That’s what the little drummer boy said when told he was going to meet Jesus. The story is a great lesson on what a gift really is regardless of your religious beliefs. The little drummer boy was poor, held no currency and was in the lowest social strata at the time. Yet he did have a gift. It was his ability to play the drum. This is what he gave, in the story, to the … [Read more...] about I have no gift to bring – Parumpapapum
It is easy to see how even I can view depression as a scam people perpetrate on themselves and others. Break your leg, it is obvious. Toothache? We all know it’s time to go to the dentist. No energy for months at a time, forcing yourself to do what you must to get through the day? Just get it together. I’ve heard it all over the years. We don't choose to be depressed. … [Read more...] about Depression Isn’t a Choice
I thought I would have time to write. In my mind, I had a photo of my "Williamsburg" centerpiece all decorated. In the past 20 years, I have made one every Christmas. This year, so far, it is an empty board with a bunch of short nails hammered into it to hold the different kinds of fruit I fill it with. The base is covered with pine needles. I clip small branches and … [Read more...] about Self-care may mean not writing today
Sometimes I’ve just got to “write things down.” I write things and leave out details about others. The truth is, I am only writing from my perspective about how I feel as events unfold in my life. It is not fair to bring other people into it because they have a right to their own privacy. The bottom line is this blog is my way of working out my relationship with … [Read more...] about What’s the point of writing?
This year, getting in the holiday spirit is not automatic. Traditionally, I have been all over the holidays. The traditions, getting together with family, getting out decorations has been enjoyable. When the kids were smaller, they helped fuel the excitement of the season. Christmas is on autopilot, and I am going through the motions. There have been several … [Read more...] about It doesn’t feel like “7 more shopping days” until Christmas