Tag Archives: grief

When a problem can’t be solved

I guess it’s true to say that most of us have had setbacks and difficulties in our life. There is no doubt that some problems are larger and more impactful than others. Mostly, difficulties and tricky situations work themselves through. … Continue reading

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Do I have to be sad to write?

Sometimes I think that the only time I see life in clear perspective is when I’m sad or ‘doing it tough’. When I’m happy and carefree there seems to be little to write about. Perhaps it’s because when a person … Continue reading

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‘Bring our girls back’…Nigeria

I can hardly find words to describe my distress regarding the situation in North Eastern Nigeria. Two hundred and thirty young girls taken / kidnapped by ‘Boko Haram’ from their  school in Chibok. ‘Boko Haram’ apparently stands for ‘western education is forbidden’. So … Continue reading

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A lovely neighbour. . .

Something sad has happened in my street. A lovely neighbour died yesterday. She was a mother, a sister, a daughter and special to many people. She wasn’t old enough to leave us; she still had life tasks to complete, like … Continue reading

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Acceptance. . . an arduous journey. . .

We’ve all heard loose talk about acceptance. It’s as if we just have to make an intellectual decision to accept a situation and then ‘bingo’ it happens.  Not always.  Of course, it also depends on the nature and seriousness of the matter we are dealing … Continue reading

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Forgiveness and Philomena!

Today I saw the movie Philomena. A very special, funny, and moving experience. I don’t want to spoil it for anyone so I’ll hopefully not reveal too much of the plot.  I loved this film but it raised difficult life dilemmas. One of … Continue reading

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On a quiet Friday!

The afternoon sun was streaming through my front window, warm on my face. I heard the yelling, then the crashing sounds. I sat disoriented, listening hard before moving. A young man across the road in the back-end of a block … Continue reading

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