Tag Archives: Kindness

Taking the Birthday Week

It was the first birthday after a potentially life threatening and definitely life-altering illness, where the concept and approach to birthdays changed. I was never one for making a big deal about my birthday.  I think I was maybe eight … Continue reading

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Same Time Next Year

For about the last seventeen years or so, my family and I have been invited to a New Year’s Day brunch at the home of a wonderful couple.  They tend to invite a core of their same friends year after … Continue reading

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The Sedum Project

I make a visit to the grave about twice a year.  As expected, the cemetery is a quiet, green place that sits below open skies and shaded lanes lined with old trees.  Officially, two grandparents and my mother now rest there. Unofficially, my … Continue reading

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Just One Small Thing

The past couple of weeks seem to be especially dragging, both in a physical and emotional way.  They could be connected to each other.  Those pinpoints of notable stress and probably a little bit of the winter blues hanging around … Continue reading

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