Tag Archives: Gratitude

Reflections Inspired by Geese

Carol A. Hand Feeling physically fragile as I gently greet the morning gazing up at the southwestern sky a silent V of geese soon followed by another, larger V trumpeting encouragement for the one temporarily leading breaking through wind resistance … Continue reading

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Signals of Changing Seasons

Carol A. Hand The waxing crescent at sunset signals upcoming changes in seasons alerting me about the need to refocus for so many important reasons – *** *** Thank you all for sharing your visionary art, for enriching my life, … Continue reading

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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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Reflections about Beauty

Carol A. Hand Grateful for sharing a visit to a garden with the dear friend who delighted in each bloom and greeted everyone we met with kindness as we shared a lunch at a local “greasy spoon” *** *** Grateful … Continue reading

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Sitting Still

Carol A. Hand Sitting still watching the waning mid-July moon descending in the western sky as the world turns The wonder of nature still visible despite the old technologies that enable us to connect with others around our ever-spinning home … Continue reading

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Reflections about Being a Parent and Grandparent

Carol A. Hand When my daughter was born, my view of the world forever changed. “To have a child is to decide to have your heart forever walk around outside your body.” (anonymous) Life was no longer something I peered … 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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Northshore Highlights

Carol A. Hand A colorful morning although skies were grey On a cool but ordinary Saturday An impromptu trip along Lake Superior’s Northwest shore Dramatic skies promised rain for sure Fast moving storms pass, creating fog and rising steam Inspiring … Continue reading

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