Helen Keller wrote, “I cried because I had no shoes until I met a man with no feet.”
Blind for most of her life, Keller’s fame as an author and human rights activist shows that she chose not to wallow in self-pity. I must confess, I have wallowed in the past, only recently in fact.
It is a fact of life that not everything is as it appears; expectations are often dashed by disappointment.
What sparked this cheery thought? I had carefully studied a small basket of apples in my kitchen to select a perfect orb of crunchy deliciousness.
On Sunday, May 9, families across the country honored that special person in our lives, our mothers.
Honoring mothers on Mother’s Day is a tradition in many churches and local churches joined in the celebration in different ways.
I was perusing some old photos of my parents from early in their marriage and found it strange to see them acting playfully like two young people in love.
I have no doubt that they loved one another, I just don’t recall seeing that playfulness growing up. Having brought nine children into this world, life was not easy for them.
Whenever Apple introduces a new iPhone, eager crowds line up in the predawn hours outside Apple stores hoping to be one of the first to get the latest.
My wife and I have never been in that crowd; we keep our phones until they will not work anymore.
I got my second “jab,” as the Brits call the COVID-19 vaccine, and the “jabber” was good. I did not feel a thing, nor did I experience any significant side effects.
Now, depending on whom you care to believe, I am either safe from the coronavirus … or I am not.
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