Goodbye and Hello

January came, it did its thing and is now leaving. We await and welcome February. Some stats on world population indicated that in 2023, there are approximately 7,974 deaths per day in the US and about 330 per hour. If you are reading this in the US, you were blessed to not be a partContinue reading “Goodbye and Hello”

Lesson Learned

Bloganuary 2023 Day#29 What is a lesson you have learned recently? Life is a unique classroom with a rigorous curriculum designed to build us up and equip us with the tools necessary to navigate life successfully. The intent is not to attain perfection but to do life with grace despite our imperfections. To show upContinue reading “Lesson Learned”

The Green Bench

Times have surely changed. Have you echoed that sentiment recently? I consider myself a confirmed people watcher. This is a hobby of mine, partly because I am so intrigued with human behavior and how we have changed over the decades. Particularly in the ways we socialize. Recently I came across this picture I took ofContinue reading “The Green Bench”

When It’s Over

Seasons, graduations, baby showers, weddings, retirement parties, gray hairs, joint pains and funerals are all reminders that most things in life don’t last forever. There is truly a time for everything. Seasons come and they go. Though we all know this, many of us have a hard time letting go and moving on. Many ofContinue reading “When It’s Over”

The Color Like Me

Bloganuary 2023: Prompt Day #19- What color describes your personality and why? At the end of the Christmas holiday, I got this intense desire to change the color scheme in my bedroom to include yellow. Except for a car, I pretty much love yellow as a color choice for many things. There’s something about yellowContinue reading “The Color Like Me”

It Takes Me Back

Bloganuary 2023 : Day # 16- ‘ Do you have a memory that’s linked to a smell? I don’t think I have a memory that’s linked to any particular smell. However, when it’s hot and rain drops touch dry soil there’s a smell that takes me back to childhood. Sometimes I stand and take aContinue reading “It Takes Me Back”

Forever Changed

Bloganuary 2023 – # 10 ‘Has a book changed your life?’ My answer to this writing prompt is – ‘absolutely!’ I love to read. Admittedly, I was more of an avid reader when I was younger. I’ve always joked that college stole my joy of reading, especially grad school. Reading became a chore that wasContinue reading “Forever Changed”

The Gift of Today

It is said the fear of Friday the 13th [Paraskevidekatriaphobia or friggatriskaidekaphobia] affects approximately 20 million people in America. Many consider Friday to be the most unlucky day of the week and 13 has been deemed a very unlucky number for centuries. Together they form a frightening combination for many. If you’ve ever lived inContinue reading “The Gift of Today”

Kept Safe

On a previous post [BSM] I wrote about a safety feature in my car that alerts me to vehicles in my blind spot and how we relate the concept of blind spots in our lives. There are two other safety features in my car that provide extra guidance and protection on the roads. RSA [Continue reading “Kept Safe”

Rain

Earlier this month I planned on connecting with the Bloganuary community as I really enjoyed the exercise in writing last year. This year I don’t plan to write on prompts daily – I’ll just choose the ones that resonate with me. January 7th, the prompt was to write a poem or story about rain. OnContinue reading “Rain”