Tomorrow it will be May, the month of Mother’s Day.
An internet search tells me that Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May in 70 countries around the world, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Ethiopia, India, Japan, and here in the USA. In still more countries, Mother’s Day is celebrated on a different date or in a slightly different way, like Korea’s Parents Day. It seems that honoring moms is pretty universal.
Yet there are those who miss someone on a holiday like Mother’s Day.
Continue reading Mother’s Day: Blessing those who miss someone
The blog today won’t be for everyone. If it’s not, then there are lots of other ways to bless your someone. On the home page, scroll down to the Categories menu and reach out in a way that is meaningful to you!
However, the gift of conversation is a great blessing. And if faith conversation sparks an interest when you think about reaching out, then in my experience your someone may greatly appreciate your prayers and your openness to discussing faith during times of serious difficulty. Continue reading Faith Conversations
As mentioned in a blog last August, there are endless paperwork tasks in our lives today, and the piles of paper only multiply when we are out of work, visiting the doctor, or taking care of a funeral. Consequently, there are many ways you might provide much-needed service on paper, if that’s your thing.
The previous blog provided a simple start with gathering everything into one place. Today’s blog isn’t any fancier. Continue reading Another Paperwork Blessing: Inventories
In my previous blog, you can read about several ways that memoirs can be a blessing. Today, I’ll share a few examples.
Continue reading Three Memoirs
From almost the day after I was widowed, I’ve been reading memoirs. Other widows kept me company with their stories. Over the years since then, I have ventured into memoirs on writing, empty nesting, aging, different losses, other challenging experiences.
Continue reading Reading Memoirs
Blogs can be a go-to resource when a sudden crisis affects someone in your world. You may hear about a job loss, cancer diagnosis, or death in the family and do a quick search for the best way to reach out.
Even better? Plan ahead for success. Your future can be less stressful and more fulfilling when you have examined yourself, considered lots of ideas, and figured out a plan in advance.
The start of a New Year is the perfect time to commit to making a plan. Continue reading A New Year’s Resolution, or… A Plan For Blessing Others
I have been amazed at the ways laughter can emerge amidst even the most difficult of circumstances.
Don’t be afraid of a little humor even during serious situations. Continue reading Blessing With Humor
Last week, I celebrated my 20th blog post. I had an extra Diet Dr. Pepper and said wahoo, or something like that. Kidding aside, it was a milestone for me, something I’d looked ahead to as a sign of a “real” blogger. Continue reading Celebrate: 20th Blog Post
Blessing someone will often immediately bring one question to mind: What meal can I deliver? However, here’s a stumper:
Sometimes Nothing Sounds Good
Lately I’ve been in several conversations about lack of appetite. Continue reading Kitchen Creativity: When nothing tastes good
You may have run into this already — or you may be afraid of it — but sometimes you will need to say No. We don’t want to disappoint our someone or to negate anything we’ve already done, but here’s a reminder:
NO can actually be a helpful word. Continue reading Saying No