I wanted to start this blog just as a way to share some little piece of inspiration and hope. I think we all need a bit of that. To begin with, I grew up in a very rural area of Wisconsin and lived on a small farm there. I went to a small school and Unfortunately, I was one of those kids who was teased a lot and put down for many reasons. My extreme shyness did not help matters. But when away from school, I did find solace and a safe place to be with family and with the close friends I did have. I also found peace and comfort through faith in God and in nature.
I now live in southern Minnesota and I work in Human Services training individuals who have developmental disabilities to live as independently as they can. The work is very interesting as each person I work with is very unique. They work, they participate in volunteer activities, maintain family relationships, make friends, and each one works on unique goals in their lives. Last year,I had been assigned to write a Spring poem and then encouraged these aspiring individuals to write their own Spring poems with special instructions to being each sentence with the letters in “Spring”. A number of them participated in this poetry challenge and each one was proud of his or her poem. I was amazed at how different each poem was.
How I wish that this world, could a beautiful and safe passageway for us all. But many face challenges and difficulties that never seem to go away. At least that is how I feel. We all need a place to feel safe, sense God’s love, and be inspired. It is my hope that this simple blog could be a safe place for others to come and find some hope or inspiration in their day. So, with this in mind, I aim to post a little poem, or a picture or at least a thought of inspiration for the day. And I hope that this is somehow helpful and encouraging to others who may see and scroll through my blog.