Greetings from the
April Showers Bring May Flowers
Spring is here, even if it might seem more
appropriate for me to say, April snows bring June flowers. You
may remember I moved to Castle Rock, Colorado (south of
Denver) a year ago. I said I'd give you an update on my first
move in 38 years where my husband and I made the choice where
to live. It is going great!
My biggest concern was if I could do
winter. To my pleasant surprise, Colorado is beautiful much of
the time and when it does snow, the temperature rises a few
days later to melt the snow. Yes, dry air does make it seem
warmer here compared with the east coast, where I grew up, or
Houston, Texas where I lived much of my adult life. Putting
down roots is going well.
By Suzanne E. Harrill
Many times we
get caught up in our busy lives and forget to tune into
ourselves to notice which of our needs are crying for
attention. Meeting our basic needs helps our lives run more
smoothly and makes us happier and healthier individuals. Some
of you may be saying, “Needs? I am not even aware of what my
needs are.” Or others of you may be saying, “There’s no
one I can count on to meet my needs.” Let us discuss a
fundamental principle in meeting our needs and see a brief
overview of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs to help us get in
touch with some of our needs today.
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By Suzanne E. Harrill
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I had a friend with a daughter the same age
as mine. At the time I was going through some major hassles in
my family life and she was a willing listener to my problems.
I was really grateful to have her around at the time. Then
about a year ago when our daughters were both starting
kindergarten, I was having separation difficulties with my
daughter. My daughter is quite sensitive and cautious; my
friend's daughter quite outgoing. This is when I
felt the first bit of competition creeping in and the sense
that my friend enjoyed being the one who was the
“professional,” the one who gave the advice; the one “on