One year ago, in the courtyard garden of the Spaulding Hospital Cambridge, I sat crying under this beautiful tree. One of my favorite people had just passed away. It’s hard to believe that an entire year has already gone by. 🌸 I miss her all the time! I think of her often. Whether it’s because… Continue reading The Crashing Ocean Waves of Grief
When I was in high school I learned this sonnet for a play I was in. I’ve loved it ever since. For some odd reason, at random times I find myself reciting it. It is such a beautiful poem about the long-lasting effects of love despite the passing of time. I love this sonnet so… Continue reading Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare
It was a freezing cold 9 degree January morning last year when I found myself on the ground in the parking lot. It all happened so fast I didn’t realize that I had slipped on ice and fell until I was on the ground. My first thought was that I hoped that no one had… Continue reading How Injuring My Arm and Gaining Weight Changed My Life and What Else I Gained In The Process
HOPE: /hōp/ noun 1. a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen. synonyms: aspiration, desire, wish, expectation, ambition, aim, plan, dream, 2.a feeling of trust. verb 1.want something to happen or be the case. synonyms: expect, anticipate, look for, wait for, be hopeful of, pin one’s hopes on, want I lost… Continue reading Is There Still HOPE?!
I’ve spent the majority of my professional nursing career fighting cancer. Sometimes it seems as if I’m helping in the battle, and sometimes Cancer has the upper hand. Cancer is a thief, a time stealer, a heartbreaker. Cancer thinks it is so strong. Cancer feeds off of fear. Cancer knows hearing its name attached to… Continue reading Cancer Cannot!
I love to make excuses for myself. When it comes to making excuses, I am often my own worst enemy. But when I stop with the excuses and just do what I know I need to be doing it is amazing how much of a difference it makes. I’m not even talking about weight loss… Continue reading Lose Excuses and Gain Results
There is nothing in nature that blooms all year long. So don’t expect yourself to do so either. I’m a bit of a perfectionist. I like to do everything I can the absolute best I can. Sometimes I need a break! Recently I have allowed myself to be in a time of winter. A time… Continue reading There Is A Time for Resting and A Time for Blooming
Psalm 34:8 Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who trusts in Him! Proverbs 10:28 The hope of the righteous will be gladness, but the expectation of the wicked will perish. Hebrews 12:1-2 Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every… Continue reading I Choose Happiness
“Bullying. Harassment. Is this the best a man can get? It’s only by challenging ourselves to do more, that we can get closer to our best. To say the right thing, to act the right way.” My husband shared this and I love the message so much that I want to share it as well.… Continue reading The Best Men Can Be
Hear the quiet of the starry night Scattered shepherds watch the sky Suddenly the dark gives way to light The angel speaks of the Messiah Be of good courage See the star hovering above Today a Savior is born to us Glory, glory in the highest We sing glory to His name Peace on Earth… Continue reading Glory in the Highest by Meredith Andrews