Category Archives: Kindness

And the Good News Is

It was one year ago today that I published my most recent blog. It was my birthday, and I was trying to put a light, humorous spin on turning yet another year older. Publicly, I was trying to smile and be … Continue reading

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Embrace the Goodness

This moment—and this one, too—is filled with beauty and hope, love and joy. If you look closely, you will see all that goodness swirling around you in the faces of family and the actions of strangers. If you listen carefully, … Continue reading

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Sticks and Stones and the Danger of Public Nudity

“When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.” ― Winston Churchill A few years back I wrote a blog about the kind words of strangers and acquaintances and how those words often transform a dismal day … Continue reading

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Goldilocks Gets a Buzz … And a Lesson in Tolerance, Too

Once upon a time, a little girl in a little town quietly walked upon a stage in front of a crowd of strangers and bravely relinquished her long, golden ponytail to the snip, snip, snip of the scissors. And then … Continue reading

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I Will Sink Below the Bubbles

“Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” – -Ralph Waldo Emerson I am a morning person.  I always have been and forever will be. … Continue reading

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The Enemy Within Is One Mean Mama

“Mr. Spock, the women on your planet are logical. That’s the only planet in the galaxy that can make that claim.”–Captain Kirk (from Star Trek: The Original Series, “Elaan of Troyius” episode) From the first season of Star Trek, way … Continue reading

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My Sunshine List

Every once in a while I have to pause . . . I have to slow down . . . I have to breathe deeply.  Every once in a while I have to close my eyes to the world’s many … Continue reading

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The Breathings of My Heart

“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.”–William Wordsworth One year ago today I posted my very first blog.  After a considerable amount of debate and self-doubt (and, I’ll admit, an overwhelming amount of FEAR), I finally garnered enough … Continue reading

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Lovin’ Spoonfuls

I am not a hugger–at least, not a relaxed, comfortable one.  I envy those who are, and I fervently wish I could be one of them; I wish I could throw my arms around the world with reckless abandon and squeeze … Continue reading

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Beautiful Women Everywhere

 When I was four years old, I suffered a bad fall from the “monkey bar” of my swing set.  I had been intrigued by the older girl next door who could flip endlessly on her monkey bar, and I was convinced that if … Continue reading

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