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
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
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
Fall in the Northern Hemisphere officially starts at 9:54 p.m. EDT on Saturday, September 22, 2018. Continue reading Change of Season — The perfect time to pitch in
For those who are inclined to “do something” — not content to sit around chatting or to simply drop off a gift — you likely have an ability or interest that can bless someone. Continue reading So Much Paper — Where could I start?
I’ve been spending every day with grandkids for a month or more, so when it came time to decide on a blog topic, naturally kids were on my mind. Continue reading Blessing the Kids
Programs in general can be a shared experience, and watching a film that portrays an afterlife, in particular, can open up conversation about your someone’s worries. Continue reading Imagining an Afterlife: Movies From the 1930s
If you are searching for something to “do together” as your favorite way of reaching out to your someone, then a movie or an episode of a favorite program can be a low-key, relaxing way to spend a couple of hours together.
Continue reading Watching Programs Together
There is something simple and honest about a child, so that a child’s affection, however brief, makes all of us feel blessed. Continue reading Kids Can Contribute to Blessing Others
Ever since our childhood days of building forts, passwords have been designed for secrecy, admitting only the one who has the secret code. Continue reading Someone DOES Need to Know Your Password