A small kindness is a big blessing!

Because Rita, my wife, has Parkinson’s we are subject to public scrutiny. By that I mean people readily notice the difficulties we face in handling everyday occurrences – like getting seated in a restaurant. On one occasion Rita lost her balance getting up from a...

Life is a Dilemma!

Keeping on an even keel throughout life is virtually impossible. Highs and lows are normal. Achievement and failure. Content and discontent. Happiness and sadness. The pendulum swings backwards and forwards. Our emotions and feelings vacillate accordingly. Not sure...

Breaking News!

How many times do we hear that phrase? When we hear it we usually prick up our ears as it normally conveys something which is taking place or has just taken place. That is unless you are watching CNN where they have a program called “Breaking News” and it is nothing...

Second Thoughts – Second Guess – Second Chance!

One day during a few quiet moments a friend of mine who I think should remain nameless, began to take stock of his journey of life. By anyone’s standard he had been very successful in what he had accomplished. Many would wish for his position. However, deep down he...

THE UNIQUENESS OF YOU!

Have you ever considered how unique you are? You are a “one-off.” There is no one else like you, nor ever will be. We must be like snow-flakes – all different.  No two people are the same. God broke the mold when he made you.  Our DNA is different. Our fingerprints...

THE PRICE OF IMBALANCE – A NASTY FALL!

  Life is like walking a tightrope. We have to learn how to keep our balance. Just as balance is needed physically to walk upright in an orderly manner so we need balance in a myriad of ways for us to live ordered lives. A balanced life is an ordered and...

ARE YOU REALLY WHO YOU SAY YOU ARE?

I am amazed at how people can just disappear. They assume a new identity and remain hidden and “off the grid” for decades. Family, friends and the authorities are at a loss to locate them.  They must live in dread that one day they may hear the words, “Are you really...

DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW?

As the old adage says, “What you don’t know can kill you.”   I offer a solution in the last paragraph but think about this. You shake someone’s hand who is beginning a cold and before you know it you too have a cold. You can’t see salmonella in your food or E.coli in...

THE BUSINESS OF BUSYNESS!

THE BUSINESS OF BUSYNESS!   We have all heard the phrase, “I am busier than a one-armed paper-hanger!”  Well maybe not exactly those words but certainly the inference that life is busy. Is busyness a symptom of our life style or a symptom of our society? Is...

WHAT HAVE WE FORGOTTEN?

WHAT HAVE WE FORGOTTEN?   A few days ago I wrote about the memory and how some people are tragically locked into the present because they cannot remember the past and cannot comprehend a future. If you did not see that piece you may want to read it on my Facebook...