Here’s another of my articles from the Irish Examiner’s Feelgood. Anyone who is inclined to ignore the petrol warning light might relate to this one! During the visit of the Beast from the East I read many examples of kindness, including one lady who volunteered to visit a stranger’s mother in hospital as her daughter … More There I am in the paper #58
So here we go with number three among the five favourite posts I’ve ever written. When you read it you will understand why I say this is not an actual favourite as it’s content was difficult to share, however it marked a new beginning for me. Prior to writing this I’d only ever told one … More My favourites #3 Silence is the greatest enabler of abuse.
Todays second chance repost comes from the blog of Dancing thru years. In her email she tells me that she chose this post as it is one of her favourites, because it made her laugh. A pictoral commentary & proof that I’m a girl!! This is that “blog for another day” that I referred to in … More Second chance repost #8
I lived in silence for many years and no one heard me roar. This is an account of one such a day. As I walk the corridor of the hospital ward I am nursing on, I think I glimpse him in the distance. He turns the corner and is gone. A sharp pain of fright … More Silence is the greatest enabler of abuse.
It is that time of year, when we look back, analyse and wonder. When we look forward, dream and plan. What a year 2013 has been. In some ways it was a magical time. Imagine this time last year I had never written publicly. I didn’t know what a blog was, and my outlet for … More That was the year that was.
Is it a blog with a lot of followers? Or is it one with a huge number of pageviews? Does it matter how many unique visitors your get? Or is it more important to have many readers returning? I sometimes wonder “What is success for a blogger?” My blog is now nine months old, with … More What is a successful blog?
Do you wish in times of trouble, that you knew what tomorrow may bring? Do you wish away the hours? or hope that tomorrow never comes? Do you sit by the phone for news? or while away the days wondering? Do you make promises with a God, or do you send divine messages to the … More In times of trouble what do you do?
I feel unwell. I am not physically sick, but my body is full of imaginings. My heart is racing, my stomach is upset, and I have a blinding headache. Up to a few minutes ago I was okay. I was feeling happy, and even a little relieved. Then my big strong son, who will always … More Results!
Today you woke up as usual ready to greet another day. For most or you today will not be one you will ever recall. For us we will never forget it. As I sit here an amazing journey is beginning. Somewhere many miles away in the United States, a young woman is leaving her home … More Today is THE day.
Daily Prompt: Stranger in a Strange Land. Every time I see an immigrant, struggling to speak English here, I think “This could be their story”. It is a story I first read years ago in our local paper. It is a story I have never forgotten. The narrator was a mother of one child. She … More Seeking sanctuary.