A WISE TEACHER ONCE TOLD ME...

GET BACK IN THE GAME..... BE BOLDHAVE LOTS OF STRENGTH.... SAY YOUR PRAYERS TO GOD..... HAVE COURAGE AND KEEP TRYING...... HAVE TRUST IN THE FLOW OF THE UNIVERSE...... AND MOST OF ALL BELIEVE IN YOURSELVES THAT YOU ARE FINALLY BACK IN THE GAME......  LIGHT AND LOVE, LAURIE...more

A WISE TEACHER ONCE TOLD ME.....

SO YESTERDAY IN KENSINGTON, MARYLAND, IT WAS THE HOTTEST DAY OF THE YEAR SO FAR. AND GUESS WHAT... YES, OUR AIR CONDITIONING UNIT DIED. BESIDES A NIGHT OF PURE RESTLESSNESS, AND SWEATING, IT BRINGS BACK THE ALL  TOO UNPLEASANT MEMORIES OF LIFE IN FLORIDA. YOU KNOW THE REST OF THIS STORY, THE WAIT BREATHLESSLY ON THE PHONE FOR THE A/C COMPANY TO OPEN AND PICK UP THEIR PHONES, AT 7;30 IN THE MORNING. ...more

A WISE TEACHER ONCE TOLD ME.....

GOD HAS PUT ME WHERE I HAVE ALWAYS WISHED TO BE.. IN THE MIDDLE OF A BEAUTIFUL FOREST FILLED WITH ALL KINDS OF BIRDS, AND ANIMALS. WE HAVE DEER, RABBITS, ALL KINDS OF BIRDS. BUTTERFLIES, GALORE, OWLS, FOXES, BEARS, SOMETIMES. THERE IS NOTHING BETTER THAN TO  WAKE UP, GRABBING  A CUP OF COFFEE, AND SIT OUTSIDE AND LISTEN TO THE MANY BIRDS SINGING, AND QUIETLY WATCH FOR THE TIMID DEER THAT ARE ALWAYS IN MY BACKYARD. ...more

A WISE TEACHER ONCE TOLD ME.....

A WISE TEACHER ONCE TOLD ME THAT GOOD THINGS ARE MANIFESTATED TO THOSE INDIVIDUALS WHOM ARE WILLING TO BE PATIENT AND WAIT... A GOOD TIME TO MANIFEST THOSE POSITIVE THINGS THAT YOU WANT TO SEE  HAPPEN IN YOUR LIFE, IS WHEN YOU ARE RELAXED AND IN A VERY POSITIVE  THINKING SPACE AT THAT PARTICIULAR MOMENT. ...more

A WISE TEACHER ONCE TOLD ME.. WHERE ARE YOU JEFF?

THIS WEEKEND WE WERE VISITED BY A PORTION OF OUR FAMILY. MY LATE HUSBAND, JEFFS,  FAMILY TO BE EXACT. THEY WERE NOT HERE VERY LONG, PERHAPS A DAY AND A HALF. WE HAD ALOT OF LAUGHS, BUT WHERE ARE YOU JEFF?  MY NEPHEW HAD PUT TOGETHER A VIDEO OF FAMILY GATHERINGS OF THE PAST, WHERE ARE YOU JEFF? HIS OLDER BROTHER WAS HERE, WHERE ARE YOU JEFF? MANY OF HIS BROTHERS MANNERISMS WERE VERY APPART TO ME. WHERE ARE YOU JEFF? WE ALL ATE MEALS TOGETHER, WHERE ARE YOU JEFF? WE DROVE AROUND WASHINGTON DC TO SIGHTSEE, WHERE ARE YOU JEFF? ...more

A WISE TEACHER ONCE TOLD ME...

A WISE TEACHER ONCE TOLD ME..... CELEBRATE THE FLOWERSCELEBRATE THE TREES, CELEBRTE THE SUNSHINE, CELEBRATE THE RAIN. CELBRATE THE SUNRISES AND SUNSETS, CELEBRATE YOUR HUSBANDS AND WIVES CELEBRATE YOUR CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN, CELEBRATE, BIRDS, RABBITS, DEER, IN FACT ALL ANIMALS CELEBRATED INSECTS, CELEBRATE, LAKES, OCEANS, RIVERS, BROOKS, AND WATERFALLS, ...more

A WISE TEACHER ONCE TOLD ME...

A WISE TEACHER ONCE TOLD ME LET IT GO, LET THE PAST STAY IN THE PAST. DONT LOOK BACK. STAY FOCUSED IN THE NOW. IN OUR THOUGHTS THE ONLY REASON THAT ONE WOULD LOOK BACK INTO THE PAST IS TO LEARN FROM SOME POOR CHOICES  THERE IS NO PAST WE ONLY HAVE NOW, THIS MOMENT IN TIME. QUITE FREQUENTLY WE FIND OURSELVES GOING TO THE PAST TO FIND A SUBSTITUE FOR WHAT IS MISSING IN THE NOW. THIS CAN BE COUNTERPRODUCTIVE AND NOT END WELL IN THE INDIVIDUALS LIFE. ...more

SURVIVING A NEWBORN With Grace

My newest grandson is 17 days old. His dad must work 12 hour days for the next two weeks and his mum, my daughter is recovering from a traumatic birth experience, the kind that happens rarely in the First World, about one in  thousand births.  So I am helping out during the weekdays. After walking and rocking for hours, I wonder how I managed to mother nine newborns because it is exhausting. Life is indeed reduced to the basics, especially given the fact that we must return to the doctor’s office twice a week to make sure this poor babe is gaining enough weight....more

GOING OUT FOR A BITE TO EAT

REMEMBER WHEN WE HAD THOSE BIG RAINFALLS, ALMOST ALL ALONG THE EASTERN SEABOARD? WELL IT WAS WEDNESDAY NIGHT, THE SECOND DAY OF THE GREAT RAIN, AND WE HAD TICKETS AT THE KENNEDY CENTER TO SEE THE OPERA, THE MAGIC FLUTE. I HAVE NEVER BEEN TO AN OPERA BEFORE, SO I WAS SO EXCITED TO BE GOING. ...more

Do Small Things

When I was in university, I wanted to carry out something great, heroic even. Like all young people, I wanted to make a difference in the world. After spending 18 years pregnant and/or nursing, I have done nothing noteworthy. Yet I intuitively understand that by mothering, by doing simple things, I have changed the world....more
Barbarahughes  art, images are really the language of the subconscious... i love how you are ...more