Friendships with Commas

A long-time friend once said to me, “We have a friendship, with commas.” “What does that mean?” I asked. “It means that, no matter how much time has passed, we pick up our conversation where we left off. There are no “periods” in our friendship timeline.” This memory floated into my thoughts as I was…

Grace for Others

  Remember when you were in grade school and someone else got picked to be teacher’s helper?  Remember when your friend achieved an “A” when you only received a “B+” on the final math test? Remember when you found out someone was making a higher salary?   Were you thankful?   “It is delightfully easy…

Never look back, unless…

Have you ever said – “I wish we could go back to the good old days.”  Somehow,  we seem to forget that there were problems back then, too!! “Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.”  Henry David Thoreau

Florists – This post is for you!

There will come a time when the flowers will fall asleep in the snow.  My walks will become more brisk and I will have a warm cloak and scarf to ward off the chill.   The leaves will cushion the walkways even as the earth accepts the coldness. Florists make our world beautiful all year around.  …

Just Living is Not Enough

“Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” Hans Christian Andersen