Category Archives: Hope

For the greater good, could I do it?

After one month of marriage, the police arrive at her door.  Her husband had been charged with aggravated sexual assault and kidnapping and there was no mistake because he turned himself in.  She shouldn’t have been overly surprised, of course, … Continue reading

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An Important Reminder

Yesterday, a co-worker and friend of mine posted the following message on his Face Book page.  It is heartfelt living proof that we must slow down and take the time to appreciate those who are most important to us.  Too … Continue reading

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Who will we meet at the fork in the road?

We just never know where each fork in the road, each seemingly insignificant decision, is going to take us, nor all the great people we’re going to meet along the way. I’m not a great long-term planner—never have been—rather ironic … Continue reading

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The Magic of Christmas

There are so many things I could write about today especially considering recent events, but now is not the right time. Today is a day to muster up the strength for tomorrow and then more so for the New Year. … Continue reading

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The “C” Word

“Merry Christmas” – there I said it – the most feared “C” word this time of year. I have to admit, I’m getting a little upset at the lack of “Christmas” in Christmas. I’m not one to stand on the … Continue reading

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A beautiful gift.

Earlier this week we found out that we may be returning to court tentatively on December 22nd.   Melissa Todorovic is applying to stay in the youth facility rather than going to an adult facility when she turns 20 next month. … Continue reading

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Can you forgive?

Tis the season, right? To forgive, or to at least revisit that place we find so hard to go.  We all have people or things in our lives that could use a little forgiveness; people we feel have wronged us, … Continue reading

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When Christmas isn’t joyful.

A week or so ago I was running some errands, the final stop, to buy some wine for an upcoming dinner party.  In happy contemplation of a lovely evening to come, I was lost in pleasant thoughts trying to decide … Continue reading

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The Best Defence Against Bullying

In the Globe and Mail yesterday there was an article “The Best Defence Against Bullying”, just one of many lately in the papers.  It was a bit different, with the focus on the bystanders rather than the victim or the … Continue reading

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The Ties that Bind.

Often, losing someone can make us stop and appreciate those who remain and many times those relationships become enriched.  This isn’t true in all cases, but for the most part, I don’t think it’s much of a stretch to make … Continue reading

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