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A Gift

I guess it goes to show that you just never know where life will take you.  You search for answers.  You wonder what it all means.  You stumble, and you soar.  And, if you’re lucky, you make it to Paris … Continue reading

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On Love…Part Two

“George, it’s not that it was hard to believe, I wasn’t ready to believe. Nothing I had met in that world had prepared me for your possibility”- Mama Day by Gloria Naylor Sometimes life surprises you, Zoe. Actually, often life … Continue reading

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The Cheese Grater Injuries…

We can do hard things–Glennon Doyle Melton Dearest Wee Girl– Read this quote again and again and again: We can do hard things Commit it to memory.  Repeat it under your breath.  Yell it out loud.  These five words are … Continue reading

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The Bottle

If you don’t have your heart, you won’t be yourself- Zoe Bee Dearest Girl of Mine– The other day, we read the book The Heart and the Bottle by Oliver Jeffers.  (Sidenote: as a teacher-librarian I am shamelessly in love … Continue reading

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May You Learn

Dearest Wee Bee– As you embark upon brand new, sparkling adventures tomorrow (and for every September to come for a long while), I can’t help but think about all of the incredibly important lessons that you are about to learn. … Continue reading

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My Gilmore Girl Turns Four

And I would go/ To the ends of the earth/ ‘Cause darling/ To me that’s what you’re worth/ Where you lead, I will follow/ Anywhere that you tell me to/ If you need, you need me to be with you/ … Continue reading

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This Little Light

You do not heal from trauma, and nobody heals you either.  You simply reconnect with that sacred place in yourself that was never traumatised, never broken, never damaged in the first place; your true Self, absolute and ever-present, innocent and … Continue reading

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Learn to paddle your own canoe

Love many, trust few, and always paddle your own canoe Dearest wee girl, I feel like I first came across this saying when I was at camp, ironically enough, and terrified of having to stern a canoe. (*those who went … Continue reading

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Gather the mums ’round

Dearest wee bee, If there is one piece of advice I can give, it is this: gather the mums ’round you. Noni (my dearest mum), has always said to me that I seem to gather “other mothers” wherever I go. … Continue reading

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On Love…Part Two

“George, it’s not that it was hard to believe, I wasn’t ready to believe.  Nothing I had met in that world had prepared me for your possibility”- Mama Day by Gloria Naylor Sometimes life surprises you, Zoe.  Actually, often life surprises … Continue reading

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