A Special Woman and Connie Is Her Name



I met a special woman and Connie is her name

Never seen her in person just a picture on the computer screen.

She has a light within her a strength that carries her each day.

We met through the computer as writing is our passion to share our words with woman of the world

I did not know this woman had lost her children that reside in Heaven now. We connected on the computer my words she asked me to share.

Connie started a foundation DreamStrong to help young woman achieve their future dreams.

She carries the courage unsurmountable  grace and love inside to share her words with the many that have carried similar pain within their hearts.

As I think about the many people I have met in this life. Connie is that special person that came into my life.

When I have a cross that to me seems heavy think of the strength and courage that Connie has carried in her life. Thankful I met this special woman and Connie is her name!

Written in dedication to Connie Gorrel  founder of DREAMSTRONG Foundation



What Happened To Hope In Palliative Care

I see my sister struggle with the cancer she fights to spend more time here. Working with seniors the many years I did counting the many that I was with until the end. It seems the healthcare system has failed over the years with less staff to care for patients when there end of life is near. The focus seems to be on medication and not a listening ear. Not a word of hope was my sister given when her time was spent in palliative care. It breaks my heart that hope is not given on a daily everyday. What happened to the empathy and time to hold a hand to the patient that needs the support. Palliative care should be a place of life moments of choice until the end. It saddens me when I'm told the nurses don't want to listen and they do not have the time. Hope and time should be given in palliative care as each person's life should be valued until their chosen end. I do hope in the future changes are on the way for better care for seniors and hope in palliative care. 


The Shadow In The Room




There is a shadow in the room

One for all to see!

Nobody talks about the shadow

That everbody see's!

The shadow is the  family member, friend, loved one that suffers from a mental illness

Each person involved keeps it a secret  the shadow grows as the years pass by! The shadow casts on that person's mind creating unhappiness and turmoil that continues with time.

All have experienced the torment the mental illness has brought

The outbursts of anger the shadow carries in the person' mind. Mental illness is something that needs to be talked about .

The shadow contributes to   the many issues of unhappiness it carries with it for all to endure. All that suffer from mental illness need help to get rid of the shadow that consumes their minds. Hope of recovery so once again their minds are filled with sunshine in place of the shadows of darkness that was once there. Mental illness is nothing to be hidden like a shadow in the room. Help is out there for the shadows of darkness to be replaced with angel rays of sunshine. If you know someone that suffers from mental illness talk about!


The Empty Chair

With Christmas fast approaching I think of the empty chair. The chair that holds the memories of the loved one that once sat there. Christmas is a time for families many families struggle at this time of year. Many remember fond memories of Christmas times from the past. The laughter and the moments that were made special at this time of year! To all that have lost so many in their families our loved one's still sit on the empty chair. They sit in the chair though we cannot see their smiling faces that we can no longer see. Instead a light in everyone's heart they put deep inside us all to remember the love they hold inside. Along with the many Christmas memories they shared with us in the past. So hang an ornament on the tree for the loved one that you have lost. I like to believe they are part of the Heaven's choir at this time of year. This year celebrate the love you once shared with the person that once sat on the now empty chair.



The Color Purple



It was a night like all the rest. The man she loved returned home again smelled of cigarettes and stale beer. His swagger was tipsy as he walked through the door. His fist came quickly towards her face! The pain she felt then crashed to the floor! Once again another beating she took! This time she gathered strength from where she did not know. Pulled herself up slowly an leaned on a chair.Her husband like always staggered towards their bedroom door. She thought of the words he repeated  time and time again. That he was sorry and it would not happen again. Her face swollen turning purple  around her beautiful blue eyes. Fear of him she had lived within her heart for so long. The face in the mirror told her nothing could be worse.. Than being married to a man and this is the love he shows her. She decided even one more minute in the marriage was a minute to long! She packed a bag woke her children and left that very night. This woman decided she deserved more in this life. Love should not be in the color purple around a women's eyes. Bruises on her body that she continually hides. When a man loves a woman it is with kindness he gives! All women need to be treated with dignity and respect! Violence against women is not love! If this is your life gather strength! There are thousands of women that packed up their childen and walked out their doors. Go to a shelter do whatever you need to do. You are worth so much more! Life is not living when living llike this. Reach out there is help for you! Love you enough to walk away. Do not look back! I know you are afraid. You are a strong woman after all you have lived through. Be alone with your children you will be okay. It will be a better life  then wondering  when the next blackened eye will occur.Having your head banged off the kitchen floor. Walk away help others to do the same. Violence towards women is not love!   Written in dedication of the women warriors that had the courage to walk away from the color purple.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Written by Debbie Quigley author of Winds of Time and Wind Whispers





