Focused Simplicity, Thoughts, Truth, Words

What’s Your Story

“Do not judge my story by the chapter you walked in on.” ~ unknown I have always loved the quote above. It is more than a quip about not judging others. It reminds us that everyone has a story. What you see when you interact with a person is one page in the story of… Continue reading What’s Your Story

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Weird is Relative

How many times have you done something that you knew other people would consider weird? How many times have you actually been called weird? Why be like everyone else? Be unique. Be brave. Be different. Be fabulous. In my family we have a motto, "Embrace the weird!" Don't worry about what others think. Just be… Continue reading Weird is Relative

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On Loss and Sadness

This is my last post for awhile about death. Another teenager, yes that is correct, another teenager, in one of my daughters' schools committed suicide, my friend is in hospice and my heart hurts from memories of personal loss. What is wrong with the world? Can't you see, humans, that there is enough sadness on… Continue reading On Loss and Sadness

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Death in Threes

I am not a superstitious person. I believe that God is in control of fate with the exception of our free will. I have noticed lately there seems to be a quiet mass harvest of souls happening. In my small circle of acquaintances and even smaller circle of friends, there have been nine deaths recently.… Continue reading Death in Threes

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When are you Happy?

Are you happy right now at this very second? Take a breath and think deeply about it. Is your life what you want? Are you safe? Do you have food and a place to lay your head at night? Do you have love? If you really think about it, life takes very little to be… Continue reading When are you Happy?

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Always Be Honest

It is impossible to always be honest, right? You have to sometimes white lie to save someone's feelings, right? How many times have you said, "I don't care what we have for dinner." When you really wanted something you have been craving all day. Here's a good one, "No, that dress looks good on you."… Continue reading Always Be Honest

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Just Like That…

I made a decision to simplify my life. I started with small things like marking unnecessary emails as junk. Then using a calendar on my phone to track places to be and important things to do. Then slowly making changes in my diet that are small yet healthy. One thing at a time. One small… Continue reading Just Like That…

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When to Walk

Photo by Sebastian Voortman on Every human should know when to walk away and you do know. It is hidden in that small voice that whispers to your good common sense. It is not easy to admit it to ourselves that our time at a place or with a person is done. Most often… Continue reading When to Walk

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Assumptions are Dangerous

You know what they say about assuming. Who they are I have no idea, but the saying goes, "To assume makes an ass of you (U) and me." I have to admit I assume things. Often when I do, it is the negative that I assume. As in, "He will hate this." or "He thinks… Continue reading Assumptions are Dangerous

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Life is Fragile

I have this plant. I’ve managed to keep it alive for about three months knowing nothing about it. I’m not even sure I know what type it is. I have it in a pot with a sprig of spider plant. I think I need to repot it and move it. A couple of leaves have… Continue reading Life is Fragile