Sorry You Missed Me Yesterday…

  “Persistence and resilience only come from having been given the chance to work through difficult problems.” ~ Gever Tulley I was intending to blog yesterday, and then I couldn’t. Early on Monday morning I was strapped into a heart monitor and holder for twenty-four hours, and while I was wired I had to stay […]

Find Your Grit

“I learned a lesson I’d never forget. The lesson was that, when you have setbacks and failures, you can’t overreact to them.” ~ Angela Duckworth I’m off to the doctor today. And tomorrow. And Monday. And more after that. Many different specialists, all with their own opinions. I know I’m not going to like some of […]

Grace In Plain Sight

“Un-winged and naked, sorrow surrenders its crown to a throne called grace.” ~ Aberjhani   You may have noticed that I’ve been uncommonly quiet here on my blog this past few weeks. Those of you who’ve known me for a while will also know that if I’m ever quiet it is always for good reason. […]

Requiem For These Passing Moments

“Every one of us is losing something precious to us. Lost opportunities, lost possibilities, feelings we can never get back again. That’s part of what it means to be alive.” ~ Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore “It all goes away. Eventually, everything goes away.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love   Sometimes, life is […]

For When It’s Hard To Be Grateful…

“But that was life: Nobody got a guided tour to their own theme park. You had to hop on the rides as they presented themselves, never knowing whether you would like the one you were in line for…or if the bastard was going to make you throw up your corn dog and your cotton candy […]

On Overcoming Obstacles

“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” ~ Calvin Coolidge   I have always wanted to […]

Saturday Breakfast

“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.”  ~ Elbert Hubbard I’ll keep this morning’s blog short because I have to dash! I’m meeting my lovely friend Carly for breakfast at one of our favourite inner-city haunts, a cafe attached to a shop full of organic produce and delectable goodies. Of […]

She’ll be Apples…

“Bean finds the best apple in our tree and hands it up to me. “You know what this tastes like when you first bite into it?” she asks.  “No, what?”  “Blue sky.”  “You’re zoomed.”  “You ever eat blue sky?” “No,” I admit.  “Try it sometime,” she says. “It’s apple-flavored.”  ~ Rodman Philbrick, The Last Book in the […]

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