Tag Archives: tenderness

Rest, Then a Little Tenderness

My husband wears an expensive anti-snoring device. “Guh-nigh,” he says, mumbling through the mouthpiece — and discomfort — as we settle into bed. His bone-rattling inhalations used to set my teeth on edge. Now, only occasional “breakthrough snores” reach me. … Continue reading

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Lipstick Memories

Positively Purging-I welcome your feedbacks in the comments and your likes and passing the real life wisdom on to others as I embark on this new venture of “positively purging”, as I know each of these pieces represents something…

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Badass old lady

People out on the porch, people standing up in the kitchen people in the living room, on the couch, watching tv. She was definitely that grandmother who had the plastic on her couch. You were not about to mess it … Continue reading

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Prayer

Dear God, please help me bestow tenderness on those around me. May I remember that tenderness isn’t weak but courageous. Bestowing it on others is one of the strongest and bravest things I can do. Amen. Positively Purging-I welcome your … Continue reading

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Jingling Us Out of Trouble

My sister, mother and I were driving with “Gam,” our surrogate grandmother, when our 1990 Accord conked out at an intersection in Santa Ana. Seven years old, I sat crying in the back seat, thinking, “We’re going to die right … Continue reading

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