“Keep your eyes on what’s in front of you, not on what’s behind you!”, I’d scream. Ahhhhh, famous last words spoken with firm guidance from the archives of driver education mantras. I well remember uttering this phrase (repeatedly) to my kids as they began learning how to operate a motor vehicle. Of course, we all
Author: Dawn Van Beck
We’re all painfully aware of the tremendous loss suffered in 2020 by the closure of numerous businesses since the start of the coronavirus disease. While schools, stores, restaurants, offices, and gyms have been temporarily or permanently closed, we’ve all gained firsthand experience, at some point, of having aspects of our normal routine completely shut down.
We don’t often think of ourselves as “needy and greedy, though sometimes we’re more similar to that of a beggar than we’d like to admit. During this season of Thanksgiving, perhaps instead of focusing on everything we want in life, we should instead appreciate everything we already have.
I did it again! I CRIED at a children’s movie. Yes, I have a habit of doing this. (Sigh.) A while ago I took my granddaughter to see “Wonder Park”, and even though the film somewhat limped along at times, it was quite creative and gave me a bit of food for thought. Now, before
It wasn’t pretty. I wasn’t pretty. At all. A while ago, I was on a phone call. The woman on the opposite end of the phone line was defensive, obstinate, cynical, intolerant, dogmatic . . . I could go on. Worse than her “charming” personality was the fact she didn’t allow me to speak. She
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,