Author: Sheila

December reality

  16.12.2010   Personal philosophy   No comments

It has been an expensive week. A bathroom light had to be replaced. A medical bill arrived. A fuel oil bill appeared on my door. (That’s how you know your

Cheerful vs happy

  4.12.2010   Personal philosophy   No comments

“I’m not happy. I’m cheerful. There’s a difference. A happy woman has no cares at all. A cheerful woman has cares but has learned how to deal with them.”  Beverly

Troubled waters

  10.11.2010   Personal philosophy   No comments

“We are sometimes taken into troubled waters not to drown, but to be cleansed.”  I love this…troubled waters, turblent waters…sounds frightening and very negative. Can’t still waters cleanse also? Still

“How can I love you better?”

  7.11.2010   Personal philosophy   No comments

A few weeks ago I came across a simple but intriguing question: “How can I love you better?” Catherine Newman, writing in the October 2010 issue of the magazine Whole Living,

The grace of letting go

  26.10.2010   Personal philosophy   1 Comment

I love pretty things…nothing unique in that. I have spent a lifetime buying and enjoying things. Let’s just say that Pottery Barn and Crate and Barrel are good friends, among

What does this mean anyway?

  25.10.2010   Personal philosophy   2 Comments

A few years ago, when my son was 21 and we were having difficulties transitioning through some young adult issues, I had an epiphany one day: he needed grace from me, and