It was early evening.
We often played musical beds at bedtime because the younger children liked the security of a sibling or two falling asleep with them, especially when older brothers and sisters were still up and having fun. So it happened that I was laying down on Emily's bed nursing an infant while she played with my hair and sucked her thumb. Five-year-old David was almost asleep across the room. His breathing was slow and deep. The only other sound in the peaceful room came from a fan that created just enough white noise to drown out the other kid's voices.
David suddenly... Read More
In this chaotic world everything appears to be deceptive and people are not sure about life. They are susceptible to abrasive overtones of sundry emotions. These invasive emotions can cause havoc in anybody’s life. In the given chaotic scenario, love holds the power to make people sail through in life,with happiness. Those who are empowered with love are the blessed one.
Love has no shape and no confining angles of existence. In the mystical aura of love, human being is at the best. Love creates conditions for peaceful coexistence. Love draws two people together. Love generates goodwill.... Read More
When the words The Joy Of Mothering popped into my head as a title for my short stories it was like an epiphany for me because those few words verbalized my experience living with little people. The very existence of a joyful mother of nine children seems to confound people. However, it has been far from easy, rather it has been a long journey through confusion, guilt and public condemnation to reach the point where I can now shout loudly,
"This is my call, this is my vocation, this is my witness to the world."
After the birth of our fourth child, Michael and I struggled... Read More
Seems everyone wants to tell you what's right for you. What to do, what to say, what to wear, what to think, what to feel, where to go, where not to go, where you will find happiness, where you will find pain, why you "should" do this, why you "shouldn't" do that, who to like, who to trust, who to avoid, who is bad, who is good....the list goes on and on.
They don't want you to find your own answers, they want you to believe theirs. Personally I find this insulting. It is like they are saying... you are not capable of running your own life and making good choices. This is... Read More
Likewise, my children are compassionate vacuum cleaners as well, who attract other people's negative emotions. They are all aware that they learned this dysfunctional behaviour not only from observing Michael and me in action but also because they have inherited this trait from both of us.
This problem, The Vacuum Cleaner Syndrome, is a difficult disease to cure. As my daughter and fellow vacuum cleaner, Katie, asked during a family discussion,
" How can one vacuum cleaner help another vacuum cleaner?"
Four of us around the circle smiled and laughed at the... Read More
The fleeting dream that eludes many of us is happiness. We are running around, miserable in our insular little worlds, only catching glimpses of the world around us through dung coloured glasses.The solution to our dilemma is easy. Stop. Take off our mud coloured lenses. Look. Appreciate. A therapist would charge you hundreds of dollars to teach you how to do this, calling this method cognitive therapy. I will give you this key to happiness for free.
I heard of a fellow who hated his job.Unable to find another position, he finally decided to do something to change his apathy. After dragging... Read More
On a summer evening in July of 1969, Neil Armstrong placed his left, then his right foot on the surface of the moon humbly saying, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” Words which will forever be etched in history books and minds of all who heard them across the airwaves. Armstrong was our generations, Christopher Columbus, a true hero, and a man who surprisingly retired and walked into anonymity only two years after his historic flight. He often said in interviews that none of what he did “was about him, that he was only the tip of the arrow”, referencing the 400,000... Read More
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Barbara Mac, you is one very intelligent cookie. Just got your comment my friend. I have been stirring a few people lately, atheists/learned people included...people get upset even when you apologize. Okay girl. "Stupid human 'real hunter' variety, shot...
Could you please explain this to me, cause I just am not getting it? Hmmmm...Nice to see a post though, what ever happened to Rot In Hell? :)
Thank you carlwise, happy you enjoyed my article. :)