Entries by Cynthia

The Legacy of a Life Well Lived

My trip to England has come and gone and today I am staving off day four of jet-lag and trying to touch down to reality. I feel as though I have been living in centuries of history the past few weeks and honestly it’s been exhilarating! My friend Debbie and I walked over 65 miles […]

When Mother’s Day Hurts

I let go of my expectations of Mother’s Day a long time ago. That’s not to say I never had any, I did and lots of them. There was a small wrinkle in our life that never seemed to iron itself out. Mother’s Day is always on a Sunday and that is a full-on working […]

What’s in a Birthday?

I love gifts. It’s my love language. I love to give gifts and relish in taking time to listen carefully to when I hear someone say, “I just love that!” I tuck it away in my memory or write it down and then look for that special gift to give for the right occasion. And […]

When You Can’t Let Go

Today I am wrestling. Dark thoughts. Hard stuff. Disappointments. Yesterday, I listened to my two of my grandchildren sing along with that infamous tune, Let it Go, from the movie Frozen. So innocent, so sweet, and unassuming of what that phrase truly means. To tell the truth, I am not sure, I fully understand what it really […]

My One Word for 2016

BOLD bold/ adjective 1. (of a person, action, or idea) showing an ability to take risks; confident and courageous. This is my one word I am declaring for 2016. It’s taken me a few weeks to narrow it down but it’s finally settled and my one word for 2016 will be BOLD. Notice that the […]

The Emotions of Christmas ~ Part 4

As Christmas is hours away, I am reminded that many people are struggling with keeping their joy. My heart breaks for them and I wish it could be different. In the last few days in my world, I’ve received sad news from friends of loss and grief, plans that went sideways and unexpected turn of […]

The Emotions of Christmas – Part 3

The xmasclock.com countdown says there is 7 days 14 hours 29 minutes and 47 seconds left before Christmas. How are you doing? All ready? In a panic? Let me ask you, do you find yourself as Christmas approaches rolling your eyes, catching random thoughts of cynicism with all the hustle and bustle, and just plain […]

The Emotions of Christmas ~ Part 2

Ever notice the closer we get to Christmas people get a little grumpier? Everything seems on wind-up frenzy as the day grows nearer. And today as I am writing this post according to our xmasclock.com countdown, there are 14 days, 15 hours, 31 minutes and 22 seconds left until Christmas. YIKES! I was at one […]