An acquaintance was bemoaning that she was starting the new year without a romantic love. She felt sad about it. So we started talking about the love that she DID have, rather than the one she lacked. What a revelation. She found she was surrounded with a love she had not recognized.
(Updated) Backstory He was gone. I had so enjoyed him in my life – and now he had moved on. I was sad to know that we would confer no more. Our collaborations were over. I was on my own and feeling a little lost. Wanted to reach out to him. Wanted things to be […]
Backstory – Sisters One of my sister friends had just shared good advice. I so appreciated her new eyes on my issue. It wasn’t the answer, but it gave me a whole new perspective to come up with my own solution. Her support and involvement inspired this week’s story. Consider This Show – Sisters Click […]
Backstory – Life It was a time of contemplation. I was smiling and happily reviewing incidents of my life as they popped up randomly to mind. So I wrote at the top of the page, “What did you learn from all that?” Here are the things that came to mind. Add to my list by […]
Backstory – Friends Old and New We were counting our friends and what we like about them. We follow one of the adages learned as we aged – Make friends of younger people! We now have a wonderful combination of active, employed friends, newly retired folks and those who are older and wiser than we. […]
We have some friends with funny quirks. They do things that irritate or with which we do not agree. They may not have the same political beliefs that we do. Sometimes we wonder if we should jettison these friends with their quirks. Now understand that I am a big believer in throwing away people who […]