Be kind.

“If you want to plant roots in your own community, bless someone less fortunate than yourself with wings to soar.” (Maria Appleby) Time costs you nothing. Wave to your neighbors. Check on the elderly in your neighborhood. Become a mentor. Go to your local shelter and walk a dog, or pet the kitties in the…

For the love of Sam.

Two Sundays ago (March 5, 2017) we lost our beloved little Sam. He was just barely six months old. He rapidly developed an unexplained, and terribly high fever. He had not been sick, nor did he display any other signs or symptoms. We took him to the University of Illinois Small Animal Clinic knowing what…

Her life was a gift.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful life with us sweet girl. SASHA APPLEBY 1/19/2006 – 6/29/2016 Loved every single second of her beautiful life. It eventually gets to a point where the tears running down your face feel like acid sloughing off your skin…..and the pain in your chest becomes a desperately aching void…..and you…

I’m not OK, but I will be.

My biggest faults: 1. Chasing after people who don’t want me. 2. Worrying about what others think. 3. Being too emotional/sensitive. 4. Apologizing for things that are not my fault. 5. Harboring expected reciprocity of feelings. 6. Depending on others to feel good about myself. I have spent (as of tomorrow) 50 years not feeling…