Tag Archives: Hope

Can We Stay Positive After Drastic Events?

Guest RoomHow drastically one’s life can change in an unexpected moment! Two years, almost to the day after our first Halloween flood, we watched water creep in under the outer doors. “It’s coming,” I shouted. As far as we could see, water surrounded us. Once again, we had water front property.

Who would believe we were being flooded a second time in two years? By the time the water began pouring in, we had taken as many things as we could to the loft. Once water crawled across the floors, we grabbed pillows, blankets, water and some food and climbed upstairs to safety. Continue reading

A Loving Letter from the Post Office

The picture and letter below were sent to me through email. This amazing story, told by a mother, demonstrates that the world continues to provide loving individuals who take the time and energy to care about others. When we listen to all the violence reported on television, we easily feel discouraged. This is a story to lift our spirits and to remind us of the power of love.

A Letter from the Post Office!

We don’t know who replied, but there is a beautiful soul working in the dead letter office who understands LOVE.

Our 14-year old dog, Abbey died last month. The day after she passed away, my 4-year old daughter, Meredith was crying about how much she missed Abbey. She asked if she could write a letter to God so that when Abbey got to heaven, God would recognize her. I told her that I thought we could, so she dictated these words:

Dear God,

Will you please take care of my dog? Abbey died yesterday and is with you in heaven. I miss her very much. I’m happy that you let me have her as my dog even though she got sick. I hope you will play with her. She likes to swim and play with balls.

 I’m sending a picture of her so when you see her you will know that she is my dog. I really miss her.

 Love, Meredith Continue reading

Secrets of Pendulums and Life

Does it seem like sometimes life dumps trouble all over you? Do you occasionally think that life is definitely NOT fair? You are right! Life is not fair. Let’s not pretend otherwise. Here’s even more sad news. Everyone experiences sadness and fear and even desperation from time to time. I know it feels like these “downers” belong exclusively to you. Even though it feels that way, it isn’t true. All humans want to put their heads under the covers at times. Continue reading