Tag Archives: flowers

A Mother’s Day Prayer

Remind me to take joy in ordinary events: Chores such as laundry, cooking and shopping. Let me make time to listen to others and share. There is so much joy to find in the little things. Birds are busy building … Continue reading

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April Showers Bring May Flowers

In Massachusetts when we couldn’t go outside to play in Sturbridge because of the rain, our mother uttered “April showers bring May flowers.” There was always hope that the rains would cease, and sun would return to hasten flowers and … Continue reading

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The Scrubs Are Just a Cover!

    Last week we were graced with a visit from our traveling nurse daughter who wanted to help celebrate Mother’s Day early. As we visited, talked and caught up with her life and doings, I was most impressed with … Continue reading

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Forsooth, Still Winter!

Impatience surrounds us. For example, waiting for an elevator. There is always that person who, no matter if the button is lit up, will hit it again. Sometimes there are those who stare at the lit button and repeatedly hit … Continue reading

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Social Graces

During my years in Germany, I learned about the social graces expected of me. I am speaking of the skills used to interact politely in social situations which include manners, etiquette, deportment, fashion and refinement. Basically, I discovered that being … Continue reading

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Appreciating a Different Pace of Life

My first trip to Germany was on a turboprop plane with Icelandic Airlines. Our layover to refuel was in Reykjavik, Iceland. The noise of the engines remained in my ears for a couple of days after I landed in Germany. … Continue reading

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Weekend Freedom

Seeking escape and solace, I took a ¬†window seat at my favorite coffee shop. The early morning light and sun danced on the green leaves swaying on the trees in the gentle breeze and played peek-a-boo with dots of blue … Continue reading

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