What is Your Message for America on Her Birthday?

Red bands around Lincoln's eyes

Considering the state of America on her birth date, what would be your message --- Get Well? Condolences? Happy Birthday? Congratulations? Apology? As with everything in life, I suppose that depends on your viewpoint and values. Blind WisdomWhile waiting in an office recently, I saw a framed calligraphy (wisdom repeated below) that was attributed to …

Daily Prompt: Meager

There they were,  in plain sight --- my car keys laying on the driver's seat and cell phone plugged into the charger.  In the midst of holiday shopping, with several more stops to go, I wanted to get home before heavy traffic stole more time.  Oh well. The biting cold stung my uncovered ears and …

Daily Prompt: Gratitude

I didn't think much about gratitude while growing up.  Actually, I'd say I was pretty ungrateful in those years.  Raised in a dysfunctional family --- although I didn't know that's what it was then, just that my father would rage at a moment's notice --- we often ran for our lives.  Literally.  It wasn't until …

The Beauty of Transformation

Dazzling green and metallic blue dragonflies transformed my summer to autumn.  Taking in the colorful, changing fall landscape yesterday amid September temps, I was mesmerized when a silvery gold dragonfly as sparkly as Christmas ribbons landed on my garden chair.  We both sat perfectly still for the next few minutes, its lipstick red mirrored dots …