Sixty Wishes

What if I were granted sixty wishes, one for every year since I was born? The sun is up; the sky is blue; my feet are free to dance. How could I ever ask for more? God hands us a paint brush, and we paint our lives away, splatters on our pants, but a new

The Little Things Count

We often dismiss the little things in life, but oddly, it is the little things that define our days. It is all the choices we make day in and day out that tell the story of our lives. When we choose the smallest of things that make us happy, it has a ripple effect. The

Best Friends

A walk in the neighborhood may seem like an ordinary thing;  however, to a dog, a walk is an extraordinary affair, an occasion for bliss.  We can learn so much from our pets. They teach us to live in the moment and celebrate life as it is happening. I was not in the mood for

Starting Over

Sometimes, we have to begin again and look at a situation from a totally different perspective;  we may need to start on a fresh page, because a new outlook changes the picture we see. I bought an artificial Christmas tree and we assembled it on the front porch to get a good look at it.

Cabin Music

Sometimes, when we least expect it, God grants us a blessing so profound, it changes our lives. I received such a blessing when I met a dear friend, who shared with me her gift of music. I came to Dianne's cabin in the woods because she was my son's piano teacher. She thought I should

Changing Seasons

Once again, the seasons are changing;  these autumnal days remind us that we are changing too, each and every day. The trees are about to put on their biggest pageant of the year, changing from summer's garb to fall's most exquisite wardrobe. There will be luminous gold leaves to don the trees, magnificent burgundies, the

The Dawn of a New Day

I thank God for this new day! We escaped the wrath of Hurricane Florence and except for a few gray days, we have been so blessed. I pray for those who endured hardship, both during, and after the storm. These storms take a terrible toll. It is always difficult to know who will be hit

Butterfly kisses

It was as if she were a blue angel, at the edge of a green, grassy meadow. The wildflowers were all in bloom; so much to entice the girl in the cornflower dress, eyes always looking everywhere at once. She was one to keep company with a universe of wild, growing things, all tangled up

The Storms of Life

A storm can catch us unaware, sudden lightning and buckets of rain pouring down on us;  the storms of life can come just as quickly, turning our world upside down. The storms blow through when we least expect.  All is well and then like a lightning bolt has struck, we feel powerless. Thank God, we