Act 1, Scene 2

The change is subtle, yet always shocking.

One moment, he’s a baby, crawling and squawking for milk. A perfect picture of dependence. It was only a few days ago that I gave birth to him, right?

Then one unexpected day, a step is taken. A precarious, hesitant, definitive step. And from that moment on, the little back seems straighter, stout legs grow firmer. The curtain falls on the infant, and rises to reveal the little boy in the next scene. Continue reading “Act 1, Scene 2”

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Look Into the Mirror

“We class ourselves as branches 
on our family tree, 
each person has a branch 
and each branch has its branches 
growing out of it.” – David Harris

 

The mirror has changed for me.

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5 Tips to Make Your Letter Writing Sound Like “YOU”

“A letter always seemed to me like immortality because it is the mind alone without corporeal friend.”

― Emily Dickinson

Writing can be a challenge. Period.

Writing a letter is personal….and challenging….and personal.

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15 Ideas for Letter Writing

So we’ve been talking about letters this month. They’re wonderful! You should write one! …..Now what?

Feeling stumped on exactly what to write? Here are few ideas to help get your letter writing juices going!

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The Woman With No Name

“When music sounds, all that I was I am” 

– Walter de la Mare

 

Once a month, I go ballroom dancing.

I book the babysitter, pack my tattered shoes into my purse, and shift the van into drive. I leave behind all my various names and titles, and head to the one place where I don’t need them. Whether or not I have a name matters little here. Continue reading “The Woman With No Name”

5 Reasons Why You Should Write A Letter Today

“Letter writing can be seen as a gift because someone has taken his/her time to write and think and express love.” ― Soraya Diase Coffelt

Letters are beautiful, no matter how long or short they may be. They require time and a little effort, but are worth it! I promise. Continue reading “5 Reasons Why You Should Write A Letter Today”

Eucharisteo: The Art of Thankfulness #41-60

Eucharisteo: to be grateful, to feel thankful, to give thanks

I don’t know about you, but most days, I don’t feel all that thankful. Sometimes I simply don’t want to feel thankful. 

So I write them down.

And count them one by one.

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