Ash Wednesday Meanderings

Today begins Lent; today is the time to put away frivolity and fun – or is it? One of the verses found in today’s Mass is “Beware of practicing your piety before others in order to be seen by them: for then you have no reward from your Father in heaven. (Mt 6:1) It would appear the thought of frivolity and fun then is appropriate.  We…

With thanks, from my yogi

Now is what you choose There was a time when you thought you could change the world. You were right, and you still are. There was a time when you knew that life was filled with limitless possibilities. It still is, and so are you. Perhaps you’re dismayed that so much time has passed without much noticeable progress. Yet the longer you’ve waited to move…

Help Love Transfusion Help Others

Received a note on Facebook about a little boy called Gaven who is one today.  His picture just made me go “Ohhhh..what a cutie”.  It is his birthday today, so please send prayers his way.  He has ATRT brain cancer, diagnosed in December 2011)  If you go to Facebook you can click Like – and they say it is like giving him a hug. God…

Death – Three Times and You Are Done

I was reminded last night of my Great Grandmother’s belief that a person dies three times – not to mention  her subtle request to always keep her memory alive. Busha (Polish I believe for grandmother – at least that is what we were led to believe and a reason I myself refuse to be called Busha by my four-year old grandson) told me a person dies first when  their physical body  expires.  Their second…

A 103 year old Optimist

If you are ever having one of those days when you think you cannot go on – stop and think of a lovely lady I will call Mrs. H.! She survived the Great Depression.  She survived World War II in Germany.  She survived leaving everything behind in Germany and immigrating to the United States – legally mind you! She survived being widowed very young with…