Gentle Hands

Some things in life deserve special focus - to be held gently in hands and cherished in heart. "Gentle Hands" a simple but important life lesson from my nephew.

Five Years

When I started my blog five years ago a fellow blogger and friend gave me valuable advice. He said, “Remember that blogging is a community of writers. You need to participate in the conversations.” It was helpful advice that didn’t come naturally. At the time I was struggling to find my voice and have the … Continue reading Five Years

Sweet Spring

Today my senses expand as I turn the corner onto my street.  With no blooms in sight I smell the sweet aroma of Spring flowers in the air.  The sleepy grey morning sky is swept with the brilliance of yellow daffodils, lavender-blue muscari and pink tulips.  Like the creamy aroma of strong espresso waking me … Continue reading Sweet Spring

The Space Between

My neighbourhood has not been the same since the pandemic. Not too long ago, a quick wave from a car window on our way to and from work was all we had time for. Nowadays cars remain in the driveways, and we sport comfy joggers and uncut hair or home haircuts instead. A more relaxed … Continue reading The Space Between

There Is More To It

Dinner was served on hand-me-down plates from my late grandparents. Our everyday dinnerware was loaded into the dishwasher, hence the need for the ‘fancier’ plates. It worked out nicely since we were having a fancier meal: strip loin steak, baked potatoes and grilled asparagus. Whenever I plate food or pour a drink into their antique … Continue reading There Is More To It

Success

When I was younger I thought success was an onward and upward journey mapped out by culturally embedded markers: high-school, post secondary education, a career, love and marriage followed by children. If I followed this map, I would know that I had arrived. Reality hit hard when I missed some of these predetermined markers by … Continue reading Success