Joy as a Lifejacket

By: Rose Carlson I have cried so much this year That I’ve almost drowned. So, when you see me smile Don’t think I’m no longer in the water— Understand that my joy is a lifejacket. ~ Elisabet Velasquez As I was perusing Instagram early one morning, the above quote showed up in my feed. I…

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Its the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Except when your baby has died. Then, it can be the most awful time of the year. By: Rose Carlson As everyone around you goes about their joyful business of shopping and baking and shouting, “Happy Holidays!” or “Merry Christmas!” to everyone they meet, it can seem to you as if there is nothing wonderful…

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Kindness is good for the soul

By: Rose Carlson Practice random kindness and senseless acts of beauty.  ~Anne Herbert It is quite possible that one simple little sentence, scrawled on a paper placemat in a restaurant in Sausalito, CA in the early 1980’s, sparked the concept of “paying it forward.” Now as we begin 2021, Random Acts of Kindness have been…

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