My Shadow

Un Poquito de Cada Uno Por Favor

It must not be easy to work in a fast food court. Myriads of customers demand their food in a rush, expecting the service to be quick and the food to be hot and delicious. Hardly anyone takes the time to thank the servers, much less to chat with them. How could they?...

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The Gift of a Smile

The transition from living in your own home and directing every aspect of your life to being confined to a wheelchair and being dependent on others for everything, is a traumatic change. Five months after mother’s ninety first birthday my mother fell and this one...

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Welcome to My Home

On our trek through life we meet many different kinds of people. Some welcome you with open arms, while others welcome you with gritted teeth and a shotgun behind their backs.We were visiting The Yukon Wildlife Preserve when our story began. This delightful preserve...

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Angel’s Legacy

He was a beautiful bundle of chubby arms and blue eyes and I only got to hold him once in his life. My sister was young and unmarried and her baby’s father had vanished, so she made the hardest, bravest decision a woman can ever make. And God must have guided her all...

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Little Acts of Kindness

As I loaded dishes into the dishwasher, I sang along with the radio. My grandson looked up from the picture he was coloring and said, "Grandma, there’s one thing about you that I don’t like." Anticipating what he was going to say, I asked, "What? That I sing all the...

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Set for Life

I saw an advertisement for a new game show on television the other day. It was called "Set for Life" and people in it will compete for a monthly check that will supposedly "set" them for life. For some reason seeing this advertisement reminded me of a moment when my...

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