The Right Time

To change as gracefully as the seasons. I had to smile at myself as I was trying to make the bedroom blinds hang level. Gently releasing the left cord and then the right, back and forth until it fell into a level edge. I thought, “Wow Barb. If only you could do that in real […]

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Better Than Good

A simple question we’re often asked is, “How are you?” How do you respond? Your response determine’s how you feel. Rise above the feeling of ‘okay’, to good. If you feel ‘good’, say, ‘great’ and on up. Be better than good. An excellent read by Cristian Mahai, When Okay Is Not Enough.

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Sow Some Seeds (Part 7)

Here are the last of our seeds. My hope is they are planted in your heart, and you will reap a harvest of goodness now, and in the coming year. Here are today’s seeds: I will pause whenever I am feeling sorry for myself today, and remember that this is the only day I have […]

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Enjoy the Day

You can hear the natural flow of the day when there is no additional noise. The air conditioning is blowing steadily through the air vent above my head. Sitting in the middle of my bed while typing, the cool air is landing on the back of my neck, arms, and shoulders. There is a ceiling […]

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Feel the Music

My daughter received a stereo for Christmas from her Dad. This monster, is a dream come true for most. She hooked it up herself, but there was one piece she missed. The sub-woofer. My daughter is all about the bass. She got the cord she needed from her Dad, and hooked it up right before […]

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The First Sentence

I opened a letter from the imaging center where I had my most recent mammogram. The words filled the entire page, but after that first sentence, I didn’t need to read anymore. “We are pleased to inform you that the results of your recent breast imaging exam(s) show no signs of Breast Cancer.” This last […]

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Cry It Out

I just needed to write. There is something about it that pulls all the frazzled ends back into my tapestry of life. This is one of my favorite pictures, and I used it in a Blog written one year ago. To think of it today reminds me, this has been my year of waiting. I […]

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Back to Chemo

I fell asleep early lastnight. Netflix continually lost the audio of the show I was trying to watch, so I just gave up, and shut everything down, including me. Perks of adulthood. I woke up around 3:30 am, and remembered what day it is. My three week break from Chemo is coming to an end. […]

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No More Pain

I caught our landlord, Pete this morning taking the trash down to the street. Pete is happily married, and he and his wife treat me like a daughter. It’s nice, you know? He takes care of all the manly stuff around here, and then goes home to his wife. I like it. He asked how […]

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While I Wait

They say it’s Cancer, but they don’t know my God. I sit and listen as they tell me what they see, but I can’t assimilate all the words at once. I’m a writer, so I love words. Just not these. The Insurance kicked in March 1st, and one week later I saw my doctor. She […]

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