Please. Be Kind.

I’ve debated about this post. But here goes… I’ve seen at least eight friends post about all the people they’ve seen out and about the past few days. Pictures of cars in parking lots. Complaints of all the folks they see at the grocery store. Criticism of drivers on the roads. Each of these posts…

A Lovely Day

Today was a lovely day. I’m visiting my loved one at the assisted living. I’ve been here since Thursday. I stay in a guest room on site, so I get to do life with Marie. (That’s not her real name to protect her privacy. All names have been changed.) I had lunch and dinner with…

Help a Stranger 

It’s not hard to help strangers.  Earlier today I was in Target with our son Adam. A 15 month old was throwing a fit as his parents tried various shoes on him. We’d heard him yelling for a while.  As we walked past the shoe aisle, I smiled at him and said, “Hi, buddy!” He…

Book Quote: Invisible Pain

“Here’s the deal: Pain affects us. It affects every part of who we are and how we live. We often cannot see the pain others are experiencing. Many people we see each day have invisible illnesses: MS, migraines, heart disease, diabetes, and many others. Lots of folks live with chronic pain that we don’t see.…

Don’t Judge Me

A friend posted this meme. I thought it was spot-on! We all have a story. I don’t know all of yours. You don’t know all of mine. We need to stop judging each other. When we see folks at a restaurant, store, church, or work, we can’t know all they have been through that day…