Everyday Faith

Once in a while, usually while I’m driving, I reflect on the everyday faith that all of us have in others. Imagine for a moment that no one is following the rules of road on the highway. All the cars just go anywhere they want. Never seen that? Neither have I. I continue to have faith in others–that they will follow the rules and do the right thing. Seems like a small thing, but it isn’t really....
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Mindfulness, or How to Stop Having Senior Moments

Ever walk into another room in your house to do something and totally forget what you came to do? Sure you have. And what do you and everyone else call that? Senior moment, right? I have news for you. Long before I became a senior, I had these so-called senior moments. Lots of them. And no, I wasn’t “developmentally delayed.” I was actually considered quite bright for my age. I think there is...
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Grandma’s Prayer Book

Did you ever think about the powerless feeling of being confined to a nursing home? I didn’t think so. Most of us give as little thought as possible to this idea. Today my hairdresser told me this amazing story. Her husband’s grandmother was living in a nursing home, feeling very powerless, when an idea struck her. I’m not sure whose idea it was—maybe hers, maybe one of her children. She hit on...
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Living for the Kids?

Before I had grandchildren, it was hard to imagine how attached I would become to the little darlings (same for my kids actually). I liked other people’s kids and grandkids, but I could take them or leave them. Now that I have them, I can totally relate to “living for the kids”–grandkids, that is. For me, the grandkids, both in their presence and their absence, remind me of my own children and...
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Sic Transit Gloria Tuesday

Gloria Steinem is turning 80 on March 25. Remember Gloria (This is what 50 looks like)? Every decade she has repeated the mantra. And what do you suppose she is doing to celebrate this birthday? Did you say “Riding elephants in Botswana?” Well, you would be correct. Gloria has long been one of my idols. She has been beautiful at all ages, so articulate and always for the cause of women...
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Never Too Late To Bloom

Never Too Late To Bloom