Pay it forward. Make the world a little better
Community caring rock garden, near Carson Grove Elementary School, Ottawa
Small acts of kindness can pay large dividends. Those who give these small acts may not be aware of all their effects. But they can create ripples of goodwill down the road.
I like to run in the morning, before my kids wake up. Calms my mind. Exercise . . .
I AM GRATEFUL
I am grateful for my mistakes,
anxieties and fears
they give rise to my courage,
for those I hold dear
I am grateful for having
been broken, in pain
so hope can rebuild,
dissolve all the blame
I am grateful to be alive;
my next breath fills my lungs
I am grateful to feel old
and also feel young
I am grateful in every . . .
SHE MAKES MUFFINS and pancakes, boys read at kitchen table. Cat suns herself by patio door. Mush, mush, she mixes ingredients in stainless steel mixing bowl, green plastic mixing bowl to her right. She reads recipe on top of microwave. Grabs some things out of fridge, crunch crunch, cracks eggs. . . .
There was a cool breeze that day one May on the Thirsty Moose patio. Traffic whizzed by every now and then. My wife and kids had gone to the bathroom. I sat at the table with my mother-in-law.
She reminded me how lucky I am to be married to her daughter.
Yes, I am very fortunate. Thank you for raising such a wonderful person.. . .
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Find someone to trust. People will help
IT IS POSSIBLE
It is possible to live a good life.
I know you may not think so right now. I know it's hard to even get out of bed sometimes, let alone hold down a job or raise a family, to even take care of yourself. You might even find it hard to look someone in the eye, . . .
Heroes don't need to fix things. They support their loved ones in their growth and healing
What I hope for you, maybe the greatest thing that a father can hope for his son, is that one day you will become a father yourself. And then you will know how much I truly love you.
– Henry Allen, to his son, Barry, in an episode of The Flash.
WHEN I THINK OF BEING A FATHER and everything that means, I also think of being . . .
We do more things. We have less time
Image: Kolbjørn Skarpnes & Rita Elmkvist Nilsen / NTNU & Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience. Shared under Creative Commons license
2020. A new year, a new decade. It sounds so futuristic to me! I remember when I was my older son's age, it was 1985. I was walking to school thinking what the world would . . .