Some people need the strength of Solomon to push the pillars of grief and dysfunction away. And if breaking decorating rules makes people feel better, then I and others like me need to put our bah-humbug opinions on the shelf with the elf
Author Archives: matters of the heart
Lessons From A Beach Pier
It took time, maturity and reflection to realize the lessons given from the pier:
- Solitude is a well-deserved gift to yourself.
- When you fish, you clean the fish. Jobs are sometimes no fun, but we receive the rewards of the labor.
- It doesn’t take a lot of effort to enjoy a day.
- Life often only needs vivid sunshine, glistening water, sturdy pier, fishing pole, and positive attitude.
- Even when you have the basics of life there are still messy fish to be cleaned and prickly splinters that cause pain.
- A calm demeanor and perseverance are the sunshine on our souls.
A Tribute To My Mom
Mother’s Day It’s a convoluted celebration, isn’t it? Many are lucky they can celebrate with their mothers and the healthy relationship they are fortunate to have. For some though, there is grief from no longer having a mom on this earth, and others grieve the loss of children who made them a mom, or thoseContinue reading “A Tribute To My Mom”
Good luck out there with the busyness of celebrating but remember when you look over at your partner you are sharing this day with, don’t make too big of deal about it. Be with someone who makes you feel good about yourself and if that person happens to be just you and a good book, you may learn something important with a well-chosen book, like what Greek Gods represent.
Is it, though, the snow I am wishing for? Or is it the succulence, the mental nourishment.
The memory-making experiences
The no-guilt feeling with slowing down.
Emergence of Christmas
For me, the decorating of our Christmas tree is a spiritual ceremony, which celebrates friendships, travels, and life’s momentous occasions.
Every morning for several years now, I’ve jump-started my day with my much-required-coffee and writing in a gratitude journal all that I am grateful for from the prior day. I believe that almost every day provides some thing or things to reflect on that I should not take for granted. And starting each day withContinue reading “Thanksgiving Gratitude”
October – Breast Cancer Awareness Month￼
I am an 18-year breast cancer survivor living in suburbs of Charlotte, NC. During the month of October, breast cancer awareness month has been a big deal where I live, in large part because of the Susan G. Komen-Charlotte organization’s events. One of the largest events in Charlotte has been the 5k held on theContinue reading “October – Breast Cancer Awareness Month￼”
The heat of the south’s summer is subsiding where I live in a suburb of Charlotte, NC. I’m anticipating a calmer, cooler fall that encourages getting outside more and observing tree leaves turning to their fall-preferred-colors of yellow, orange, or cranberry. This fall solstice date seems to beckon me to take a deep breath andContinue reading “Fall Solstice”