Winter Photo by Eunice Sloan

The Way I See It…

Winter Photo by Eunice Sloan

It is a strange time, this Covid season.  The unknowns about the virus and uncertainty of how long this season will last is causing a great deal of anxiety. Then there is the psychological impact of missed hugs and missed conversations in person. Many folks are in the winter season of their lives, lonely and isolated, away from loved ones.

The way I see it – We can either grumble or be grateful. We can either get angry and bitter or stay calm. We can either get caught up in the turmoil or help others in need. We can either complain or be kind and caring.

The Serenity Prayer: To accept the things I cannot change; Courage to change the things I can; And wisdom to know the difference.

Journal Photo by Eunice Sloan

Dad’s Diary

It was an interesting and insightful task to transcribe my dad’s diary, which he began when he was just 18 years old. He was the oldest of 9, so had the responsibility of life on the farm early on. Because of this, in the diary he seems older than 18. He kept the diary up for 3 years. It was sobering for me to read through the tough times he experienced. Through it all, he did not complain, just accepted the way things were. I recall dad jumping directly from the problem at hand to the solution without wasting time or energy bemoaning the situation. Reading the diary added depth to my understanding of dad, and also validated who I already knew he was.

Autumn Leaves

Autumn Photo by Eunice Sloan

I hope I can be the Autumn leaf, who looked at the sky and lived. And when it was time to leave, gracefully it knew life was a gift.  Dodinsky


Photo by Eunice Sloan

What you wish to keep for later is worth preserving. Preserving requires energy, care and attention. This can be applied to canned goods and much more – your home, health, relationships, old photos and other momentos.

Holding Hands

Holding Hands

Holding hands. Walking along and talking, or maybe walking in silence. Stay close to the ones you love.


Not the Three Sisters

When you are absolutely sure about something, there is an important statement to tell yourself – “You could be wrong about this.” Many times I have known I was correct but was mistaken. The mountain photo below is an example. I was convinced it was The Three Sisters near Canmore. But, in fact it was not. The actual Three Sisters are a trio of peaks known individually as Big SisterMiddle Sister and Little Sister. The name refers to a story of Ĩ-ktomnĩ, the old man or trickster, who would promise ‘three sisters’ in marriage whenever he was in trouble.

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