Karla’s Korner: A Letter to My Heart

Karla's Korner: A Letter to My Heart

Karla's Korner: A Letter to My Heart A Letter to My Heart……. American author Elizabeth Stone wrote “Making the decision to have a child - it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ” The longer I parent the more this rings true. I thought that somehow this whole parenting thing would become easier as time went on and the children grew up; it does not. ...

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Karla’s Korner: Defining Love

Karla's Korner: Defining Love

Karla's Korner: Defining Love Defining Love… It’s February, the proverbial month of love and I find it almost obligatory to share my thoughts on what I believe love is; or what love is not. The word love is defined as a strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties. This little four letter word has a wide variety of meanings and is commonly used in everyday language as a means of affection. Love I believe is a multi-faceted, ever changing, a push and pull kind of ...

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Karla’s Korner: On Being Careless

Karla's Korner: On Being Careless

Karla's Korner: On Being Careless On Being Careless… Tucked away in a quaint little bookstore in Covington, Kentucky I met a new friend to discuss writing, life and to get acquainted. Noting that our lives are relatively different but also similar in some aspects I soaked up and appreciated the time we shared together. It is evident that this newfound friend is a lover of life, who is willing to share his knowledge, wit and wisdom with others. As we parted ways we shared a brief hug and ...

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Karla’s Korner: Giving a Second Chance

Karla's Korner: Giving a Second Chance

Karla's Korner: Giving a Second Chance Giving a Second Chance.. I met him a few weeks before Christmas and it was love at first sight. He’s short, stocky with big brown eyes and a crooked little “grin”. He’s feisty, a little pushy, impatient, head strong, growls often and dribbles when he drinks water. His name is Louis and he is the one year old bulldog puppy of my daughter’s girlfriend Ashley. Born with a cleft palate Louis has endured two surgeries to help correct his physical ...

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Karla’s Korner: Growing Through Goals

Karla's Korner: Growing Through Goals

Karla's Korner: Growing Through Goals Growing Through Goals Sitting across the bright yellow table from a precious blonde four year old I yawned and immediately the little girl exclaimed “Ms. Karla, you’re growing…mommy says when you yawn you’re growing!” Quickly I answered, “Oh goodness I hope not, I’m already grown”. Quite often the little people in my world will have discussions about what they want to “be” when they grow up or find themselves picking what or who they want to “be” ...

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Karla’s Korner: Resolve To Be Kind

Karla's Korner: Resolve To Be Kind

Karla's Korner: Resolve To Be Kind Resolve To Be Kind… Anglican pastor, theologian and co-founder of Methodism (now the United Methodist Church) John Wesley once said “Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as you can.” With the Christmas holiday behind us and the New Year quickly approaching it seems that everyone is making their New Year’s resolutions most of ...

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Karla’s Korner: Dear Santa

Karla's Korner: Dear Santa

Karla's Korner: Dear Santa Dear Santa, As a little girl you scared me to tears. For the first few years of my little girl life I cried as my parents placed me in your lap. Sitting way up high in that big red sleigh with your bright red suit, hat and long white beard I felt small and afraid; very afraid. As I got older my fears subsided and while I wasn’t really afraid anymore your big presence was still a bit much and by the time I learned the “truth” the fairytale magic was over; our ...

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Karla’s Korner: Let Your Light Shine

Karla's Korner: Let Your Light Shine

Karla's Korner: Let Your Light Shine Let Your Light Shine… Author and motivational speaker Katrina Mayer wrote “Let your light shine so brightly that others can see their way out of the dark”. Recently my husband and I went outside to see if we could catch a glimpse of the International Space Station flying overhead. Thinking it was a long shot we stood in the driveway and looked for what was described to be a bright shining light travelling at certain coordinates across the sky. Amongst ...

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Karla’s Korner – Keep Calm: Lessons from a Little Bird

Karla's Korner - Keep Calm: Lessons from a Little Bird

Karla's Korner   Keep Calm: Lessons from a Little Bird In her book Pearls of Wisdom, Lailah Gifty Akita wrote “when the unexpected occurs never panic, by keeping calm you gain control over the situation”. Sitting quietly gazing out over the Atlantic Ocean waiting for the sun to break over the horizon I am intrigued by the man ocean birds and their seemingly normal morning routine. The ocean, while at times peaceful and serene brings about a fierceness and power as wave after wave ...

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Karla’s Korner: Removing the Chains

Karla's Korner: Removing the Chains

Karla's Korner: Removing the Chains Born in the wild, captured and chained to a trailer for over twenty years ago mountain lion Mufasa was forced to perform in an illegal circus his entire life. With a heavy harness strapped around his body, chained to the back of a pick-up truck amongst piles of rusty circus equipment for 20 years Mufasa endured a life of misery. Although the Peruvian government banned circuses from using wild animals in their performances Mufasa remained chained and ...

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