LOVE over Hate

I still LOVE PEOPLE in general. I resist hate. My heart is heavy because of those who are lost and confused, but I cannot let hate win. I AM focused on making a positive contribution to this world. I was created to be a light and for GOOD. Yet some have allowed their light to…

Sunday Sonnet!

Originally posted on Autumn Ambles:
🦋 Speak to me gently when Life’s Light burns low And hope of new tomorrows starts to fade, I cannot bear to hear, ‘I told you so’, Much less to have another me upbraid; No need past failings, oversights recount, Nor nourish feelings fountain of regret; Too easily fine words…

The butterfly and a tender heart…

Today, one of my middle school students found a butterfly with a wounded wing. She walked around with that butterfly cupped in her hands protecting it for a long time. When the bell rang, it was time to come in to my classroom.  Initially, my thoughts were, “… my goodness she’s going to bring a…

It’s a good thing…

I just saw this featured meme on Twitter and it made me think about my philosophy on meeting people.  My husband and close friends have often commented about my inability to go places without talking to strangers (people in my midst).  Whether it is a grocery store, gas station, parking lot, etc., I am always…

An Act of Kindness Made My Day!

My friend/co-worker (Social Studies Teacher) brought me a homemade lunch yesterday.  It was smoked ribs with amazing seasoning and baked beans.  She took extra care and added garnishment. The remainder of the day, I kept thinking about how kind she is.  Her thoughtfulness made me feel special.  It made me want to do something nice…