Personal Journeys with Gramma

Life adventures, inspiration and insight; shared in articles, advice, personal chats and pictures.

Christmas for Adults

Christmas—a perfect time of year to watch a film whose title means “destruction by fire” or “Scorched,” right? Where’s the “ho, ho, ho” and the holiday magic? How can a … Continue reading

December 24, 2016 · 1 Comment

An Imperfect Holiday Celebration

The annual movie White Christmas reflects an expectation many of us hold, namely, a holiday should be perfect.  For example, Christmas has to be white.  I remember crying when I … Continue reading

December 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Can You See I’m Grateful?

The single American holiday dedicated solely to being thankful is over.  For most of us, nothing is left but the turkey no one wanted and maybe a stained tablecloth.  The … Continue reading

December 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Gems Shine Brightest: Gift Giving Examined

More is better, right?  TV ads insist you’ll be happier during this holiday season if you can buy and gift more—to your loved ones and to yourself.  (By some definitions, … Continue reading

December 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Stress Sucks…In My Opinion

Have you ever tried to have a nice, long, serious conversation on the phone but your toddler is in the room…or your dog?  Or have you ever been miserably sick—say, … Continue reading

December 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Giving Gifts of Value

When we read about people trampled during special store sales, firefighters’ lives lost because the concern for property was so high, or children encouraged to risk brain damage pursuing an … Continue reading

December 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Facing the Holidays Without Gramma Who Died

This year you won’t have Gramma (or maybe Grandpa or someone else you loved very much) with you for the holidays.  You can hardly stand to think about it.  Everything seems different, … Continue reading

December 7, 2013 · Leave a comment
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