2020 – The Year of Pause & Ponder

I remember saying goodbye to 2019 and thinking it would be a difficult year to top, after all it was the year I got married. Towards, the end of 2019 I found a new position in my career which I thought would be my final stop. Life was full of change, hope and wonder. For …

A Canadian Soldier and a Row Boat

When I think of World War II, a number of words come to my mind: Holocaust, Hitler, Warsaw, Germany, destruction and enabling deafening silence. I have been fascinated by the two great world wars since I was a child and not in a glamorous way, as there is nothing glorious about any war. What fascinates …

30 Days of Gratitude – Day 25

I was stuck on day 25 for more than a couple of weeks. It is one of the problems which comes with being over analytical. I refer to it as paralysis by analysis. Day 25 is asking me to speak of my favorite item. This topic of gratitude does not speak to me on any …

30 Days of Gratitude – Day 24

Today I am supposed to talk about the best gift I have ever received. I can think of many amazing gifts friends, family and my husband have given me. The one gift I want to share, and is by far the best gift I have ever received. I am scared of offending others by talking …

30 Days of Gratitude – Day 23

Today my gratitude is on the greatest compliment I have received and can receive. My husband claims it is one of the reasons why he fell in love with me and it is my authenticity and being genuine. Being told I am genuine or authentic means the world to me as I want to be …

30 Days of Gratitude – Day 22

Today is about a challenge I am grateful for having experienced. I didn’t enjoy the challenge, but it gave me a whole new appreciation for my mobility. The surgery was the easy part, but the recovery near killed me. Not being able to walk for six weeks unless I had crutches was the hard part. …

30 Days of Gratitude – Day 21

Today’s gratitude is to write something positive about my body. I cannot say I love my body right now as I have gained a few pounds since Covid19 began. In addition to drinking my weight in wine times ten this summer which has not helped me in my efforts to shed a few pounds. Despite …