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Siobhan Kelleher Kukolic

Words to inspire the belief that we have all we need to be the change we wish to see.

Tag: Grateful

The moment my three children were laid on my chest

The moment my three children were laid on my chest after being born.  When the surgeon came out of the operating room and said, “Your mom is going to be fine.”  The big hug my Irish grandma gave me as I ran into her arms after travelling across the ocean to see her.  Standing at the podium as MC at my high school graduation.  Opening the box that contained the first copy of my published book. Continue reading

Grateful

I’m very grateful.  Grateful that we have a place to lay our heads tonight.  Grateful that my three kids are enjoying their school year and all the activities that go with it.  Grateful that my mom and dad cooked a delicious meal for us yesterday after we spent the weekend at a hockey rink for a tournament that we won.  I’m grateful for friends who accept my flaws, books that inspire me, walks that fuel me and dreams that keep me moving in the right direction. Continue reading

Tragedy struck

Tragedy struck Toronto this week when a 25-year-old man drove a rented van down the sidewalk on one of the busiest streets in the city.  Ten innocent people were killed and 16 were wounded, many critically. Continue reading

Stephen Hawking

Physicist and author Stephen Hawking passed away today at the age of 76.  He suffered from a slow-onset form of ALS which paralyzed his body a little more each day after he was diagnosed at the age of 21.  He ended up wheelchair-bound and communicated using a cheek muscle attached to a speech machine.  He married twice, had three children and earned countless awards for his research and breakthroughs in physics and cosmology.  How the universe unfolds and evolves.  He was an inspiration. Continue reading

You learn something new every day

You learn something new every day.

This morning the alarm went off at 6 a.m.  I turned on the light and saw a full-on blizzard outside.  It’s day 22 of my rental van and I had to be in a city about 40 minutes away for an early morning hockey tournament game. Continue reading

The little things

You know those little things that happen and make us smile?  Make us grateful and thankful?  We can all quickly write a list of what those little things are for us. Continue reading

Our problems

Author Regina Brett once said, “If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.”

In life, it seems that often the highest highs are intertwined with the lowest lows. We share our successes with friends, neighbours and social media networks.  But we often face our lows alone.  We’re embarrassed.  We don’t know where to start.  We don’t want to be judged. Continue reading

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