Author Archives: Toni Kelly

Move Forward

It is no secret that I am an optimist. I’ve often said so in my blogs. Even still, I’ve written and spoken about how difficult the last two to three years have been for so many people. The inflation of … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

This has been a trying year to say the least, kind of like the last two years of dealing with Covid have been difficult years. Still, it is during these times that I believe it is important for us to … Continue reading

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Lesser of Two Evils

I go about my life as I please. I’ve never truly been anywhere that I am not welcome. Sure there are some places where one may not feel as safe as others, but I’ve never been made to feel like … Continue reading

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That Realization

This week, I sat outside my son’s martial arts class and couldn’t help but overhear a man speaking on the phone. I wasn’t trying to eavesdrop but his voice projected so loudly that I couldn’t help overhearing much of his … Continue reading

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Respite

I’m not going to lie, life has been busy. I’m working, studying for a certification, taking care of a parent, being a mom, a wife… you get the picture and quite frankly this description of life being busy is not … Continue reading

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Seeking Sanity in Truth

I’ve always been a curious child, asking why a lot and hanging onto each and every explanation. As an adult, I remain curious and I don’t always accept the answers I’m given. Still, I realize that with time I have … Continue reading

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Creation Through Show

When I first started writing, I remember my fellow writers stressing that I needed to show and not tell. At the time, it was a foreign concept to me even though I had read tons of books and watched tons … Continue reading

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Trust

If someone were to ask you what is the glue that holds this world together or what can tear us apart, what would you say? For me that’s easy, I’d say trust holds almost everything together and distrust can tear … Continue reading

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Complexity of Love

I have a friend who is getting married soon. I have had many friends get married over the years and my own wedding happened near 20 years ago. Gosh how the times have changed. Listening to her describe everything involved … Continue reading

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We Make Mistakes

This summer, my house smells like a playground. I can tell you that this is not very easy place to get work done. Still, when you have young kids like I do, you can easily see how one friend turns … Continue reading

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