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What Do You Have to Lose?

Our prime time years are often a time of gain: free time for hobbies & travel, autonomy, grandchildren, etc. It can, and often is, also a time when some of us also have begun to lose or are beginning to contemplate the loss of physical health & stamina,...

A Bundle of Joy

Negativity surrounds us. Don’t believe me? Watch 10 minutes of any news program or read a few front-page articles in your favorite newspaper . . . spend a few minutes wandering around in social media . . . chat with a friend . . . and you will be inundated by tales of...

Well! Did You Ever Imagine?

I remember my Southern Baptist grandmother saying, when shocked by something, “Well! Did you ever imagine?” This week, I’m going to ask you a slightly-amended version of that question:      “Well! What DO you imagine?” When you allow yourself to dream, what do you...

Hope

Not too long ago I texted a friend, “I hope my flight won’t be delayed”. Unfortunately, airline personnel had already indicated it probably would be, and I was almost 100% sure that I wouldn’t be in a plane readying for takeoff as scheduled. In truth, the vast...
Gifts

Gifts

The tiny, wrinkled lady sat in an overstuffed chair in the “Gathering Room” of the assisted living facility, surrounded by about 30 people of varying ages. I had stepped out into the hall to give my friend some privacy while an aid helped her change into fresh...