Wheel of Fortune

The only constant in life is change. Sometimes, change is a direct consequence of our daily efforts, but sometimes, change is due to forces outside our control. Sometimes, change suits us; sometimes, it does not. Either way, change is not the (potential) issue, but our attitude, confidence, and the willingness to act is. This is…

With Thanks

Just a thought, but sitting here at my workstation at the close of another day I realize something rather remarkable. It is something so rare, so precious, it demands further analysis. Today was a perfect combination of weather and people on their best behaviour: the day shone bright, sunny, and clear while people were pleasant,…

Desperately Seeking Comfort

Life is good. Never mind my recent trip to the hospital to visit a friend. With the weather being glorious, I enjoyed being outdoors soaking up the warmth of the brilliantly sunny day. Never mind inside the hospital and those rows of patients, each hooked up to a dialysis machine. And after visiting my friend,…

Unusual

Picture it: a suburban street busy with two-way traffic. Nothing unusual about that, but then traffic in both directions slows to a halt. No traffic lights. No traffic accident. No obvious cause for the pause. Equally puzzling are the facial expressions of the motorists. No angst. No frowns. No impatience. Just Cheshire-cat grins. Craning for…

Unexpected Delight

‘Got time for a coffee?’ she asks. I smile. ‘Yes,’ I say. A chance meeting.  And an opportunity to connect with a like-minded soul. For thirty minutes we chat, our conversation relaxed.  Afterwards, going our separate ways, we both wear smiles as wide as Cheshire cat grins. What could have been just an ordinary day…