It is Belief not Opinion that Matters

Everyone has an opinion, so what? Is your opinion truth? Not always. Do you even believe that your opinion is right and just? Maybe not...maybe yes. It could be that your opinion is an echo of someone else's truth, not yours. What matters more, dear human, is not that you have an opinion, is the … Continue reading It is Belief not Opinion that Matters

Be Devoted

to yourself. If others don't like it too bad for them. Allow them to change direction but don’t be cruel in the pursuit of your own path. Everyone has a path. Sometimes and often paths converge, allow it. Don’t allow other humans to maneuver you from your chosen path. Only you know where God has … Continue reading Be Devoted

Be unexpected

“There are a lot of things that I used to be that I am no longer. There are a lot of things that I never thought I'd be that I unexpectedly am.” Read that quote again. Change is inevitable. Let change surprise you, empower you, and motivate you to be unexpected. *Original Author of the … Continue reading Be unexpected

Life is too short…

for eating bland food, working at a job you hate, being around people who don’t like you, reading boring books, and wearing uncomfortable clothes. Oh all the wasted time you lose when you ignore things just to keep from causing a disturbance. So eat delicious food, work at jobs you like, keep people around you … Continue reading Life is too short…

Nothing ventured…

If you want to succeed with anything you have to take steps. Even tiny steps in the right direction is progress. One sure way to fail is refusing to try. If a project is worth your time thinking about it, consider if it is worth trying. Start somewhere.

Let them Eat Cake

Children are only little for a Short time. They will grow up and leave you before you have a chance to adjust your brain and heart to the idea that they are now grown. So let them eat cake for breakfast, let them play in the rain, and let them be children for as long … Continue reading Let them Eat Cake

What is Zen?

My mom has a zen garden. It is small and adorable. She goes there to pray and just be at peace. What is zen exactly? One definition states,  zen : a state of calm attentiveness in which one's actions are guided by intuition rather than by conscious effort. Adulting is hard. Prioritizing and keeping balance is … Continue reading What is Zen?

Your Identity Matters

What do you identify your soul with? If you don’t know you need to find out. It’s important to your well being. If you identify with a religion or a spiritual theology it becomes part of your public image. Unless you’re super good at hiding your truth, it becomes how others identify you. Who is … Continue reading Your Identity Matters

He Loves Me Quirky

My husband lets me be me. The fact that I have to say that he "lets" me is a sad thing. It tells you that I was not always free to do as I wish. I have never understood why people, both male and female, think that as soon as they are in a relationship … Continue reading He Loves Me Quirky

The Best Laid Plans

Take a moment today to rest and think about your path. Where are you going? What are your plans? Maybe you do not have a plan. Do you need a plan? I am more of a day by day person. I tend to not make plans far off in to the future. Doctor's appointments and … Continue reading The Best Laid Plans

Selfish Happiness

My husband enjoys building and painting models. Small fantasy critters and armies. For years it was difficult for him due to carpal tunnel pain. I convinced him to get the surgery. Now he’s back at it. Crazy thing is he thanks me for encouraging him to get his hand fixed. Isn’t that what we are … Continue reading Selfish Happiness

Let’s Get Real

“The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are.”~ Marcus Aurelius What we have here in this world of ours, in our families, in our communities is a failure to see what is real and what is a deception. … Continue reading Let’s Get Real

Never Apologize for Love

Love big. Love strong. Love whom you chose.Love humanity. Love nature. Love God. Those who love you may get jealous. They might get angry. They might not like who you love. That’s on them, not you. Never ever apologize for love. Love is between hearts. Not emotions. Anger and jealousy is not side effects of … Continue reading Never Apologize for Love

Love is Love

Love is love. There are many many types of love but the charaistics are the same of all love. You know them already. This is not new to you. Let me paraphrase... Love is patient. Love is kind. Love does not envy. Love does not boast. Love is not proud. Love does not dishonor. Love … Continue reading Love is Love

