This Kind of Love

My previous post focused on the love amongst siblings, cousins, aunts, uncles and the likes. There is another kind of love that can hardly be explained. This is the love between a parent and child [ we’ll add the grandmas, grandpas and grandbabies in the mix]. This valentine’s day if you have a parent whoContinue reading “This Kind of Love”

All Kinds of Love

‘How sweet it is to be loved by you’. This sentiment will be shared by many in a few days. This is the season when many plan to celebrate the loves in their lives. It is not uncommon for some to get into a funk for a number of reasons. Often, we reminisce about lostContinue reading “All Kinds of Love”

My Why

Recently one of my students came by my desk to share his current situation. His wife is hospitalized with a very serious condition, and he has a daughter on the autism spectrum who started having seizures. I could sense the weight on his shoulders and the pain in his heart. I asked him if thisContinue reading “My Why”

It is Still You

Reflection is part of my growth and healing process. It helps to keep things in perspective for me. When I wake up with $20 in my bank account, and my bills are paid I certainly have a different outlook. I have learned to put on my garb of gratitude. When I know where my imperfectContinue reading “It is Still You”

Right for Me

Today my high school celebrates its 81st birthday. So much of who I am grew out of my 5 years at this noble institution. Many of the bonds I formed then are still very much a part of my world today. I would do it all over again – maybe this time around, it wouldContinue reading “Right for Me”

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”