An Introduction to Tidbits

Today, I find myself with nothing prepared to share. After seven months of consistently posting once a week, of not only having a scheduled sharing-time, but also learning to write for a self-imposed deadline, I am coming up empty. While I have many essays in the making, I have none that are complete. I shall…

Growing in Patience

June 15 2012   “I am driving on a long empty road. I can see my destination at the end of it, and I just want to be there right now. But I’m not telepathic. I want to speed up and get there as fast as possible. But the speed limit is 35 mph. And…

Today, Tuesday

It was a Tuesday, just like this year. It was a Tuesday because that’s when flights were cheapest. They were waiting for me to fly home from Orlando before they took her off life support. So I could be there. I left the happiest place on earth and got on a plane for the first…

Growing In Compassion

The other day, I was discussing with my younger sister the struggle we have in erasing judgmental thoughts from our brains, especially as automatic responses. I was reminded of something I wrote several years ago:   “If you are sitting up on your high horse you may be able to see better what everyone else…

Growing In Love

Once upon a time (or April 22, 2016, to be more specific), I wrote the following in my journal: “I associate anger with a lack of love. It’s like I think we are all fairies, and we can only have one emotion at a time or something. And I know it’s not true, but telling…

Je Ne Se Quoi

The day has finally come when I do not have something to say perfectly in time for Thursday… Sigh. Well, it was a good run. Luckily, I get a free pass this week, as my brother (currently serving in Cuba with the American Navy) recently gave me this essay he wrote. I really enjoyed reading…

Feeling Good

A few days ago, my daughter turned six months old. That’s quite a special age for her, since it marks the end of her parents’ trial period. Even though I had no doubt that they were the perfect family for her, the adoption agency does not sign over her guardianship until they have observed the…

A Fruitful Discovery

Okay, this is really random, so bear with me here, but I’ve been wanting to post this ever since I spent two months in Brazil with my boyfriend and his family. It was there that I discovered something amazing. You guys… There’s a whole world out there that I knew nothing about. A world of…

I Am… No, I’m Not

Do you ever find yourself constantly repeating something about you like it’s a fact, and then realizing one day that it’s not actually true? You aren’t intentionally lying; you just hadn’t stopped to think about whether your statement is accurate anymore… or was even accurate to start with. For example, when I was in high…

Don’t Talk of Love

Words, words, words… I will never be sick of words. You’d think since I have such a great love for the English language and the magical sentences it can create, I would be all for statements of love. Yet, I really have no interest in them. Sure, you can get all flowery like Shakespeare, and…