Tag: #relationships

Words in a China Shop

My mom had a saying: Don’t be a bull in a china shop. Nowadays there are not so many china shops around, but you get the picture. She was advising against going into tight, delicate situations and moving through them clumsily and aggressively. Also, sometimes when we were […]

Ownership

Last summer, I heard a loud persistent peeping under the open living room window. There in the grass was a fledgling robin on the cusp of being old enough to fly. In fact, it wouldn’t surprise me if he’s able to fly today. The fledgling’s feathers were still […]

A Beautiful Moment

Some moments separate us from each other and some bring us together. Here’s one that drew me closer to someone who had been a stranger. There were so many moments of beauty during this latest trip to Mexico. We rode the city bus most days. One time – […]

Heartbreaking and Healing

I’ve been living in Grandma’s house for twelve years now. Where does the time go? It seems like moments ago that I was lying in bed in Calgary at 3:00 a.m. worrying about how I was going to afford the kingly sum of $32,000 I’d just paid for […]

Online Living

Last week I took a 24-hour break from social media. Now for me, this is pretty big. I actively post on three sites and a few others less often. I dream about posting; I dream about having my Facebook page liked or unliked; I dream about gaining Twitter […]

Squabbling Over a Seed

At dinner the other night, my auntie and uncle told me about their recent experience of watching one sparrow brutally kill another. It reminded me of this post I wrote a while back. The backyard was full of twittering birds. All three feeders were full of seed, and […]

Never Again

When it comes right down to it, no matter what anyone does to us, we’re in control of our own feelings and mostly in control of our actions. Recently I was reminded of a time several years ago when I allowed someone to treat me horribly and I, […]