a few thoughts on being contained

So, I just love this plant.  I really do. I’ve had it for  more than 6 years. I could even figure out the exact number of days that I’ve had it in our home, because I remember the very day that I received it:  September 18th, 2008.  It’s an easy day to remember because it was the day that we gathered to say goodbye to my father in law. The plant was one of many that were given to myRead more

Weekly Photo Challenge ~ ‘Fresh’

Fresh out…this tree’s first leaf begins to emerge on it’s own from out of ‘nowhere’. Can’t help but love Spring. “New-ness” is good. Fresh starts are so appreciated. Love the visuals that Spring gives us that new beginnings are possible and can come from anywhere. We just have to look for them… and be willing to let go of the old stuff that needs to fade into the distance. Sometimes the letting go of the old, and letting go ofRead more

Never Forgotten

sometimes when we least expect it, we have little reminders of those we have lost Reminders that make us remember and smile, and appreciate the beauty that was not lost but that is just now hidden from our view Like forget-me-nots that emerge from the ground in the Spring these memories emerge from our hearts and we remember those who are never forgotten and appreciate the beauty of their presence in our lives even though they aren’t seen in fullRead more

SQUIRREL!!!

It’s really starting to scare me.  No joke.  I get distracted so easily.  It happened the other day,  time after time after time, as I worked with my students in the classroom.  I work with many students who have attention deficits.   And behavior issues.  And emotional needs.  And learning disabilities.  And physical challenges.  And I love my job.  But the mix lately has been difficult and I feel like the dog in the movie “Up”  (see link below) aRead more