A Special Person

I’ve always struggled with self confidence.
Growing up under the influence of an overbearing father
left me struggling to appreciate my uniqueness
and my talents.
There are very few people in my life that have helped me
to see past the verbal abuse as lovingly as my
maternal grandfather.
My grandfather died decades ago
but his kind words and
warm thoughts are helping me even today.
Is there a special someone in your life?
If that person is still among the living,
then let them know how you feel.
The act of sharing those thoughts will
warm your heart and theirs.
Food for thought...
Fiber Art By Cindy Anderson

 

Next Time

Every now and then
the reality
of
my
age
hits me.
It reminds me
of
all
the
next times
I
will
never
experience.
The next times
are
the
events
or
opportunities
I
passed
over
thinking
that
I
would
do
them
sometime
in
the
future.
This
moment
of
soul
searching
energizes my spirit
and
provides the encouragement
I
need
to make
each
day
count.
Don’t wait for next time,
DO
IT
NOW!

Food for thought

Fiber Art By Cindy Anderson

Social Distancing via the Bakery

It’s a dreary, cold, wet day in May and I am sitting at my kitchen table waiting for my timer to go off while my oven bakes the last pan of chocolate chip cookies. This might not sound too unusual to most of you because you probably make it a habit to bake treats for your family. In our household we typically avoid having cookies and the like on hand because we try to avoid the extra calories. But his social distancing has me doing things I haven’t done in years.

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

To counteract the excess calories I have been taking my sweet, sweet Sadie on regular Burley walks around the neighborhood. She has become so accustomed to hearing the sound of my shoes being added to me feet that I barely have to announce my intentions. She typically makes her presence known in very short order.

Sadie and her Burley

So that’s one small glimpse of my activities while practicing social distancing; now share something about yours!