If the SHOE Fits

I wear a size 7.   She wears a size 8.  And she wears a size 6. Although we all try to fit in, for one it’s a tight fit and for the other it’s a loose fit. I have to admit, it’s not easy. One moment it all fits in well. Yet on another day,…

Dignity and Self-Respect

When a loved one is fighting a battle, it’s not always easy to remove ourselves from the equation. Our need to help more often than not goes overboard although not intentionally. It’s the fear within us that drives us to want to take the steering wheel from our loved one. Reality is, whoever is in…

He Raised me Up

God did. Thanks to listening to Josh Groban. Every line of the song resonated within me. “You raise me up so I can stand on mountains. You raise me up to walk on stormy seas. I am strong when I am on your shoulders. You raise me up to more than I can see.” God…

Getting along with Life

Late last year I stepped down from corporate life. I travelled around to re-charge. It was all good, I was getting along with life. March came along and the pandemic locked us down. A bit of re-adjustment at home but I found my pace. Sketching was calming and it helped stay on track with life.…

Day by Day

“Day by dayOh Dear LordThree things I prayTo see thee more clearlyLove thee more dearlyFollow thee more nearly” How beautiful these words are, lyrics of a song, prayer in motion.  Day by day, just three things are enough to get me by. The prayer changes each day but they remain just three. Today, three things…

Divine Courtesy

“Too many cooks spoil the broth.” I believe in this saying in dealing with sickness. Most especially when the situation is life threatening. We all want a hand in saving our loved ones from death. I get this. But… what about the loved in the eye of the storm? Do we have the right to…

In Crisis

I reach out with a pained heart. There are not enough words to satisfy comfort. Nights are long with the mind exploding in all directions. Days are even longer because I’m wide awake. Every hour counts wondering what next? Yet I know there is no amount of planning that will avert a crisis when it…

Nutless Thought

  Do I bring an umbrella with me today or not? It’s added weight inside my bag. Not that I can’t carry my bag, rather, it’s just a tad bit heavier.   You know how there are days when the weather is gloomy but it doesn’t rain? I’m not sure about today’s weather mood. Gloomy…

Meditation Moment

I hear the rumbling sound of the table top fan. Soothing background piano music plays. My mind wanders off in prayer.   Gloomy morning with droplets of rain. I see birds flying in from one branch to another. Take a deep breath, I say to myself.   Let go of worry and trust. Piano music…

Every Day is a Silver Lining

I stopped counting at day 100. I should stop tuning in to the news like it’s brand new. Every day is the same, counting on death and survival.   I’ve discovered few good other things as a result of this pandemic. Small acts of kindness every day makes a difference. Silence keeps me calm and…

Just like Magic!

  My artworks have a way of painting themselves. In my mind, I know where I am going when I am preparing to paint or sketch.   However, the moment my hand hits the paper, something unusual happens and pictures end up evolving on their own.   I never know where I’ll end up until…

Birds

It’s been said that Angels do appear in the form of birds. Every morning when I wake I hear them lingering just outside my window.   No doubt in my mind they are communicating with me, sending me a message. I think about my 94 year old father and pray that he continues to live…