Thankfulness for Tiny Breaks

“Rest and be thankful.” ~ William Wordsworth   Three days ago, I had the pleasure of celebrating another 40-something birthday for which I am glad. My husband and children showered me with their love and attention, and I was thrilled to be surprised by a few handwritten cards in the mail from dear friends. ToContinue reading “Thankfulness for Tiny Breaks”

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Expressing Gratitude for Unfailing Friendship

The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship. ~William Blake   Spending time on the couch this afternoon confiding in a dear friend about the woes and triumphs we face was time well spent. Wise beyond her years, my friend seems to always know what to say in a thoughtful and confident manner.Continue reading “Expressing Gratitude for Unfailing Friendship”

Grateful for Family, Friends, and Faith: Days 8-10 (30 Days of Thanks)

In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. ~ Albert Schweitzer The weekend was full of great and wonderful things, and for this reason, I gladlyContinue reading “Grateful for Family, Friends, and Faith: Days 8-10 (30 Days of Thanks)”

Inner-peace and perspective

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.  ~Mother Teresa Today is a new day and for this, I am glad. Yesterday was equal parts tragedy and healing. The only way I came through it was by the prayers and heartfelt sentiments from my husband andContinue reading “Inner-peace and perspective”

Lamenting Boston

You can never go home again, but the truth is you can never leave home, so it’s all right.  ~Maya Angelou Peace – that was the other name for home.  ~Kathleen Norris It was half-past three and I chose to check my mobile phone to see if I missed a call or text message. Indeed,Continue reading “Lamenting Boston”