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At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us. … Continue reading
Whoever you are, I have always depended on the kindness of strangers. -Blanche DuBois, “A Streetcar Named Desire” We all have them, don’t we? The people whom we know, though not terribly well; often we call them acquaintances. Sometimes they’re … Continue reading
As far as I can tell, the cultivation of gratitude is the best weapon you can sharpen when facing a beast like cancer. It is the things you feel grateful for that define your life and keep you alive. … Continue reading
At the time of the winter solstice, December 21st, the sun rose here in Western New York at 7:17 am and set at 4:32 pm. Today, the sun rose at 7:19 am and set at 4:49 pm. Although it rained and … Continue reading
For those of us who’ve experienced life-changing events – cancer surgery, for example – it’s amazing to me how much restorative sleep actually is necessary. I’m not used to that, not one bit, and frankly, I’m not sure I like … Continue reading
One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world is to stand up and show your soul. -Clarissa Pinkola Estes I guess I’d say cancer causes storms, dunked-under-water-and-come-up-sputtering kinds of … Continue reading
And may the odds be ever in your favor. -Effie Trinket, The Hunger Games The wind chill is -22F here today. Schools are closed, the kids are home. I’ve kept a pot of lightly-cinnamon-ed water simmering on the stove all … Continue reading
The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of those depths. -Elizabeth Kubler Ross Let me just put it out there. I have … Continue reading
Nothing speaks louder than your heart. Listen to what it’s telling you. –Georgia Cates, Beauty from Pain There’s a place I occasionally visit on the Buffalo waterfront. It’s usually quiet during the morning hours. There are views of the river, a … Continue reading