Tag Archives: Adversity and Resilience

Stewardship Anyway

Carol A. Hand Ageist messages that I’m too old at 70 to do simple chores sometimes makes me hesitant to try But my courageous daughter inspires me and a funny thing happens when I do try anyway     I … Continue reading

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Blessed Rain

Carol A. Hand I swear I can feel the tension building among thirsty trees and plants anxiously waiting for life-giving rain to bless their day – at last I breathe a sigh of relief as healing drops finally begin to … Continue reading

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Patience Please

Carol A. Hand Here I am, ‘though bleary eyed after editing all day I’d like to answer comments but I’ve little else left to say Two hundred pages done Two hundred more to go Some days the work seems easier … Continue reading

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The Challenge of “Getting Real”

Carol A. Hand “The more real you get, the more unreal the world gets.” (John Lennon) *** *** Working on a book manuscript that is in part a memoir presents unique opportunities and challenges. In the editing process, I often … Continue reading

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A Miracle of Life

Carol A. Hand Despite fierce winds brutal cold and pounding rain delicate but tenacious – columbine gracefully blossoming once again ***                         *** ***           … Continue reading

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Reflections – Early June, 2017

Carol A. Hand A cool morning breeze touches my feverish forehead while I watch the dawning struggling to breathe What is important in this moment? Loving thoughts of the next generation Gratitude for healers and visionaries who stand together in … Continue reading

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Ah, Choices

Carol A. Hand So much gardening to do but so much to say on this lovely last day in the month of May Editing felt like the honorable choice fulfilling a promise to give others a voice Their suffering and … Continue reading

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Reflections at the End of May

Carol A. Hand Gratitude at the close of May My spirit will breathe easier because you decided to bloom today despite the gray skies that came our way ***   ***

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Reflections about Learning and Vision

Carol A. Hand Last night before I fell asleep, I did what I usually do. Solved a cryptogram puzzle or two. Often the quotes in the puzzle books are silly, but on rare occasions they inspire deeper reflection like the … Continue reading

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May Moon

Carol A. Hand Sometimes, on the darkest night the moon appears, a guiding light shining on the world below a reminder of our inner glow urging us to do the same for others *** ***

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