The Benefits of Struggle

It’s been said that the hardest struggle faced is the caterpillar’s struggle to break free from its cocoon. If someone was to see this struggle happening, they may want to help out and cut the cocoon to free the young butterfly. But if that was to happen, the butterfly’s wings wouldn’t be strong enough and … Continue reading “The Benefits of Struggle”

Nice Guys Finish FIRST

Sometimes I think whoever came up with the whole “nice guys finish last” line was an actual nice guy who didn’t want anyone to find out their secret which is that nice guys finish first. Now I know you’re thinking I must be wrong because we all know someone who’s incredibly mean or known for … Continue reading “Nice Guys Finish FIRST”

Happy National Pet Day!

I remember begging my parents for a pet. I wanted one for so long I didn’t care what kind of animal it was. Then one day I came downstairs and saw a duck walking around our house. I was so happy I remember telling my sisters, “Hey, mom and dad got us a duck!” But … Continue reading “Happy National Pet Day!”

Why Worry?

  When I was in Grade 12, a priest spoke at my graduation, and I loved the poem he shared with us, so I decided to steal it for my blog. Stealing from a priest- is that a double sin? Either way, it’s called “Why Worry” and here it is: Why Worry – An Irish … Continue reading “Why Worry?”

Hugicidal Rampage Day

I decided to invent my own holiday- from this day forward, March 13th will officially be known as Hugicidal Rampage Day. To celebrate, I bought the URL HugicidalRampage.com and I even got a fake newscast, because everyone loves fake news. I was inspired by the Phil Dunphy character on Modern Family when he talked about … Continue reading “Hugicidal Rampage Day”

Celebrating International Women’s Day

March 8th is International Women’s Day so I wrote this poem called “They Are.” It’s dedicated to all the special women in my life. “They Are” They are strong, beautiful, gentle, fierce, smart, silly, funny, serious, vulnerable, powerful, caring, dangerous, simple, complicated, soft, tough, leaders, companions, peacekeepers, warriors, fighters, lovers. They are friends, coworkers, sisters, … Continue reading “Celebrating International Women’s Day”