My grandmother at 100, my hero.

My grandmother just turned 100. Her mind is sharper than mine, but she cannot walk for too long and is now for the first time ever complaining that she cannot do what she used to; knit, sew, or cook. She doesn’t like to have people do things for her, which I understand all too well […]

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Kindness is catching

My godson recently, while tying his shoe laces, paused, looked up and asked me: “Laura, why are you so kind?” I was surprised and caught off guard. All  I could answer was that I didn’t feel I was kind but doing what comes naturally to me. I don’t register kindness as something I do. I just […]

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The ifs that have become my blessings

I’m not afraid for once of what is to come. I’ve learned a lot in the past couple of years, especially about survival and friendship. I’m not alone in this boat, although I may be alone battling my own fight. I’m in a good place now, and grateful for every single obstacle that got me here. […]

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Life, hope, and everything beautiful

When I thought about the title of this blog, hope was the first word that came to mind. But it had to be about more; about life, and everything beautiful, which also includes sadness, pain, and loss. Because there is beauty in everything if we are willing to see through it all. I’m not as naive […]

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