Tag: #good

What will you miss?

What will you miss?
I went for a walk on my lunch break earlier this week, and I walked past my old apartment. My three daughters and I lived there for 11 years, moving in when they were only 5, 7 and 9 years old. It was small for us, but for me it was a wonderful home. I... Read more »

Life is a complex matter

Life is a complex matter
What is your favorite quote or saying? I love inspirational quotes, and even have a few Pinterest Boards that I share them on. It is challenging to choose just one; however, this quote by Walt Disney resonated with me during normal life, but especially now at this time. He was quoted as saying, “I always like... Read more »

Please don't lose hope

Please don't lose hope
I read this quote, “Where flowers bloom, so does hope.” So many people I know have been laid off, and are not sure when they will be back to work. A friend of mine lost her brother-in-law to COVID-19. People are scared; people are sad. People I know say they are drinking every day because... Read more »
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Quiet your mind with me today!

Quiet your mind with me today!
I have been practicing meditation for many years. I started out just trying different ways until I found what works best for me. I often do it quietly before bed, yet other times I do a walking meditation or use a prerecorded one. If thoughts enter in, I don’t resist it. I just gently move... Read more »

Where can you find the good today?

Where can you find the good today?
I know things feel scary and people are worried. I am too. I followed the guidelines and precautions and stayed home all weekend except for a 20-minute walk today and felt the weight of the news and social media posts with each step. As I walked though I noticed the sun was shining and the... Read more »

“A good friend is a connection to life”

As I look at this picture with my two childhood best friends, I wonder where the time has gone. How has forty years really flown by in just an instant? I try to remember when the last time that I saw either of them was, and I realize that don’t I know much about their... Read more »
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Where is the weirdest place you exercised?

Where is the weirdest place you exercised?
The snow was not supposed to start until later today, so I thought that I would have plenty of time after work. It came early so as I finished working at 4pm, I headed outside to get my steps in. I had decided that I needed to make getting healthy a goal this year. I... Read more »

250 posts of connection

250 posts of connection
I have written 250 posts for ChicagoNow since I started in September of 2016. Although there have been changes with this platform, I am grateful for the outreach to share my voice and thoughts. There have been months that I wrote a couple of articles a week, and other times when I barely wrote two.... Read more »

What’s in a name anyway?

As I was listening to B96 on the radio last week, the hosts Gabe and Nina were talking about names and discussing the most common one in your phone contact list. A brief look at my phone today told me a couple of things. One, I need to delete some old contacts, and two Jennifer/Jenny and... Read more »
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What Do You Promise To Do?

What Do You Promise To Do?
What are you doing this weekend? How do you spend your free time? I have time on my hands since I am no longer working two jobs, and I am done taking more college classes, for now. My daughters are grown and are busy with their own lives. I do love reading and watching movies, and... Read more »