Category Archives: inspiration

Turn, turn, turn

“To everything – turn, turn, turn There is a season – turn, turn, turn And a time to every purpose under Heaven A time to be born, a time to die A time to plant, a time to reap A … Continue reading

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I could have danced all night

“I could have danced all night, I could have danced all night and still have begged for more. I could have spread my wings and done a thousand things, I’ve never done before.” – My Fair Lady Oh, those lyrics. … Continue reading

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I am not sad to be by myself.  Being alone gives me an opportunity to recharge my batteries.  My brain can rest.  My body can rest.  My soul, I think, is busy. One would never know  how busy it really … Continue reading

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My own personal marathon of 1435 steps

How can one ever know one’s limits – unless they are tested? I went to fitness this morning – and it turned out to be more like “stretching class” for me. I had good intentions.  We started on the step … Continue reading

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Let us answer when life calls

Walk with me to a hopeful place Where wishes may come true And let us wish together For a more hopeful and youthful “you” Many years upon this earth You’ve been through many things Still – have some hope and … Continue reading

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There will never be another good-bye

It was five years ago today;  I walked alone to the entrance of Royal Victoria Hospital – on the sidewalk leading to you.  But you were not there… you were already walking beside me;  You were already holding my hand. … Continue reading

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A Snoopy Kind of Day

“Stacey, looking at your paper-work and all you and your family have been through this past year – go for it!  Do things while you are healthy and can enjoy life.” At first, I was very happy to hear these … Continue reading

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Inner Beauty

I held a mirror to my face this morn’ And met me with a critical eye- More wrinkles and sags than I could count Then, having counted just gave a sigh – Was this, I thought, what my own mother … Continue reading

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I Confess

This November I am invited to a celebration meant to honour teachers who have been with my school board for 25 years.  I got my invitation the other day.  I was thrilled.  I can hardly believe it has been 25 … Continue reading

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That was then – this is now

Let me Juxtapose Yesterday with today Uncertainty – stillness Fear – inner calm Losing my hair – growing my hair Ignorance – wisdom Blind faith – insightful faith Loss – Gain Conflict – Inner peace Seclusion – Community Cancer – … Continue reading

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