This life we are given seems to become more and more precious the older we get. In some ways it becomes simpler and in some ways more complicated. I’ve lived on this earth for, well soon to be 58 years. At times the years have passed like molasses dripping ever so slowly from the stoic … Continue reading This life…
When is enough….enough? When does giving yourself to others begin to deplete you? When do you begin resenting the help you give to others because it takes so much out of you? When does giving to others start to feel expected, because you’ve always been more then willing to do so? When does the joy … Continue reading Enough
Love, there’s all kinds. Love for your spouse, love for your parents, love for your friends, love for your pets, love for your God, but the love of your child, well that’s a love that is so incredibly complex it transcends words. I love my children to the point of pain. I love my children … Continue reading Love…
Contemplating life tonight. Thinking of the days gone by. Things I’d change, things I regret, things I’m grateful for. There’s a lot to life. A giant jigsaw puzzle composed of the most intricate of pieces. Sometimes those pieces fit perfectly, other times they feel forced and out of alignment. Each day we add or subtract … Continue reading A few words….
I’m not quite sure when this starts to happen. Is it when we reach a certain age? Is it after the loss of a loved one? Is it watching coworkers prepare for retirement? Is it after a health scare? The “this” I’m referring to is looking into the face of our own mortality. This has … Continue reading Reflecting
Tonight my soul is weary… Tonight I weep, for what was, what is, what could have been… Tonight I weep for today, and yesterday… Tonight I beg forgiveness…and vow to do better… Tonight I hold what is dear…near… Tonight I pray for a better tomorrow… Tonight I dream of a life filled with giving, hope, … Continue reading Tonight…
Anxiety, tonight I’m overcome by it. My stomach is in knots. I’m restless. My mind cannot stay focused. I feel as though I may just jump out of my skin. I hate this feeling. What I hate even more is not knowing where it came from. Sometimes I think I may be channeling someone close … Continue reading Anxiety
This too shall pass. We have heard this phrase many times. We know it to be true. Yet when we are in the moment of whatever “this” is, it can be very hard to believe. Loving someone or something is so wonderful. It is an all-encompassing feeling of happiness and warmth. The heart swells … Continue reading This too shall pass….
Another rainy day in New England. The month of April has featured 21 out of 30 days of rain. If the old adage “April showers….” holds true, May will find us with an over abundance of beautiful and colorful flowers. What a lovely thought. Rain does something to the psyche, especially when it occurs on … Continue reading Rainy days and Sundays….
Addiction, the mere word causes my throat to constrict, my heart to palpitate, my eyes to fill. Being an addict is devastating; loving one can be just as disastrous. This story begins approximately 38 years ago. A college freshman, away from home for the first time, meets a local boy in a bar, and is instantly intrigued. His shoulder … Continue reading Addiction