Making this time count for something

We do know what Dr. Nancy Messonnier, the top expert on viral respiratory diseases for the Centers of Disease Control (CDC), was doing on that morning. She was speaking at a media teleconference sharing what she had told her husband and kids earlier that morning over breakfast as it related to the coronavirus outbreak and its spread in the United States. She said, “We, as a family, need to be preparing for significant disruption of our lives.”

Boy, was she spot on or what?

Yearning for more exciting days

That’s what we’re all missing – something to look forward to. We are all missing something. Some of us are missing coworkers we don’t see anymore. Others of us are missing quality time with family and friends. We are missing milestone-like celebrations like birthdays, weddings and anniversaries.

We are missing the life we once knew.

Time passes slowly when you’re waiting

Desperate to attract hummingbirds, I searched online for answers. I read that one sure-fire way to attract them is to plant a Cardinal flower in your yard. It’s been said that this showy red-flowered perennial is excellent at “pulling hummingbirds from the sky”.

If that doesn’t work, I can always dress up like a giant red flower and wave a sign around that advertises beakside service to all passing hummingbirds.

March Into Spring

Timing is everything. When I wrote this at the end of February, I knew there was going to be March Madness. I just didn’t know it would be this kind of March madness.

There’s one thing I do know. The coronavirus can take away our sports and our indoor/outdoor gatherings, but it can’t take away our Spring.

Find Your Bliss This Christmas

“I don’t attend a luncheon all year long, and then the calendar turns to December, and I instantly have invitations to three.”

Don’t let the holiday highway beat you down. Pull over. Rest. And while you’re at it, find your Christmas Bliss. This is YOUR Christmas story, after all. How will you write it this year?