My tears flowed nonstop as I helped her with the sewing machine and observed the pensive and thoughtful look on her face. I know how much this sewing machine meant to her and I am sure that if she was right here with me, she would tell me that it was her lifeline. Back in 1947, women like my mom did not have the fair advantage to go to school. She was denied an education because she was the eldest child and had to stay home to help her mother with the house work.
“We got on the horses comfortably but I had to make sure she knew it was O.K. to say ‘stop’ or ask for what she wanted like water or to go at a slower pace. I was a little scared when my horse started galloping downhill but I did not want to exhibit that fear so I quietly asked the tour guide to put me down & I proposed to walk the tour! However, to walk the tour would take two hours. I gathered my courage and thought that if my niece is now facing her fear of horses, we could do it together.”
“What do people mean ‘to try one more time?’” he asked me. He was an older gentleman, a journalist, philosopher and writer. I looked at him more closely. Was the question really the question he wanted to ask? His body language and the expression… Continue Reading “Would you try one more time?”
Since moving to Ottawa 10 years ago, the number of people on the streets with signs asking for something or the other have grown tremendously. “Help me get home” “Coffee please” “I am looking for a home” “Need change for travelling”. Sometimes I walk… Continue Reading “Would you give this man a hug?”
Last spring I was inspired by an unusual sight as I walked home. I saw a black woman with a white dress dancing in the rain with her red shoes in her hand. It was a very hot day and every drop of rain… Continue Reading “The Security Blanket of Money or Happiness? Can you have one without the other?”
Have you ever thought of something and it manifests right away – even when it was a fleeting wish and there was no real possibility for it to happen? I love those magic moments of divine synchronicity. “I wish a taxi would come along”… Continue Reading “Have The Courage To Ask For What You Desire – Every Small Request Can Be Manifested”
“I feel overworked most of the time. I need to find a strategy to make my supervisor realize that I am not a doormat.” Sheila said quietly. By that she meant the everything was being dumped on her – she had become a welcome place… Continue Reading “Are you being treated as a door mat?”