Grateful for the Challenge: #30DaysofThanks 2017

Gratitude is the mother of the virtues. ~ Cicero An icy cold November rain casts its melancholic tune outside my windowpane this afternoon as I ponder my blessings and sip hot tea from an ordinary mug. November is devoted to the #30DaysofThanks challenge, and I’m heeding the call again this year.  If my focus remainsContinue reading “Grateful for the Challenge: #30DaysofThanks 2017”

Lighting the way for those children lost too soon, never forgotten, remaining forever in our hearts #waveoflight2017

“There is, I am convinced, no picture that conveys in all its dreadfulness, a vision of sorrow, despairing, remediless, supreme. If I could paint such a picture, the canvas would show only a woman looking down at her empty arms.” ~ Charlotte Brontë   A flicker of light, a ray shining through, cast out theContinue reading “Lighting the way for those children lost too soon, never forgotten, remaining forever in our hearts #waveoflight2017”

Don’t let the suffering break you

“If you want a love message to be heard, it has got to be sent out. To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.” ~ St. Teresa of Calcutta   Needless, senseless, unbelievably gut-wrenching, horrific suffering defines the week we’ve had in America. I think we can all agree on thatContinue reading “Don’t let the suffering break you”

You are the light of the world

Let there be peace on earth And let it begin with me. ~Seymour Miller & Jill Jackson, “Let There Be Peace on Earth,” 1955   It is a policy of mine to be neutral on this little blog, keeping the stories more about how I overcome my personal struggles, my path to a more peaceful andContinue reading “You are the light of the world”

Grateful, thankful, blessed to be

“I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual. It is surprising how contented one can be with nothing definite – only a sense of existence. Well, anything for variety. I am ready to try this for the next ten thousand years, and exhaust it. How sweet to think of! myContinue reading “Grateful, thankful, blessed to be”