The Time Has Come

The time has come My new found friend Time to return to the city where it all began Purchase of a property so many years ago on the lake Working turning it into a place of beauty and design! The memories it holds as the years have passed You will always carry with you! Now is the time to be with your family and friends Leaving the solitude the lake house holds! Bright city lights now are calling your name!!It's time for you to sing again my elegant friend! Marie you are a warrior of elegance and grace . The city lights have called you home again!! It's time for you to sing again!       Dedicated to Marie                                                                                                       




Small Bouquet of Flowers


I give you small bouquet of flowers that are not worth much. To let you know I am thinking of you! Hope this little bouquet of flowers brightens your day! Holding in each flower of different colour and design  lots of love and full of sunshine! A few times I have missed you just left the bouquet behind to remind you day or night I am here for you!! Flowers always have a way of brightening the darkest days that's sky's are full of clouds. It is the little something that I love to do !! To let you know dear sister I am so proud of you!



Leaving The Pain Behind

How the years past the memories fade of the dreams of yesteryear. A mellowing of broken hearts and promises not met. Choices and lessons that made us smile or created a tear. Time holds it's lessons the shutting down of a heart and the opening of it again with loving care from some one new. Many chose to hold unto the pain of past events that only holds power a cloud over hearts. Leaving the pain behind moving past events that helped us grow into who we have become today! Life is full of many moments life moments they are precious as many before us theirs was cut short. Age has a way of teaching us what love is what pain is we would not beable to enjoy one without the other. Life is full of thorns the roses we experience in the joys need to be savored. Leaving pain behind taking the step to love each day we have. We have all known one person that wanted one more day!! Leave the pain behind is being couragous taking a chance on loving again. Forgiving that person that broke your heart not to put light in their heart but to put light into yours.Leave the pain behind take a leap of faith dance to the tune that makes you smile!! Chase your dreams your time is now!!




I Won’t Tell You

I won't tell you what it is like when you look in the mirror and you have lost your hair. I won't tell you I understand when told your time is limited here. I will tell you I have two ears that will listen if you want to share. I won't tell you I understand the fear and sleepless nights. I will tell you that I am here for you day or night if you need me. I won't tell you not to question or give a voice to your feelings and your choices of care. I will tell you enjoy your life and make magic moments and do whatever makes your heart sing! I won't tell you that it is an easy fight! I will tell you that you have strength that I admire as I don't know if  I would have had the same. I will tell you I love you sweet sister of mine! I will tell you never lose hope in a cure for this horrible disease. You are living each day of each moment in time and that is all that we have when we are here!!


What is Loneliness

Is a space not filled within your heart wanting to fill it! That feeling of sharing with another. Something that if felt for the person alone without that soul mate or partner. The days seem long when feeling lonely and the nights longer. Waiting and wanting to fill the void with that special someone! The sound of a voice fills the gap for the seconds or minutes in time. The longing for that sharing caring touch of another soul. Loneliness  is something felt by many in today's world. The coupled majority does not know that emptiness that is felt. Lonliness is something that needs to be filled with joy of the things that bring joy! Joy to the heart fills the hole bringing shared smiles, warm hands and a tight hug! The cure for lonliness open your heart let others in! Do the things that make you laugh and gives you the peaceful heart you once felt. Lonliness something we all feel in life! Reach out to all that suffer from this it does not choose and age. Effects all in society and the world! Be that kind word, phone call or knock at the door to those alone so they feel a little brighter! Cure lonliness for all you know today!