Tag Archives: Joy

Catbird

I love the early morning sky as I listen to the bird songs and watch the colors of the day emerge from the rosy/fiery sunrise into the clear blueness of the day. But last night at 2:45am, albeit technically morning, … Continue reading

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Regifting Love

  Holidays can be difficult when we are missing someone special and can be especially loaded with emotional memories. These memories are gifts of love left for us to savor. When I was very much a child without funds to … Continue reading

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the crash mat

I have a patient who fell out of bed last week; her caregivers would only allow a crash mat to cushion the blow if she fell again. This patient is developmentally delayed, and perhaps one of the most open and … Continue reading

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Two days with the Angels

It is 4:44am and I wonder why I am awake, it is the time of Angels.  The Angel number sequence 444 means you have nothing to fear for Angels are all about. And so I write of my most recent … Continue reading

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ORBS

Today I worked in hospice.  My first patient had been up all night with what is called “terminal restlessness”. It is not uncommon among the dying.  Her caregiver, her granddaughter reported she was “awake” through the night holding conversations with … Continue reading

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Angels over Paris

I have few words of my own today as I pray for my French friends…and so this seems fitting. This was first printed in Paris in 1912,  aka “St. Francis Prayer” Seigneur, faites de moi un instrument de votre paix. … Continue reading

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Ode to Joy

It has been said that happiness is something you choose. In our culture we have the “right” to pursue it. But I find that happiness is ephemeral at best, fleeting, elusive, and subject to circumstance. Certainly there are moments in … Continue reading

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