Tag: #people

Do you keep a journal?

Do you keep a journal?
My first experience with journaling came when I was around nine or ten years old with a little locked diary to write my daily thoughts. It is a practice I have continued through my entire life. What once was a log or record of my day has evolved and become so much more. Often I... Read more »

Nothing can replace a hug

Nothing can replace a hug
When we were first issued the stay-at-home order here in Chicago, Illinois, in many ways, my life felt the same as before the coronavirus pandemic. As more time passes by, though, I am reminded how so much my life and other’s lives have really changed. I do have a roof over my head, food on... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

What are you doing for fun?

What are you doing for fun?
A hobby is defined as an activity done regularly in one’s leisure time for pleasure, so what are you doing during this social isolation for fun? I have off work until Tuesday, so I know I will spend time on social media, reading, and watching TV, but I also want to feel good, have fun... 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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What is the #DecadeChallenge?

What is the #DecadeChallenge?
So many people are posting photos from the end of 2009 and now in 2019 for the #DecadeChallenge. Last month, I joined in also posting a fun picture of my mom, my sister and I together; however, I have been thinking about it ever since. What was I doing and where was I ten years... Read more »

I can be a difference maker and so can you too!

I can be a difference maker and so can you too!
Sometimes I feel like what I do doesn’t matter. I try to be a supportive mom, a caring daughter and a positive person to others, but most days I feel like it is not enough. Maybe everyone has this deep desire to make a difference and to be a person of action and change, but... Read more »

Is today a self-ish or self-less day?

Is today a self-ish or self-less day?
Today is Mother’s day; I am a mother, and I have a mother still here with me. I know that I am lucky for both of those facts since many people I know have experienced the death of their mother and quite a few people I know are struggling or have struggled with infertility. The... Read more »
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Do you spend one on one time with your kids?

Do you spend one on one time with your kids?
When I was a single parent to three young daughters, I craved time alone with each of them. I loved doing things all together and I still do, but it can be challenging. There is and was definitely more group surface conversations and then there were even disagreements about what to do or where to... Read more »