Teachers: The Good, the bad & the ugly

Some teachers will stay with you forever.  Miss Brown was one such teacher for me. In a sea of unkind, cruel faces she smiled. That’s what I remember about her. That she smiled and sometimes all it takes is someone smiling at you when you are a little person overwhelmed by eczema, family conflict, and maths to know that the world is okay.   My son … Continue reading Teachers: The Good, the bad & the ugly

A Kind Stranger Part I (A story about INTENTION)

There are some really nasty people in this world. Trust me, I have had my fair share of them over recent months. From the word-twister to the gaslighter, from family members playing one against the other to the repeat cry-wolf types. But, damn there are some amazing human beings on this planet. And, again I didn’t really have to travel very far (not that I … Continue reading A Kind Stranger Part I (A story about INTENTION)

Random THANK YOU notes are so cool

I met someone recently who thanked me for something I did for her 20 years ago. To be quite honest, I did not recall the detail or that act of apparent kindness at all. She tells me that it came at a time when she desperately needed a mother and that young-me stepped up. I must say, our exchanges back then never did feel like … Continue reading Random THANK YOU notes are so cool