All posts by: Anne Mackie Morelli

Holding Things Loosely

Hold on. Hold hands. Hold close. Hold back. Hold tight. We have a tendency to grasp too tightly. Especially when something has captured our hearts. Such as when we love...

The Power of Story Telling

The 1500 students would start to get restless. They would become distracted and fidgety, especially if the assembly dragged on. Yet, the moment he started to read, as he did...

Students as Teachers

The students attending the alternate school were great teachers. I do realize that they arrived at the alternate setting to be counselled and taught by me and the other teachers...

Finding Hope

I asked my sister what brought her hope in these uncertain and chaotic times. For a few moments we pondered the question. It is a great question for every one...

The Garden

It is a quiet morning, fresh in its newness. The stillness embraces me, soothing my spirit. I stoop down, kneeling on the dew-moistened grass. I dig into the rich, dark...

Complaints with Recommendations

She stormed into my office and starting complaining. Furious with one of her students,  she began to angrily vent about the girl’s unacceptable behaviour in her class and what she...

It is Not Whether We Worship But Who or What

Our very lives are an act of worship. Every decision we make is an act of worship. Where we focus our time and energy, spend our finances, and the paths...

The Write 31 Days Challenge

I have decided to take up the challenge of #Write31Days! The #Write 31 Days challenge is an invitation to writers and to members of the @fiveminutefriday community to write a...

There is Always Room at the Table for One More

He needed a place to stay. Just between one move and another move. So one of our sons came home and asked if his friend could stay with us until...

Walking in Each Other’s Shoes – Part Two

A friend messaged me after reading my latest blog post, “Walking in Each Other’s Shoes”. Tim’s message quoted a sentence from the post, along with a clarifying point: “history that...