Day 762: Children’s Book Bank

. To say books saved my life would be an understatement. My earliest memories are of my mom reading to me and my sister at bedtime. She’d act out all the parts and bring the stories to life right there in our tiny shared bedroom. I inherited her love of reading, and books like Charlotte’s […]

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Day 761: The gift of warmth

. It’s Family Day here in Ontario … a time to spend with loved ones, reflect on family times, or simply celebrate having a long weekend in the middle of freezing February. I thought Family Day was the perfect time to update you about the Winter Clothing Drive I mentioned in my last post. There’s […]

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Day 759: Happy Holidaze

I love this time of year but also find it extremely stressful. To the point where every single year, I fantasize about leaving Dec. 1st for Bora Bora, or somewhere even further away, and not coming back until January. (Of course, I’d bring everyone back a seashell ankle bracelet they’d never wear as my special […]

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Day 758: Rest in peace, Frank

If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you may remember me mentioning Frank Nelson. A true hero. Frank, from Barrie, Ontario, was diagnosed in 2010 with stage-four colon cancer. Many folks in that situation would either give up entirely, or work on their “bucket list” of things they want to do or experience […]

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Day 757: And I will give you rest

Saw this story today and wanted to share. We Canadians know just how cold and unforgiving winter can be, so I can’t even imagine the struggles homeless people have to deal with this season. This lovely, caring church group in Winnipeg provides winter shelter for those in need, but also got together to crochet plastic […]

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Day 756: Dishing out good deeds

Our office manager has been away on vacation for the past two weeks and usually when that happens, by the time she gets back, our office kitchen looks like poltergeists were let loose in it. Not exaggerating. She gets back on Monday, so I spent some time the last few days, putting other people’s dishes […]

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