A young woman I know just lost her mother. Suddenly and tragically. Another young woman I know just lost her mother to breast cancer. Those sad losses made me realize that though I lost my parents, I was so very fortunate to have had them in my life for as many years as I did. They were a constant presence in my life until they slipped away. I know my grief is different from those young ladies, but grief is grief, pain is pain, hurt is hurt. Sometimes it’s difficult to know what to do or say to help a grieving friend, but I have a few suggestions, speaking from experience. Continue reading “How to Help A Grieving Friend”
If you’re a girl, you know exactly what I’m talking about here. You probably have mornings where you stand in your closet, and look at all your clothes, crammed in there, and realize you have nothing to wear. And yes, I still do that on occasion. That’s where Stitch Fix helps! (Be sure to read this entire post, I have a HUGE surprise for you! Continue reading “My Favorite Casual Stitch Fix Styles…and a Giveaway!”
Have you ever had such a good time with friends that you laughed so hard it hurt? You know that kind of laughter that’s almost cathartic? That almost makes you cry? Heck, you might even snort. Not me of course, I never snort. Much. Well, I just experienced that at a girls’ night out with a group of my long-time girlfriends.Because of our move, I don’t see them as much as I used to. But somehow, we just pick up and carry on as if nothing has changed. I’m so fortunate to have these friends, and it made me think about the importance of friendships in our midlife years. Continue reading “Girlfriends and Grace…The Importance of Friendship in Midlife”
Give thanks to the God of heaven,For His lovingkindness (graciousness, mercy, compassion) endures forever.
November – The season of Thanksgiving and counting our blessings. Do you remember Thanksgiving when you were a little one in school? The little turkeys you traced with the outline of your hands, the pilgrim hats and feasts at school…and then writing down what we were thankful for? Maybe we should take ourselves back to that simpler time. And just be thankful. Continue reading “Gratitude – The Key to Living a Joyful Midlife”