Category Archives: Regrets

The Good Ol’ Days?

A Morning in My World, 2015 I awkwardly maneuver my stiff, creaking limbs off the pillow top mattress, and then I stumble to the bathroom counter to insert my contacts so I can see walls and doors before I run into … Continue reading

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A New Year’s Resolution I Can Keep

Like most of you, at the end of every year I spend a lot of time reflecting on the year gone by and at least a few minutes planning for the year ahead. I hope, I dream, I wish, and I … Continue reading

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Wonder Woman’s Wake-up Call

(An Unexpected Addendum) My worst fear was just a breath away from becoming a reality. Two weeks ago today I had surgery–not exactly minor surgery but a routine one nonetheless, and I was expected to go home later that same … Continue reading

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The Lessons We Learn from Our Parents, Part I

“There are no mistakes or failures, only lessons.” –Denis Waitley When I was in the fifth grade, I was a knobby-kneed, stringy-haired tomboy who liked to ride my horse, play with my dogs, catch frogs on the pond bank, and … Continue reading

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In the Space of a Heartbeat

“Why do they not teach you that time is a finger snap and an eye blink, and that you should not allow a moment to pass you by without taking joyous, ecstatic note of it, not wasting a single moment … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye to the Man Who Used to Be

“Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, of glory in the flower, We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind.” William Wordsworth On a gray, blustery morning a few days back, I whispered … Continue reading

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Do Over

Have you ever thought, “If I only knew then what I know now …”?  (Surely you have.)  How much simpler life would be if we could have an ample supply of “do overs” at our disposal for all those times we’ve … Continue reading

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