Thoughts and Wanderings

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Message From Heaven

He walked up to me as I was on Yard Duty at school today. He was obviously from India with an accent so strong that I couldn't understand him. Maybe he wasn't even speaking English, but I knew I had to listen. He spoke to me for about 5 minutes and left me with a message.

Sing and let your voice be heard.
Don't talk too much.
Get your head out of the computers and books.
Go outside into nature.
Then you will become like children…..a beautiful flower.

As he started to walk away, I bowed and thanked him. He turned around to face me and said, "You are a beautiful flower." I felt like the heavens had opened up and shared the most profound lesson. Who sent him to deliver this message to me?

Friday, April 1, 2011

Burrito, I guess… For One...

Put a flour tortilla on the plate. Line the tortilla with thin slices of Oscar Mayer Delifresh Rotisserie Seasoned Chicken Breast. Put a generous amount of Black Beans down the center. Top the beans with a handful of shredded cheddar cheese. Roll up. Microwave 1 minute. SO Good!! I ate this with a fresh, sliced tomato. Perfect for dinner on my own. Fast and delicious. Just thought I'd share.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


The first time I noticed her was in August of last year when I first started back to work after my summer break. She was bent over, her body beginning to form a question mark. But she was running. Well, not really running. More of a little shuffle as her feet lifted slightly from the ground, her arms bent at the elbow with almost fists in front of her chest. Her back was bent and her head was low. She wore sweats, a hat, and white ear bud cords. I've been seeing her for about six months now. It was almost painful to watch and I wondered what motivated her to get out and do this every morning.

I saw her again this morning. She wore the same sweats, the same hat, the same ear buds. But she looked different. This morning her back was straighter! Her little shuffle was more the gait of a runner! Her steps were more confident. I smiled and gave her a silent cheer as I drove past, looking forward to seeing her again tomorrow. The body that had looked old and wasted was no longer. And I understood.