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
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
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
So, you’ve decided you’re not going to make the mistake of doing nothing this time. You’ve committed to reaching out and here is your chance: Continue reading Beginning a Conversation With Someone Who is Struggling
Every once in a while, I travel to the small town where my husband is buried. Almost every visit means that in one place or another — a gas station, a bakery, a hotel, a shop — someone will ask me the question: So what brings you to town?
Continue reading So what brings you to town? An unexpectedly risky question
For those of you considering reaching out via greeting cards — whether setting up a plan to reach out regularly on a meaningful anniversary, or becoming more spontaneous when you notice life changes around you, or even being very casual about sending greetings at random times — you may start to worry about what you might say.
Continue reading 12 Things I’ve Learned From Greeting Cards… and Their Senders (part 2)