November 7, 2021: The Courage of Hope
Definition of Hope: NOUN* 1‘I had high hopes of making the Olympic team’ SYNONYMS: aspiration, desire, wish, expectation, ambition, aim, plan, dream, daydream, pipe dream, longing, yearning, craving, hankering 2‘most of us begin married life filled with hope’SYNONYMS: hopefulness, optimism, expectation, expectancy,
Halloween: October 31: The Not So Scary Thing About Kindness
Lately, all we seem to hear about in the news, are distressing events occurring within a society seemingly in a state of chaos. Pandemic statistics, political divisiveness, economic woes, weather disasters, and the negative news goes on. The
October 17, 2021: Celebrating the Little Things
Perfect happiness is a beautiful sunset, the giggle of a grandchild, the first snowfall. It's the little things that make happy moments, not the grand events. Joy comes in sips, not gulps. Sharon Draper The beauty of Autumn in New England
September 19, 2021: Making A Difference
"We can choose to be affected by the world or we can choose to affect the world"-Heidi Wills It seems as if our whole news cycle continues to be filled with dismaying and disturbing stories. Acts of kindness and
December 27, 2020: 2020-The Ride of Our Lives
2020 was a rollercoaster ride whose twists and turns impacted our lives in unprecedented ways; taking us on a journey into unfamiliar and sometimes terrifying places. Although the United States continues to face major challenges with the economy, the
August 9, 2020: Keeping Positive and Sane In A World Going Crazy
I thought 2020 was going to be an absolutely, incredible year for two reasons. One was superstitious, as my lucky number is four (add the 2020 digits together) and the fact that 20/20 meant perfect vision….leading to thoughts of a
May 31, 2020: What’s In A Name?
Only three more carloads to go! Every June, my husband Ron and I begin the transition of packing up our life and moving 6 hours (300 miles) north to our camp on a lake that borders Maine and Canada.
May 3, 2020: Tiny Changes
“Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” ― Mother Teresa As the directive “shelter at home” will be in place for another month, we continue to adjust to the changes in our lives. We’ve settled
April 26, 2020: Planting a Different And/or New Life
We are now entering our fifth week of sheltering at home. Over the past month, like many, we've settled into our "new normal" with our regular routines turned topsy turvy. Face masks and gloves are now part of our
March 29, 2020: Creativity and Hope in Times of Uncertainty.
We’re now weeks into the Covid-19 pandemic which fills our daily news with stories of despair. Our lives have been upturned with schools, stores and work places closed. In response to medical recommendations, many of us are at home to