Fourth of July Memories

It’s that time again when smoke from hot grills surround us. The smell of barbecue fills the air and lit up multi-colored fireworks can be seen in the sky. Today is the Fourth of July! Today, the US flag is held up high, as we remember our nation’s history, and how today marks our independence day. It’s a day where weContinue reading “Fourth of July Memories”

Fine Lines…

I know there is a fine line between what should and shouldn’t be said. While some may take matters seriously, others can find humor in the most unpleasant of circumstances. After I let go of the denial and anger of my diagnosis, I decided to take a step back and view my condition in a more lighthearted way. IfContinue reading “Fine Lines…”

Monday Reflections

Weekends are fun and relaxing. When Monday comes along, we remind ourselves we’re not children, but all grown up. I know it would be wonderful to sit in a tiny pool and play all day, but adults can’t do that. Mondays are for stepping out of the baby pool and taking a dive to swim in theContinue reading “Monday Reflections”

Monday Reflections: Life and Death

Life begins with an inhale and ends with an exhale, and at both moments, tears are shed. Happy tears welcome the newborn baby. Melancholy tears bid a loved one farewell. While we look forward to the former and dread the coming of the latter, we can’t deny that both hold lovely memories. The beginning brings out hope in theContinue reading “Monday Reflections: Life and Death”

The Monster Within (Part 1)

I had been running like a predator after a prey for far too long. More sunsets had taken place than I could count, and I could barely recognize myself. I didn’t know who I was. I didn’t know where I belonged. I just knew I was tired of going nowhere. It was time to breakContinue reading “The Monster Within (Part 1)”

Monday Reflections: When are you too old for something?

When is it time for birthday parties and gifts to come to an end? Who decides when this special day you’ve waited for all year will be no more? Is it when height no longer determines whether you can get on a ride at a theme park? Is it when you no longer sit atContinue reading “Monday Reflections: When are you too old for something?”

Happy in My Tears

My eyes turned into waterworks the other day. Although tears coated my cheeks, I had a smile on my face. It wasn’t bad news or unhappiness, which caused this to occur. Pain and sadness aren’t always the reason for this display of emotion. It was my thoughts of the past and present, which made meContinue reading “Happy in My Tears”