Category Archives: My Journey

Imagine and Create

My life changed when I began using my wheelchair and then even more when I was no longer able to work.  I felt like I was announcing to the world that I was different and somehow deficient.  In time I … Continue reading

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Taking a Time Out

Be still and know that I am God. – Psalm 46:10 These powerful words changed my life.  I began to see that there was a positive aspect of not being able to work anymore – free time.   In addition to … Continue reading

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An Irritant that became a Pearl

Bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.                        –  Luke 6:28 When an irritating piece of sand becomes lodged inside their shells, oysters produce a secretion … Continue reading

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On Letting Go

So often I hear “it is what it is”.  I get that idea, but to really truly accept things as they are and totally let go of emotions is a lot harder than saying those words. What does it mean … Continue reading

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Gratitude

“When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.” — Tony Robbins I was so angry when I applied for Social Security disability benefits.   This was not what I planned!  I wanted more money in the bank – I wanted … Continue reading

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The Not so Useless Tree

Zhuangzi, the Chinese philosopher told the story of a tree which had many bumps and gnarls in its trunk and branches. Because of this, it was considered useless by carpenters and the builders of homes and ships. So it was … Continue reading

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Follow Your Passion

I love love love fabric and yarn.  When I was working I made it a point to spend at least 30 minutes a day crocheting or quilting, preferably alone.  On a busy day I worked on a project while watching … Continue reading

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