Category Archives: Thoughts

Keeping an Open Heart

We’ve all heard it to some degree before, someone, perhaps a friend or relative, talking about how life has hardened their heart, toughened them up, but do we wonder what they were like or might have been like if it wasn’t for being “toughened up”? Probably not too much different from what they are now, but how much are they missing out on by letting the actions of a few influence their interactions with so many more than that few? … Continue reading

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How Guilt Harms Us

A middle-aged man feeling saddled with the responsibility of taking care of his mother in her later years as Parkinson’s Disease and Dementia continue to tighten their grip on her has made plans to take her to the doctor at the beginning of the following week. This Friday has been a better day for both of them, she being seemingly very healthy other than what he thinks are anxiety attacks, and being able to settle her usual paranoia he looks … Continue reading

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The Power of a Smile

Long days and nights on the road, 400 miles to one town, 450 miles to the next. Pavement passes in a dizzying hypnotic spell, the miles roll by with such repetitiveness that awareness of one’s whereabouts at times confused and tangled. Whether it’s the roads or the trees, buildings and especially sign posts, you’ve seen them all before, hundreds even thousands of times. Yet, ahead, as you pull into that driveway, your destination, and you see it; something you’ve seen … Continue reading

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