Stealing Joy

Dear Friend, A few weekends ago, I was extremely cranky. Outside, it was gray, gloomy, and pouring down rain–not exactly the type of weather to pull me out of a bad mood. I didn’t know why I was so miserable. My life was full of many blessings that I was grateful for. Nothing bad hadContinue reading “Stealing Joy”

Overcoming Anxious Thoughts

Dear Friend, In the past, I’d avoid using the copy machine if anyone was near it, because I was afraid of an awkward social interaction. I’d avoid making doctor’s appointments because I was afraid to. I’d get physically ill prior to most social outings, whether it was work or something I’ve been looking forward toContinue reading “Overcoming Anxious Thoughts”

Slumber of the Seasons

Even the sun grows weary, when she shines for far too long, so she pulls the clouds over her tired rays, and releases a tremendous yawn. The wind sings her a lullaby as he rustles through the leaves, of a tree who becomes so drowsy, that she too decides to sleep.  She offers a blanketContinue reading “Slumber of the Seasons”

Nanny’s Kitchen

I remember the September sun diffusing through the blinds, casting light upon the table,  where you taught me long division. Four o’clock and it’s set for supper: Forks on the left, knives on the right, two Flinstone vitamins for Evan and Claire. I remember the patio door,  wedged with a wooden pole, removed when youContinue reading “Nanny’s Kitchen”