Inability to concentrate. Obsessive thoughts. Focusing inward. Negative outlook. Aches, pain. Fatigue. Avalanches of tears. False smiles. Sadness, self-blame, guilt, irritability . . . numb. Star figure skater, Gracie Gold, describes it this way: “The feeling was like you’re drowning and everybody else can breathe; it’s like moving through peanut butter. It’s like I was
Come out, come out, wherever you are! Numerous people around the country are beginning to come out of their quarantine hiding. Folks are finally beginning to creep back into their normal, daily routines. Well . . . at the very least most of us are venturing out to the grocery store!
Recently, I stood in the shower and cried. Amid being in quarantine as the COVID-19 virus grips our world, common events prove to be uncommonly upsetting as thoughts are consumed and emotions heightened. In one day alone last week I nearly crashed when my face was grazed by a bee on my morning bike ride,
Barnabas the Kind-hearted Bunny Spring is the time of year Barnabas the Kind-Hearted Bunny likes best. Besides helping everyone, nothing pleases him more than soaking in the sunshine amid the colorful, spring flowers by the pond at the edge of his forest home. Upon hearing distressed cries in the distance, Barnabas rushes to figure out
Pu-leeze! Did my eyes deceive me, or was I really witness to a most disturbing, tragic event recently? Hubby and I were out to dinner at one of our favorite hangouts doing what we love to do best . . . people-watch. On this occasion we specifically took note of the extreme number of patrons
Thanks for stopping by! I’m an author, singer, child of God and chocolate chip cookie connoisseur. Welcome to my collection of short stories, devotions and random thoughts swirling around in my head. Hoping you’ll be refreshed as you take a few moments to read a little something here or there. Come, sit for a spell . . . I’ll put the coffee on.
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