Sunshine after the Storm

Hurricanes are a fact of life in Florida. I’m used to it. So many humans ask me, “Why live there?” I live here because it’s home and the storms are not an every day occurrence. Storms remind us that rough times come but they also move on leaving the sunshine that follows. Wait for the … Continue reading Sunshine after the Storm

I Choose Peace

We are mistaken when we think our happiness and our peace will come from an external source. Your happiness and peace come from your soul. Yes external things can distract you from your peace. The problem isn’t that things prevent peace or take it away. When you move your focus from peace to the external … Continue reading I Choose Peace

It’s in the Past

Your past is not a reflection of your future. Yes the past taught you lessons that you will remember. You are not your past. It will not define your future, unless you let it. You can't outrun your past. You might as well make peace with it and move on to your future. You can … Continue reading It’s in the Past

Focusing takes Practice

Being present is difficult in today’s distracting environment. Try this the next time you sit down for a meal, before you take that first bite. Turn off all screens. Place your phone in another room. Under your pillow is a good spot. Set the table. If your serve from the kitchen, set your place at … Continue reading Focusing takes Practice

Love is Everything

The word Love is mentioned in the Bible over 300 times and 190 in the Quran. Hindus have five separate words for love. Love is the goal of life. We humans seek love in many forms and in many ways. This quest for love is what often gets us in trouble because we go at … Continue reading Love is Everything

Mindfulness

I started practicing mindfulness. It’s basically turning your mind to what you are doing. Focus on the task at hand. Pay attention in all things. Slow down when walking enjoy the walk instead of focusing on the destination. Chew each bite, focused on taste. Listen to each sound in a person’s voice when they speak … Continue reading Mindfulness

Sunshine Makes Things Better

I love sunshine. There is no way I could live happy in a climate with little sun light. Try it sometime. If you’re sad go sit out in the sunshine. It’s better if you can go out to a place that is more nature less humans. Sunshine heals the soul.

Is it Weird to have Favorites?

Is it weird to have more than one favorite? I know I shouldn't have favorites, but I do have favoriteS. I tell all my children and grandchildren that they are my favorite and they all are my favorite.I have several favorite books. I have a few favorite types of food, drinks and snacks.I have a … Continue reading Is it Weird to have Favorites?

Animals

Not everyone likes animals. I wonder if those people think animals are just food or are random parts of nature they can ignore? Personally I like animals. Dogs, cats, giraffes, owls and elephants I love. I have always had a cat or two and a dog or three. Right now I don’t have any animals. … Continue reading Animals

It’s about Moderation

We could all do with a reminder that it is not eating that is a sin, but gluttony. Not one beer but many that make you drunk. It’s not saving as much money as you can but greed that is dangerous. Moderation in all things, humans. Make it your life rule.

Change a little

If we want something to change we can do small things to make it happen or we can wait. Waiting might be the thing to do for a little bit, but if you can do something to improve your situation, even a small thing, do it. Control what you can in your life to get … Continue reading Change a little

It’s not about the stuff.

Life is not about things. Things are replaceable. It is the love and memories that we should pass down. You should be living life as if every day is a reason to pull out the good dishes. Why are you keeping all that stuff put away to use once or twice a year? So what … Continue reading It’s not about the stuff.

Why so Snappy? Pt 2

Why do we snap off at the people we love most? Sometimes I wonder why we speak so short and rudely to our family members. It’s like we don’t care that they have feelings. I don’t mean to bark but I do. Always after I use a harsh tone of voice I feel so bad. … Continue reading Why so Snappy? Pt 2

What’s that?

I’m old? You better be careful, teenager I’ll wash tour mouth out with soap. Ok, not really but old? I don’t think I’m old. Don’t look at me like that! Just because my hair is gray and my skin is lined doesn’t mean I’m old. And don’t say a word about my behavior! How am … Continue reading What’s that?

It’s a Concern

Humans don’t realize how fragile their health can become over time and as we age. It’s concerning when the doctor says “I have your test results.” For a brief second my heart flutters and my stomach leaps. All we can do is what is in our reach to do. Eat better. Move your body. Get … Continue reading It’s a Concern

I’m over 2020

Certainly there have been worse years, but I can’t think of any. 2020 has been enough for 2 years. Personally my life is amazing and happy. It’s the external things outside of my family unit that won’t leave us alone. Covid, other illnesses, surgeries, the big C word, lawyers, book sales, finances and teenagers with … Continue reading I’m over 2020

My fellow Americans…

Let’s remember what it means to say we are Americans. If you do not like Trump, that’s between you and your conscience. To wish the POTUS dead is treason at worst and unpatriotic at best. Is that who we are now, my fellow Americans, unpatriotic treasonous humans? My heart hurts for my beloved country.Everyday it’s … Continue reading My fellow Americans…

What’s your game?