Rest

There are days when you need to rest. Stop worrying about what needs to be done or about what you should be doing. Simply rest. I know it is not easy but it is often necessary.  “Come to Me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28

Today is About Family

If you are lucky enough to be with the family you love, enjoy them. If you are not with them, call them or do that new fangled Zoom thing. If you are estranged from your family, forgive them, or try too. (Forgiveness is hard.) If you are not on speaking terms with your family or … Continue reading Today is About Family

For a Limited Time

You can read the ebook edition of We Will Get There free. Click here to get your copy now! We Will Get There is a turbulent adventure of the past and present hold of a mysterious place on Krystal Sabine. For Krystal, Perdido Key was home, a place that brought order into her life. It … Continue reading For a Limited Time

Work is Fun

I got my first real job with a paycheck when I was seventeen. Yes, in a fast food restaurant. I liked the fast part and the food part. That was about it. It did not take me long to realize that I didn't want to work where it was hot and loud. I didn't like … Continue reading Work is Fun

Stop Listening

Stop listening to voices who do not know you. Stop listening to conjecture. Stop listening to maybes and what if’s. Leave the hypothetical to the bottom feeders. Listen to the ones who know you better than anyone. Listen only to facts. You know what is right and just. You know truth. Listen to your heart. … Continue reading Stop Listening

Such a Time

We are living in unprecedented times. Yes it is scary with a new virus out there. Yes society seems to be off kilter a bit. Oh, but think of the positive. People can love who they want, wear what they want, be who they are, and achieve so much more than we imagined even just … Continue reading Such a Time

I just can’t…

Today I can’t think. I have no capacity for putting on a face to hide how I really feel. I just want to be present at the moment and feel what is in my heart. I am not sad, only mentally tired. Some days are like that. Some days you just need to rest and … Continue reading I just can’t…

Dogs

Not everyone loves dogs. I don’t trust those people. Yes, I’m serious. Dogs are excellent judges of character in humans. They know good people and they can sense when something isn’t right. You can’t trust every human, but you can trust most dogs. Consider getting a good dog. Harley Quinn the Staffy

Love is Kind

People who say they love you then play with your emotions out of spite never loved you. I went through a rather difficult time a few years back when friends who claimed to love me did some very mean things to me. It took a while for me to figure out it wasn’t that I … Continue reading Love is Kind

Are you doing ok?

Let’s take this Monday to think about how we are really mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Listen to your inner most part. Don’t neglect what is important to your survival. Once you have taken care of you, then focus on the humans who are important to your life. You can’t help anyone if you lack … Continue reading Are you doing ok?

Simple is as Simple Does

I am on a personal quest for simple. Everything in life should be simple. I want people in my life to mean what they say, do what the say they will do and say what they mean in simple easy words. No explanations necessary. I want to open a closet or a drawer and not … Continue reading Simple is as Simple Does

Are you wise?

My oldest daughter, Amandagrace said this, "You know what wisdom is? Its realizing that no matter how hard you yell at a rock ordering it to be a tree that it can only ever be a rock. Some people will keep yelling and cussing at that rock, pissed off that it isn't a tree. Once … Continue reading Are you wise?

Be Unique

It is completely acceptable to live a life that is different from everyone else's life. Be nontraditional and unique. If it works for you and you are happy do not apologize for the life you chose. Your life is your own. It is not for others to decide. It is not disrespectful to your family … Continue reading Be Unique

Are you free?

I love my country. I am a true blue American sweetheart. This is my home, my heart belongs here. This is the weekend in the USA when we will hear the word freedom over and over. It is true that we are in a country that offers more freedom than most. I would not want … Continue reading Are you free?

No Thinking

I am late with the thought of the day because my brain needs a rest. I can't seem to focus on any one thing. I need a mindless task like shelling peas or folindging towels. Do you ever get that way? Here's a thought, let's take a day for no thinking, just living and loving.

How Happy Are You?

I want you to think about that question for a good minute. Are you happy? Yes? Are you happy in a it’s as good as it gets sort of happy? Are you a deep down happy? High on life happy? If you are surface happy, you can do better. Like if things are just mediocre … Continue reading How Happy Are You?

