Thursday, May 27, 2010


I've been thinking today about the strangers that come in to our lives for just a brief time maybe just a for a minute or two, and give to us words of wisdom that last a lifetime.

The two instances that I remember seemed unimportant at the time but now, many years later, I am still thinking of them.

The first stranger came to me when I was a young wife shopping for citrus fruit - she told me to look for the heaviest fruit, because it had the most juice. Simple, yet not something I had considered before.

I thought of her today, a good eighteen years later as I was trying to find the heaviest lemon at Shaw's.

About fifteen years ago I was trying to hurry my little girl along as she washed her hands at the mall, seeing a line behind us. Another wise stranger said that she had as much right to have time to wash her hands as the adults did. Of course! So simple why didn't I think of that? I think of her even now when my young son needs time to accomplish something and people are waiting...he gets as much time as he needs :)

Thank you wise strangers!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


This has been on my mind for some time now. If the people of Haiti had had more assistance from the world at any time in the past hundred years..would their buildings have been stronger? Would so many have died in the rubble? It seems they have been ignored and left to their own devices for so long and now the forces that be are vowing to build them up strong. Of course it's after the fact...