Category Archives: Holidays

The Way Home

Disclaimer: It’s all fictional, based on my personal experience, imagination, and observation over the years. *** It wasn’t because Kayla was only five that she couldn’t understand her mother. Kayla thought that sometimes her mother simply wasn’t making much sense. … Continue reading

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Miracle

Mrs. A was becoming progressively worse physically and mentally. Everyone was concerned but every attempt to make her talk or do anything for herself had been unsuccessful. One afternoon, I went to her and asked, “In order for you to get better, … Continue reading

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Never Too Late?

Disclaimer: The story is inspired by real people and true stories around me over the years but the characters and plot are all mine. Twirling her lanyard in her fingers, she was having a hard time focusing on all the … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve

She firmly believes that for at least half of the world, New Year’s Eve is a time when the heart is heavy with regret. She wants to pick up the phone but a mixture of anger and disappointment keeps her … Continue reading

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Somewhere in My Memory

As I took in the faint scent of pine trees this morning, a few familiar faces slowly came to mind. I have crossed paths with these individuals somewhere in time. Some had lost their loved ones around the holidays. Some … Continue reading

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Season of Giving

Giving makes most people feel good, but it can be stressful too. Last year, a resident threw a fit because she couldn’t leave the facility to buy some greeting cards to mail to her friends and family. When she was finally offered … Continue reading

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Give Thanks!

Happy Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday but not one that is enjoyed by all. A lot of medical and long-term care settings do a great job in decorating and planning for this first major holiday in winter. The irony … Continue reading

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