Everyone needs an outlet that is fun. Remember playing pretend with your friends when you were small? That imagination and freedom is a direct killer of stress and anxiety. For me I roll dice in table top games like D&D, Warhammer 40k and others. As adults we forget how to use our imagination. We forget … Continue reading What’s your game?

What’s Worse?

Not having friends at all or having a long term relationship fade away? Is it better to have one close friend or to have many acquaintances? I had a friend who was content with mediocrity and I was not. When I decided that I wanted more to life than what I had, that friend didn’t … Continue reading What’s Worse?

Take Time

Take time to rest and recharge. Me-Time is not selfish. It is necessary to keep you sane. It helps you to focus on what is important and what is small stuff. I wonder how many murders could have prevented if humans had taken a little Me-Time when they needed it? 🤷🏻‍♀️

I Make Mistakes

I’m not perfect. I admit to making mistakes. Sometimes small mistakes and sometimes big ones. Still, I am just a human. I did not make a mistake when I promised him forever. Nor did I mess up when I took his name. My marriage is the best thing to happen to me. I know that … Continue reading I Make Mistakes

Thinking and Wishing

Doughnuts…yep I need doughnuts….soft warm doughnuts…sweet yummy glazed with chocolate or maybe powdered doughnuts ….sigh... I’m on a eating plan. No no no,..not a diet an eating plan. That’s what it’s called. It’s for my own good. It’s also for the good of others. If I get healthier I can live longer and torment them … Continue reading Thinking and Wishing

Slow Soft Quiet

Slow, soft quiet. Those are my favorite humans. They move with purpose, they step lightly around other people's hearts and they speak quietly. I can do without fast and loud humans who talk and move like the world is ending. Brash and chaotic. No thank you. Surround yourself with the humans you like best.

Read a Children’s Story Book

If you feel sad or bored read a children’s book. I just read Mary Poppins. So fun. Reading children’s books reminds me how it felt when my imagination was louder than my doubt. When I was less afraid and more adventurous. Suddenly my feet feel lighter.

Time Stands Still

There are moments in life that you want to stop and save it forever. Time does stand still. When that happens focus all your senses. What do you see? What smell is on the air? Close your eyes, what do hear? More importantly, how does it feel? Savor it...hold it in your heart. Cherish it. … Continue reading Time Stands Still

Prayer

Prayer is a conversation between you and the Divine and it is more than words. It is the connection of your soul to the force that is responsible for all things. You have your own free will to connect or not. I can't promise you that if you connect with God your life will be … Continue reading Prayer

Being Honest

To be honest is to be courageous. You have to know that when when you speak with truth not everyone will like it. Some humans would rather live in denial than face truth. The good thing is when you speak truth people know what to expect from you. I have been and lived both ways. … Continue reading Being Honest

Labor and Rest

Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28 Your day off may involve a bbq, friends over for a party or one last day of vacation. I encourage you to rest. All that fun is wonderful but is it restful? Hard work and rest … Continue reading Labor and Rest

Day of Rest

Sunday is a day of rest. For some people Sunday is just another day of the week. Some people take the day of rest to extreme. They say, it is not a day of play, unless play makes you restfull. It is not a day of work at home because you are not at work. … Continue reading Day of Rest

Words

It’s weird how our interactions with people are mostly just words and photos. I spend so much time conversing with people online with words. A little bit of time virtually. Not as often in person. I wonder how my children will learn social cues if they aren’t physically around other humans. I wonder how the … Continue reading Words

It’s not Always About You

Heart: Hey Brain, did you see that post she shared? It was rude right? Brain: Guess what it may not have been directed to you. What’s more, it may have been posted just because she liked it. Heart: ...but... Braid: Get over yourself. It’s not always about you. Heart: *pouts* fine

What Now?

I don’t know what it is lately but it feels like my family is under attack from outside sources. Things I am desperate to protect them from and keep out of our lives. Back up and slow down. Life is getting unrecognizable. Focus on what’s important but pay attention to what is happening outside your … Continue reading What Now?

Self Respect

Respect yourself. Do not allow others to talk about you like an object. You are not beautiful because someone says you are. You are beautiful because your soul reflects your kindness. You are not a play thing for someone else to appraise the value of worth and assign it to you. You are a human … Continue reading Self Respect

You are allowed to take up space.

You and the things that make you happy are allowed to take up space. It is your responsibility to manage that space so that it does not impede on the space of your fellow humans, especially the humans you love. The mental, emotional, and physical space you need to survive are all on you and … Continue reading You are allowed to take up space.

I Got Nothing

I have nothing to say today. I guess that in itself says a lot. It’s days like this that I just stay quiet. Seems these days are multiplying. Don’t misunderstand, I’m not depressed. I’m happy and at peace. This peaceful mood I’m in is also quiet and thoughtless because my mind is at peace. First … Continue reading I Got Nothing