By Jackie Madden Haugh
As a bit lady, Jackie Madden Haugh used to be taught by way of her mom and dad that there have been varieties of heartbeats: person who served because the existence strength in the actual body, sending blood and oxygen to all elements of the physique, and one other that resided within the spirit, a magical pulse that nourished the soul. yet, it wasn't till Jackie grew to become a caregiver to either her mom and dad of their declining years, and suffered via a divorce, that she found the real approach to feed the soul was once via dwelling a lifestyles in consistent gratitude. Being grateful for all of the wonders in lifestyles is simple, that takes no attempt. yet, whilst we are appreciative for the demanding situations and heartbreaks thrown our means, for these are our classes, we are lead down the winding highway to our nice changing into; who we have been born to be. 75 Beats to a contented Heart are common inspirational, humorous, and smooth brief tales from Jackie's column within the Los Altos city Crier. by means of searching for pleasure within the minutia of her days; these special...
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Shame and guilt ran through my veins like ice water. I’d failed to recognize all that my own father had done for me. The epiphany that transpired that day stayed with me for the next 45 years. Like a fly on the wall, I’ve since studied his every move, soaking in the wonder of the man I call my father. I had giggled as he stumbled with his only daughter on the dance floor of our Father Daughter dance. More like Fred Flintstone than Fred Astaire, he endured the excruciating torture with his two left feet because he knew how much it meant to me to be at a dance, any dance, with him.
I was supposed to be making out with boys in parked cars, not kissing my brothers. In the pecking department, unfortunately, college didn’t prove to be any better. Despite the fact I was ready to let loose and swap spit with any agreeable non-family member, I learned quickly I wasn’t what guys considered dating material, but rather the proverbial buddy who they confided in or shed their tears on when dumped by a pretty co-ed. When I met my children’s father, I finally got some real action and later, with the arrival of our four children, the kissing never stopped.
But more than that, I give special thanks to God for all that He brings my way daily. The lottery will most likely never happen, but unanswered prayers come in frequently, and those have been the greatest jackpot of all. -6- In Praise of Birthdays On a cold, dreary December day seven years ago, I was having coffee with my friend Twinkie Lyman, at our local Starbucks. Letting out a long and disillusioned sigh, I began to cry the blues regarding my upcoming 50th birthday. Menopause had crept in years earlier, but I felt my youth truly slithering away with the onset of this momentous age.
75 Beats to a Happy Heart by Jackie Madden Haugh