A Moment In Time

I have always been a very sentimental person. I hate goodbyes, and I hate change. I don’t like the feeling of nostalgia, and I have this never-ending fear that I am going to forget moments that I don’t appreciate enough. When I was younger, nothing made me sadder than...

What Happened To Christmas?

I don’t know about you, but for me, the Christmas Season was always filled with a spirit of peace, joy, love, and goodwill toward all.  As a small child I would anxiously wait for the season to begin.  There was always so much magic in the air.  No matter where you...

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

My favorite Christmas song is “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.” I remember mentioning it to my mother once and she was genuinely surprised that I would pick such a secular song as my favorite, but it has been my favorite for the whole of my adult life and...

CHRISTMAS IS FOR GIVING

WHAT’S IN YOUR DECEMBER 24th’s BAG OF GIFTS Christmas is for giving. It’s that time of year when our thoughts become frenzied and our minds turn into whirligigs. Tony wants a three wheel bike, Nita’s asking for a new doll with a fashionable wardrobe and Joe will be...

Expressions of Love

“A lot of ways to love you Teach me through your eyes What is needed for you? Needed in your life”- Kehlani Lately, I have been thinking a lot about love languages and how they relate not only romantically, but also in every relationship. I have found that people want...

The Roller Coaster I Did Not Agree to Ride

Every day I feel like I’m fighting with myself on how to not become (more) cynical.  2019 is almost over, and while it kind of feels like it flew by, it also kind of feels like it was the longest roller coaster that I straight-up never agreed to ride. Like, yes,...

The Grief and Unease of Realizing Your Parents Are Aging

There is a time in all of our lives where we go from being taken care of (by our parents) to the role of caretaker.  There’s a sometimes-jarring moment of “I’m not the kid anymore” that can correspond with the realization that they’ll grow to be more dependent on...

A Voice Interrupted

Your voice is something you probably take for granted.  You use it from the moment to wake up until the moment to go to sleep.  You use it to communicate. To convey your emotions, get your point across and get what you want.  You may not necessarily...

Grateful for Gratitude

‘Tis the season to be jolly, fa la la la la’…. wait, I am getting ahead of myself.  The onslaught of holiday merriments that can be found in every store and every commercial has us rushing right by one of the best holidays! Slow down, people.  Drop...