I Swung From the Willow

I swung from the willow,so careless and free;from ground to air,her strong branches carried me. In the shade of the willow,our secrets we shared;two best friends just sitting,all frustrations were aired. We met at the willow,and smiled as we talked;somehow we returned there,whenever we walked. The willow meant comfort,a safe place to rest;all who walkedContinue reading “I Swung From the Willow”

Give the Gift of Love

We are all blessed with the gift of love. It can be received and given. So, when you can, give the gift of love. There are many different ways in which we love, each bringing its own joy. We love our families, our friends, our spouse and our children. We also love our pets andContinue reading “Give the Gift of Love”

Appreciate the Ones Who Care

Loved ones are not around forever; make sure to appreciate the ones who care. It seems that too often we take the people we care about for granted. If there is one small gift that came with Covid it is in the fact that we realized how important our relationships are. This is more evidentContinue reading “Appreciate the Ones Who Care”

Listen to What Isn’t Being Said

The people in our lives say much, but we also need to listen to what isn’t being said. When someone is silent when you expect them to be talkative, you must ask yourself why? Our first response is usually to discover if they are mad at us, but much of the time, the reality isContinue reading “Listen to What Isn’t Being Said”

Make Time For What Matters Most

Make time for what matters most. If you don’t make time, the reality is that it cannot be that important to you. Don’t get so caught up in life that you lose sight of what matters most to you. This is usually not material things but rather people. Too many times I hear people sayContinue reading “Make Time For What Matters Most”

Look For Good In Others Not Status

If you truly want meaningful relationships then you must look for the good in others and not at their status. Be impressed by those who show kindness, compassion, honesty and love not by those who are showing the opposite. People who live by the former are happier and a joy to be around while peopleContinue reading “Look For Good In Others Not Status”

The Gifts That Last

There are many gifts you will receive throughout your life, but the ones you remember are the gifts that last. These are the gifts that last, that keep on giving long after you have left. Perhaps the greatest gift of all is love. Love from a parent, sibling, friend, sweetheart, spouse and occasionally a stranger.Continue reading “The Gifts That Last”