Once or twice a week a couple of friends and I go for a walk. It is quite a long trek of about 8km, off the beaten track. This walk has become a huge part of our friendship. Prior to December 2012 we walked this walk with no real cares. We chatted about family, relationships, … More Walking through grief.
If you wish to contribute a letter to my upcoming “series of letters”, here are a few guidelines. Quite a number of people have asked what sort of letter, what are the rules and how do they send it to me? Firstly any letter can be featured. It could be a letter to a first … More Guidelines for contributing a letter to “A series of letters”.
Today is a day of reflection. The last day of the year. I decided to use it to look back, on this my very first year as a blogger. I began to blog late January, and have posted almost daily since then. As I re read some of my posts today, I must say I … More My most viewed posts of 2013.
This week I really struggled to find Christmas. I could see and hear it everywhere. The increase in traffic, the crowds in the shops and the songs on the radio. Yes Christmas was evident everywhere but in my heart. However I have been actively trying to push past this feeling as it is at odds … More Searching for Christmas.
Is it really better to have loved and lost? Is the pain of grief really worth the love? If the death was long and painful was the life worth living? Since my young pals death two weeks ago I have wondered this. Can all the fun and games we had in life, all the laughter … More Is it better to have loved and lost?
Last Monday my youngest who has dyslexia came home from school and as usual sat down to begin her homework. “Mum, don’t forget to sign my tests”, she says. “No problem darling”, I say, “how did you get on?”. “Well Mom, I think it was an all time low”, she replies, in a tone which … More Life after Death.
I have really tried to write today. However I have trashed it all. It’s Christmas time and I am just not able to write about anything, but the sadness I feel for my friend on the loss of her lovely son. So in order to spare you my misery I am going to do a … More More than words can ever say.
Is worry your constant companion? Most who know me think I am a relatively laid back person. However even though I don’t really “do stress” I still worry. I can remember even as a child worrying. I worried about small things, like friends, fitting in, homework and tests. As a teenager I continued to worry. … More Count your blessings not your worries.
Am I back? Will I finish this post? Or will it be trashed like every post I’ve written since the young warrior died? What will this post be about? The title, whatever it is will be decided when I finish… if I finish. As I begin to type, I remember a regular comment made about … More Life is short. Do not miss Christmas.
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