Listen

Listen to your children, your person, and yourself. Listen to the cries and laughter of the humans you love most. Listen to the still small voice of God. If we stop and really listen we can hear the answers we seek. It’s in the tone of voice and in the silence between the words. Yes … Continue reading Listen

Guard Peace

Make peace a priority. Even if it is just a few minutes each day. Create a space that is just for peace. Tell you family and friends that this time, this space is sacred to you. Do not compromise on that time and space. Don't say to any human, animal, or negative thought, "Yes you … Continue reading Guard Peace

It’s Here!

I told you, dear reader, something new was coming. I have officially said goodbye to Medium.com. Don't worry we are still friends. I have decided that my work needs to be here where my readers do not have to pay an arbitrary fee. I will be accepting submissions for this new online publication. Soon you … Continue reading It’s Here!

Change is Scary

I am in the throws of a change here in our home on the great communicator called the internet. We are shifting some publications to make it easier for you, dear reader,to access them. I am excited and scared. The What ifs are huge. I know it will appear smooth and easy for you if … Continue reading Change is Scary

Do you Om…Ommmm?

Prayer and meditation lower blood pressure. Studies find that religious and spiritual people are healthier than those who are not. Prayer is a conversation with the spiritual power greater than the soul. Meditation is a monologue within the soul. Both connect the human with creation and the spiritual realm. It is not about what you … Continue reading Do you Om…Ommmm?

Forgive them for Yourself

Forgiveness is good for your heart -- literally. One study from the Journal of Behavioral Medicine found forgiveness to be associated with lower heart rate and blood pressure as well as stress relief. This can bring long-term health benefits for your heart and overall health. Gandhi was quoted as saying, "The weak can never forgive. … Continue reading Forgive them for Yourself

Why can’t humans just be kind?

It isn’t difficult to be kind. You don’t even have to like a person to be kind to them. Kindness is an action you choose to do. It matters not what the other person does or says to you. Kindness has been called a state of being as in, “She was kind.” When in reality … Continue reading Why can’t humans just be kind?

Homeless Can Happen to anyone, even You.

On this day some years ago, I was moving my now husband into my apartment. He was living in a car at no fault of his own. Circumstances and a not so nice person had caused him to be in a bad situation that was temporary. He and I both knew he was in one … Continue reading Homeless Can Happen to anyone, even You.

Father’s Day

Today we honor fathers. This is not a day to honor moms who act as dad. Sit this one out, Ladies. Not all fathers are good and that is a sad thing. I am blessed to have a Dad who loves me. I am also lucky to have an amazing husband who is a good … Continue reading Father’s Day

Look A Man

It is no secret that I have been married more times than the average human. I was never looking for a husband when I found one. I got married for all the wrong reasons. Maybe if I share them with you, you will not make the same mistakes as I did. But wait you say....Aren't … Continue reading Look A Man

Believe Them

If someone says they love you believe them the first time they say it. Give love some time to see if they still mean it. Trust is a choice. It’s not always easy. Try to love even if you’re not sure if they love you back. Then wait. A human’s true intentions don’t stay hidden. … Continue reading Believe Them

We All Roll

I had a moment when I looked in the mirror. I was disgusted with what I saw. It took a minute for me to remind myself everyone has rolls and a few more when they bend over. I am just starting my path to health. I need to give myself a break. It will take … Continue reading We All Roll

We are All a Mess

I heard someone say, "God, why is her life so perfect? How does she have a handle on her life and I don't?" We all have that one friend who seems to have it all together. That woman with the seemingly perfect life. I can promise you her life is not prefect. She is not … Continue reading We are All a Mess

Mother Nature is Talking

Can you hear that? Listen to the sounds. The noise.   It is the sound of life as we know it falling down around us. We are no longer safe in our own homes. We can’t go to the store without worrying if we will catch a deadly virus that we will bring home with the … Continue reading Mother Nature is Talking