Stories to inspire love, kindness and giving back.
A cup of imperfection, a tablespoon of laugher, and a pinch of debate – my family recipe for Thanksgiving
While I won’t be celebrating Thanksgiving as I did in the past, I sure have a lot of material to pull out of my memory banks. The memories feed my soul and make me feel joyful even when they were well shall I admit, less than perfect. When I grew up, my mom, a young…
Covid-19 Miracle Story
You begin to see the marvelous connections and invisible threads that connect you from one person to the another. – Squire Rushnell, Divine Alignment It’s April 2020 and Covid-19 has hit. The world changes and turns us upside down. I’m almost finished writing my autobiography. Or at least I believe I am. It’s about my…
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Music and its powerful magic
Music has an incredible way of engaging our memory mechanisms. I’ve seen this time and time again during my visits with seniors struggling with dementia. Even seniors in the most cationic of states, react. Often lip synching to the music, there is almost always a positive response. Music is probably the greatest gift to mankind.…
Model kindness. They will learn.
Around 2008, I found myself laid off from a large mortgage company after 16 years of employment. A single mom with a lot of debt and a lot of worry, I decided to visit seniors living in a nearby assisted living home. Why? I had time. I had no excuses. And I was a marvelous…
Making an impact
We positively touch thousands of people throughout our lifetime. People we may not remember. People we met only once. People we loved, lost or possibly couldn’t stand. People who remember us for something we said or did. Think about that. Think about the power you have to transform someone’s life, to give someone hope, to…
Nostalgia a sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations. Nostalgia. It’s the comfort calling card when we begin aging or when the seasons of life change. It’s the place we visit to reflect and find joy even if it’s long ago and our memories…
In my twenties, my cousin Paul had a nickname for me; Monitor Lady. As you might expect, it’s not a flattering nickname. He called me Monitor Lady because I wanted to control everything and everyone around me. It wasn’t until my later years that I let go of trying to control EVERYTHING. When I realized…
Someone needs you as much as you need them
Sometimes listening to that inner voice is just the medicine we need. For example, last night, I knew I should return an overdue phone call to a childhood neighbor friend. Yet, a voice inside me said, “No, you should call Steve.” Steve is one of those longtime friends who answers the phone with a smile…
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