A Lesson on Empathy Taught by a Bureaucratic Stranger

May. 14, 2020 by

I had a positive interaction with a stranger the other day. With all the social distancing, I’ve found myself not talking to strangers as much. It’s weird. It’s like I can’t even make eye contact. Overall, though, I’m typically nice

From Complaining to Joy in One Little Verse

Apr. 30, 2020 by

It’s time to stop complaining. As a warm spring rain accompanied by windy gusts graces my Thursday, I have already thought of three negatives about the rainy day.   It messes with my walking. My floors get muddy My dog,

If Only There Were Someone Who Could Give Us Hope

Apr. 23, 2020 by

Life keeps chipping away at my hope. This past week, I rushed forward when I should have hit pause. Someone requested an online job interview, and I jumped on it despite the feeling of something not being right. After the

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Not So Fearless in the Face of the Apocalypse

Apr. 9, 2020 by

How’s it going? It’s been 2 ½ weeks since I last blogged, and I’m wondering how all of you are faring in this madness. Are you being fearless? My introverted friends (from what I can tell on FB) seem to

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Taking a Stand in Uncertain Times

Mar. 23, 2020 by

“This is the time to be a warrior.” My friend’s voice came through the phone loud and clear as she pushed me to stop the tears, do the hard thing, and take a stand. It was really an unfair tactic.

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Fighting Fear – the Coronavirus, Rejection, and What Tomorrow Holds

Mar. 13, 2020 by

There seem to be two groups of people right now: the ones who are totally freaking out over the coronavirus covid 19 and those who are shouting at the top of their lungs about how the flu is far worse.

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When You’re Lost Sometimes It Helps Not to Be Alone

Mar. 5, 2020 by

Someone hijacked my GPS.  I don’t have definitive proof of this, but how else would you explain the pushy GPS lady leading me in circles? Literally. Get on the Beltway. Get off the Beltway. Get on the Beltway. Get off

Burn the Ships – Let Go of the Bad Stuff and Move On to Freedom

Feb. 27, 2020 by

I looked at my options and realized I needed to move on—to let it go. It wasn’t easy. It seems we often hold on thinking if we just give something a little bit longer, it will somehow get better. That’s

You Get One Chance to Offer Your First Response

Feb. 20, 2020 by

One chance. We get one chance to offer our first response. One chance to listen well. One first impression, one last day, one opportunity to love in how we react. I’ve heard that even though a person might not remember

Love Forgives You When You Make It Sick

Feb. 14, 2020 by

I’ve been sick for the last few days. At first, I thought it was a cold, and then I jumped to the Coronavirus, and finally I landed on rabies (from my cat bite). However, I seem to have turned the

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