Category Archives: inspiration

The North-West Winds

The wind blows in from north-west today A wind of grit and grime And what do you suppose will bring that wind Which gusts from time to time? The trees, they quiver then stand quite still Not sure which way … Continue reading

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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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Solitude

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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