last month, I experienced many emotions in seeing a new ad that was out by Cineplex; “Lily & the Snowman”. It gave me much fodder for thought.
In seeing it I said, “Oh my, is that ever beautiful!” my heartstrings were pulled and tears welled up in my eyes. I loved it so much I shared it on my wall.
Noticing a strange feeling in Continue reading “Codependency… the Silence of Self”
The subject of last weeks life writing series was “Broken”.
During an exercise, we received a picture of a vase that looked like a puzzle. We then were asked, “What has been broken in your life?” and had to Continue reading “Broken”
For the past several weeks when contemplating on things to write about, a particular subject kept popping up for me and I kept putting it on the back burner. With the events of the past week, I feel compelled to sit down now with pen to paper.
Many of you know of my Continue reading “Addiction… the loss of control”
“What are you going to be when you grow up?” I am sure many of you all remember that question when you were little; a question, which became very difficult for me to Continue reading “Who Am I?”
We all have them; people who irritate us.
You know who I am talking about; people who seem to get under your skin and bug the hell out of you. Being around them is draining, so we avoid if we can, but you find there are Continue reading “Be True to Yourself”
This time of year brings back so many memories.
It was a huge turning point in my life 6 years ago.
So many things have transpired since then; so many things I could possibly write about.
My thoughts are many as they whirl in my head, sometimes it is difficult to concentrate on just one, so I write sporadically on many topics.
While musing through some old writings, I came Continue reading “Reason for Everything…”
Five years ago while stopping into the hospital gift shop, I came across a small flat rock with an inscription “Laughter is the best Medicine”. I smiled at the etched words, for I knew just how important the advice was.
Laughter has always played a huge part in my life. To have a bit of fun, to smile or to give a smile seemed to bring joy to me. I am sure many have heard me behind closed doors with my boisterous cackle. Cackle? Yes… I remember one time going for a drive with a girlfriend and we got to giggling so Continue reading “Drop a Pebble…”
The past few weeks I have been taking a 10-week life writing series. Each week we delve into various parts of our life by journaling. Writing down memories evokes such emotion. It has proven to be very therapeutic for me thus far.
This week’s topic being “My Body”, I found it very ironic how Continue reading “I Started a Joke…”
This morning when signing into Facebook I came across a post I felt compelled to comment on.
It was a photo of an overweight Continue reading “Bullying, it’s just Wrong”