Category Archives: Positive thoughts

The Grace of Gratitude

The “honour killings” of four women (the youngest 13 years old)  in 2009 was what began a conversation about gratitude with a girlfriend of mine last night.  The reality that we, with all the dysfunction that is family life, never … Continue reading

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The Joy of Silence

I returned home yesterday after some time away to do some writing and it was probably the first time, in almost 4 years, that I was alone with Stefanie. One of the things I did as a survival technique was … Continue reading

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What losing your child to murder leaves in its wake.

Fear, insecurity, anxiety, trepidation, nervousness etc… Yesterday I had the good fortune to have a day for myself. My mother wanted to have Grace (3) for a special day with “grandma” which meant after I dropped her off, I was … Continue reading

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What possible silver lining could there be?

As some of you may know, my husband and I adopted two precious little girls from China since Stefanie’s death. (If you’re interested in knowing what it was like, feel free to visit my adoption blog at www.5xmum2b.blogspot.com.) The first … Continue reading

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Always reaching for the next best thing.

Why are we always wishing our lives away, waiting for whatever it is we think will satisfy us or make us happy?  Some times we need to be reminded to stop and smell the roses. When what feels like all … Continue reading

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Being Positive (part 2)

This comment from “Being Positive” is fantastic: I’ve been thinking more about this post, Patricia, in conjunction with learning about the weekend death from cancer of someone I knew slightly. There is an individual who worked hard to create problems … Continue reading

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Being Positive

Someone posted on Facebook how depressing reading it can be because lately it’s all negative. So, I’m vowing to return to my original goal of being more uplifting and positive. Yesterday I ended up in an establishment that I promised … Continue reading

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Laughter – Natures Secret Weapon.

Ever had those days when you just don’t want to feel happy? Somehow enjoying the misery, low energy, and bitterness? When it requires too much energy and is too much work to even want to be joyful? When life is … Continue reading

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