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A Beautiful Legacy – My Aunt Dorothy

My Aunt Dorothy was a special lady.  Naturally loving and caring, wherever she went, she left behind a trail of joy and happiness.  Such a bubbly personality, with a great sense of humor and could be delightfully goofy at time, much like my mom.  When we would visit, she’d come searching for a hug, and…… Continue reading A Beautiful Legacy – My Aunt Dorothy

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Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself

Some good memories of my mom were from our watching Bob Ross episodes.  At the time, probably mid-1990’s, our local PBS channel would air some of his episodes Saturday mornings.  Seeing a blank canvas transformed into a painting was soothing and pleasing.  There was always an “ah-ha” moment, when everything came together and I saw…… Continue reading Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself

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A Piece of Butterscotch

A few years back, I saw a news story about the power of music.  Many people, who are in the midst of dementia and senility, were typically unresponsive to normal stimulation.  People would try to communicate with them, asking how they were doing, or what they needed, but didn’t’ receive coherent responses.  Communication with people…… Continue reading A Piece of Butterscotch

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Gratitude Journal Day 14: Loving Memories

There are times when memories materialize within our minds, which seem to come from nowhere.  A lingering scent of something your mom made.  The memory of a feeling, a taste, or something you seen before.  They appear when we least expect it, but the feelings can be vivid and intense.  When this happens, relish in…… Continue reading Gratitude Journal Day 14: Loving Memories

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Gratitude Journal Day 9, My Mom

Today is a special day.  It’s full of good memories, but also a reminder of emptiness.  A void that will never be filled again.  Today would be my mom’s 74th birthday.  The years since her death have been full of things I used to talk to her about.  We purchased a new home, adopted two…… Continue reading Gratitude Journal Day 9, My Mom