Shattered Pieces

Have you ever heard a song, smelled a perfume/cologne or seen something that unexpectedly evokes some unwelcomed emotions in you? It can come upon you like a rushing wave, toppling you over at the most inconvenient time. These emotions are like broken glass. Even after you sweep carefully, there may be shattered pieces lying around.Continue reading “Shattered Pieces”

If I Could I Would

If I could, I would protect you from the sadness in your eyes…I know I can never cry your tears. But I would if I could [Regina Belle, 1993]. Don’t you wish you could sometimes? On the last day of classes my students used the prompt ‘If I could, I would…’ to create sentences asContinue reading “If I Could I Would”

Looking Back

The school year just ended, and I’d like to think the lessons learned went both ways. Wherever we are positioned, that’s usually the space where much of our refining takes place. The goal is not to destroy but to stretch us, often to the point of discomfort. Submitting to the process is necessary if weContinue reading “Looking Back”

Never Forget

As seasons change, chapters close, new doors open and fresh new challenges present themselves—we find ourselves prone to forget how we got over in the first place. We quickly lose sight of Who walked us through the last rodeo. I’m sure you’ve noticed that life consists of a series of strategically designed battles. To maintainContinue reading “Never Forget”

Not All Will Believe

This marks the last few days of May. As we move into the coming months, many of us have to make some major decisions. In my previous post, I mentioned that the end of the school year can signify the end of a season and the beginning of another. For some it breeds excitement, othersContinue reading “Not All Will Believe”

Beginning of the End

For the last three and a half years, I have taught real time virtual classes [RTV]. This means from the 2019-2020 school year; I have sat before a computer engaging my students in real time. We had a blast and have indeed built an amazing relationship. We became family. Through the pandemic and beyond we’veContinue reading “Beginning of the End”

You Did It

Here in the eastern US, graduations are in full swing. I see the joy beaming on many faces- graduates and families alike. It makes me want to graduate all over again – if I could do it without going to school. Truthfully, it’s not so much going to school – it’s the tests, homework andContinue reading “You Did It”

Not Only for Himself

Sometime ago my son was looking at some pictures of his childhood and had some questions. He was amazed how the friends he had around him then are all still connected in some ways over 30 years later. He wanted to know the story of the beginnings of ‘his village’. Yesterday, we gathered to celebrateContinue reading “Not Only for Himself”

In My Eyes

This is one of the those weeks. Have you ever had one of those when you need one more of you? Some things can’t be delegated. So here I am squeezing in a few minutes to connect with my WP village and others who take the time to read the reflections of my heart. AsContinue reading “In My Eyes”

This Pain

Many of us might have noticed that some of our millennials and Gen Zs are deliberately opting not to have children. At least, not in their twenties. Their reasons and stories vary. I hear them and no judgement here. However, I’ve lived long enough to see and hear the stories of regrets expressed by seniorsContinue reading “This Pain”