Ann’s Choice

When I was 16 years old, I had a boyfriend, David, with an incredible mom that made a lifelong impact on me. One afternoon I was invited to a cookout at the backyard of their house in Dallas, and David’s dad was there as well. I had never seen a divorced couple on good terms…

Holding Flowers

She could have tossed the broken pieces away swept up the shards and let it be over and done with But that just wasn’t her kind of way She picked up every piece laid them down then one by one placed them back in best way she could a little bit of super glue a…

Travel Bug

Oh, how she wished for the time to come that she could go instead of dream pack her bags and fly off to see and be part of an adventure taste and touch treasure hunt dive headfirst into the blue-green surf find a cabin in the neck of the woods spend the morning hiking and…

Anticipation and Gratitude

I come out here surrounded by my favorite things and I open my heart anticipation come what may bring my life  what it needs surprise me with generosity butterflies and blooms kindred spirits  words that come tumbling I will begin each day filled this way with anticipation and I will come again in the evening…

This Is What It Looks Like

I hear it all the time, ” You don’t look your age,” and I have always just smiled and took it for a compliment but yesterday I got to thinking .. and I realized something about what that meant. This is what it looks like. There ya go. That is it.   Isn’t this something that…

Happiness

Paulo Coelho-  “Happiness is getting rid of the unnecessary” I find such wisdom in this sentence..such freedom in a few well chosen words and such a desire to follow through on it. Happiness is indeed getting ride of the unnecessary.  I look in my closet- clothes I don’t love, shoes I never wear and I…

Anyways

she got the news long awaited much desired unbelievable tears filled her eyes rolled down her face and she wrapped her arms around herself letting her heart believe that all the things that came to be were finally going  to have a purpose far beyond what she  used to believe She felt the joy of…