Tag Archives: courage

The stand after the fall

Nothing like a good fitness class to clear your mind. I went to Vandie’s class today carrying the weight of my memories. At first, those memories were heavy and indeed felt like lead weights. I got mad. I fought back … Continue reading

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Not grey but pure silver

“I want to feast on life, not fear.”  (https://silkannthreades.wordpress.com/) Her words are silver threads that spin a tapestry of courage in the face of adversity.  She wears it like a badge of honour, shielding her from her memories.  The earthquake shook … Continue reading

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Narrowing the Distance

Imagine my delight this morning when I saw “this” as my son, Ben’s, new facebook status! It is so comforting to know that my boy – so far away from home – is thought of to such a degree! This … Continue reading

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The Beginning of the End

I am anxious to start so that it can end. As much as I want the chemo – I equally don’t want chemo. It is a necessary evil. Three more needles – three more three weeks. I think I can. … Continue reading

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Whatever our souls are made of…

“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.”  – Emily Bronte Yesterday, a fellow-blogger asked writers to offer their definition of “love”.  The blogging world responded with a series of inspiring options which triggered my thinking. … Continue reading

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I will always be with you, Stacey

Where does courage come from? I am not sure it was ever something I learned as a sit-down lesson.  Of course, the best lessons are never those learned while sitting.  (Ask any of my students!)  The best lessons are those … Continue reading

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It takes more courage…

It takes more courage to listen to someone crying – than it does to cry. It takes more courage to support than it does to be supported. It takes more courage to love than to be loved. It takes more … Continue reading

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Trudge, trudge, trudge. Huff, puff, huff.

Today’s post was inspired by this morning walk with Kevin (again) and the story of “The Little Engine that Could” (again).  This time, though, the two concepts “met”.  Enjoy. Trudge, trudge, trudge.  Huff, puff, huff.  I walked through the snow … Continue reading

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Into the Eye of the Storm

I was the first one up this morning. I threw off the covers and eased my feet to the floor.  I am careful to give myself time getting up these days since my hemoglobin is low and I often feel … Continue reading

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“Fish are Friends… “

While chatting on facebook with a former student of mine Paul,  I found myself quoting from the Disney cartoon, “Finding Nemo”.  Remember when the sharks are in “fish-eating rehabilitation program” to try to re-train themselves to consider fish as friends? … Continue reading

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