Resiliency

One of the sessions I attended at a recent conference was about resilience and optimism. The presenter said it was once believed that resilience was an inherited quality, but we now know that resiliency skills can be taught. As she spoke, different life events came to mind, some I had not thought of for many…

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Just look at us now!

My day began with a visit with my husband who had been in the hospital. Life had become a heavy burden for him and he wasn’t recovering well.

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Signs and Wonders.

Ash Wednesday. A chalked smearing of celebration tasted—now absent, ached for, and anticipated.

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Head and heart.

“Have you tried online dating?”

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The Wonders of Love

It was a sing-a-long. I was nearly the first person in line as I headed to the stage in acceptance of the Band Director’s invitation to join him and the students for a Christmas sing-a-long.

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The Mingling

No, thank you mingles together as November unfolds into December and the waiting that marks Advent mingles together all that my heart holds in the realm of emptiness and hope.

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“No…Thank you!”

I had never heard an explosion like that on an airplane!

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Lingering in the “not-knowings” and “in-betweens”

The IV pole moved slowly, propelled by a pale child with sunken eyes ringed with dark circles.

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