Friday Wrap-Up, July 12-13

What does empathy mean to You?

Sometimes life can be hard in the simplest of ways. After experiencing a difficult and long day working at home I had reached the 'driving on empty' stage when there was a knock at the door. My husband went to answer and after a quick exchange closed the door, I went into the hallway to see who the caller was.  It was a guy selling inexpensive items from a bag, a hawker. After a short exchange with my husband, he decided to go find the guy and give him a small amount of money, however the man had disappeared. ...more

Art Imitates Life - Change and Red Velvet Cake

 My goal today was to make a Red Velvet cake with a kick of spice....more

Nora Ephron’s “I Remember...Nothing” Prompted Me to Remember

I just finished reading Nora Ephron’s “I Remember...Nothing”, and though I in every respect enjoyed the book, said to be “Breathlessly funny....” by the Minneapolis Star Tribune, (and I agree because I did laugh at some points), I nonetheless poured tears throughout the book; I guess I found the hidden sadness. And much of how she viewed life, I found I can relate.I relate (from page 45, My Aruba) to having spent the entire work-day smiling with spinach on my teeth and no-one, not my so-called workmates, had the decency to point it out....more
@Lucy's Reality You are very welcome, Lucy. And I am so appreciative of your visit, dear Amiga. ...more

Can people really change?

A tangential discussion at our book club meeting the other night prompted a train of thought I've often followed in the past, and have now been mulling over ever since. Can people really change? ...more

Adapting To Change

Why are you so surprised when your life begins to change. Although what happens is through no fault of your own, change is none the less, something that you need to go through. It is because you are all interconnected, if others are going through life changes, so in turn will you. Some of you are often times upset with things that aren't familiar. You may get resentful that you weren't given more time to adjust to what has occurred, but that is what life is all about. It is your resiliency and determination that all will be well that will see you to your future....more

Life post: big changes ahead

We are moving to San Antonio, Texas!...more

Musings on moving

My life changed dramatically back in October of last year when we left Victoria and moved across the country to Windsor, yet we've settled in to our new home so quickly and well that it's strange to think we've been here such a very short time! Sometimes I have to remind myself just how different things are for me these days. I'm living in a brand new city, in another province, in a whole different part of the country. ...more

What Have You Put on the Back Burner of Your Life?

We don’t have to live the rest of our lives convincing ourselves, and others, that change is impossible. We can choose to make a difference if we want our lives to look different.Are we waiting for someone to give us permission to make changes in our life? Are we not willing to give ourselves permission to choose ways to live healthier, with more peace and more joy? What have you put off? A change for the better always starts with one step.“The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives.” — Albert Schweitzer...more