The Open Door

How many doors can we walk through at a time? In my world, I can only go through one door at a time. Why then, do I always have the propensity to choose the closed door? “When one door closes, another opens, but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door…

Never Carry Them Forward

Lucy Maud Montgomery gave us, “Anne of Green Gables,” a wonderful account of a young orphan who insisted on spelling her name, Anne with an “E”. While Ms. Montgomery experienced great literary success, her life was difficult and marked by periods of depression.  Her writings reflect her deep understanding of the pleasures of family life…

A Tree to Climb

  When I was 9 years old, I wanted desperately to climb the tallest tree.  But I had (and still have) a problem.  I am afraid of heights.  To this day, I take a deep breath before going on a downward escalator. I did climb that tree – crying all the way up the branches. …

Here’s a thought…

I love quotes.  Over the years, I used them to keep me focused during my busy daily routine.  My computer, my desk, my fridge and my mirrors have one thing in common – they bear sticky notes with a thought or reflection.   I admit that I am a “thought hoarder.”  I do not seek a…