Always More Springs

“That is one good thing about this world…there are always sure to be more springs.”
― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea

There will always be more springs. There is always hope, always sunshine after the storm. Spring is just one on Mother Nature’s way of reminding us of this important truth.

Highly Sensitive People

“Highly sensitive people are too often perceived as weaklings or damaged goods. To feel intensely is not a symptom of weakness, it is the trademark of the truly alive and compassionate. It is not the empath who is broken, it is society that has become dysfunctional and emotionally disabled. There is no shame in expressing your authentic feelings. Those who are at times described as being a ‘hot mess’ or having ‘too many issues’ are the very fabric of what keeps the dream alive for a more caring, humane world. Never be ashamed to let your tears shine a light in this world.” ― Anthon St. Maarten

New Life

We recently welcomed new life into our home in the form of two kittens. Their names are Lizzie and Beth. There are a few people who think we are a little crazy. Kittens at our age?

But these little bundles of energy are exactly what we needed. Living in a “senior” community we are surrounded by sickness and death along with people who believe that is not only inevitable, but normal. The energy, playfulness and sheer joy of our “girls” is what we need to remember that life goes on even after loss and sadness.

On this Resurrection Sunday we are reminded of the meaning of the resurrection of Jesus. Light overcomes darkness. Life overcomes death. Love overcomes fear. May we walk in this truth. Amen.

Rebels and Renegades

The world often sees rebels and renegades as groups of violent, angry people attempting to over throw the government or current social conventions or norms. Look the words up in the dictionary and that is pretty much what you will find.

But I would like to suggest that we can be rebels or renegades by simply being as the Bible says, “in the world but not of they world.” When we reject the worldly fight for power and wealth at all costs and live simple lives of peace, love and joy the world might see as a dangerous rebels and renegades. Or they might simply ignore us as those crazy people who don’t understand that we have to fight for what we want. But we are following Jesus. Let us follow and let us stand.

Your Value Doesn’t Diminsh

“I don’t care how old you are—fifty, sixty, or seventy. Your value doesn’t diminish with each birthday.” ― Bonnie Marcus, Not Done Yet!: How Women Over 50 Regain Their Confidence and Claim Workplace Power

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