Just because…

It isn't Christmas. It isn't Easter. It isn't even someone's birthday. But for me, it is a special time. Months have passed since the last time I saw my niece. A niece who from the very first time I held her in my arms as a baby still occupies a special place in my heart.…

Babies and Puppies

What do babies and puppies have in common? With not a thought about tomorrow’s worries, stresses, or heartache; babies and puppies live in the moment. Never mind both being unable to talk, if they are miserable you know about it. So, too, there’s no mistaking the message of faces aglow with pure joy, or the…

Treats

'Tis the season: Christmas cheers, Jingle Bells, Tinsel, Mistletoe, Rudolf and Santa’s other Reindeers. Children’s wishes, Santa’s letters, Singing carols, Christmas trees, Angels, and Anticipation Of wonder and Of happiness. Gatherings. Family and Friends celebrate A birth and the Allure of New beginnings In the New Year. Oodles of treats. Kiddies playing Guessing games Of…

The Secret

Grappling with the Busy daily grind, Too focussed With the Daily list of Must do this And should do that. Always and ever A battle to Do more, be more, And to have more. Forever rushing, Hurrying here Then, dashing there. No time to stop. Dare not stop: just Too much to do. Never mind…

Kookaburras Sing

This morning I awoke to the sound of kookaburras singing. Perched in a tree, or some other high-up place just beyond my bedroom window their full-throttle song so reminiscent of infectious, hearty laughter had me smiling instantly. I listened to the joyous notes until the song ended as abruptly as it had started. Then, the…