Tag Archives: suffering

Gifts to give ourselves for Christmas

I don’t know about you, but I have a lot of friends who are suffering at this time of year. You name the boogeyman.  Some of my friends struggle with health.  Others with family issues.  One friend just lost her … Continue reading

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Hope in darkness

The clock ticks 6 a.m. Outside our Little House in the Big Woods the wind howls fiercely.  Father November has thrown a deep cloak of blackness across the breasts of trees and the wood stove sputters in the basement. Barry … Continue reading

Posted in November 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 23 Comments

Do you feel the pain?

…and then the unthinkable happens. Cancer knocks on your door.  While you slept an invasion of cells stole away your peace and now chemotherapy rules your days and nights, even though you swore, didn’t you swear?, that you would never … Continue reading

Posted in April 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 28 Comments

Be kind

Be kind, dear one, be kind. If you can find it in your heart, be kind to one another, for everyone you meet–not just the downtrodden, not just the homeless, not just the friend dying from cancer–everyone you meet–faces some … Continue reading

Posted in April 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 30 Comments

I wish you the very best. Always.

I am thinking about my friends this evening. One friend awaits to discover tomorrow if lymphoma has deepened inside her; how far cancer extends its ever-extending reach. Another friend nurses her parents; one with Parkinson’s Disease, the other with neurological … Continue reading

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Sometimes life is not all that it’s quacked up to be.

 Gosh.  I am going to repeat the headline, just in case you missed it. Sometimes life is not all that it’s quacked up to be. You’ve experienced this in your own life at times? The feeling that you want life … Continue reading

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Preciousness of life

Sometimes the world seems like a dismal place, a sorrowful place, a filled-with-suffering place. Tornados roar and hundreds die.  Wars gun down thousands.  Hurricanes strike.  Earthquakes rumble and swallow.  We humans bemoan health care or politics or dozens of other … Continue reading

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