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.
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.
Due to the uninvited visitor, Sally, the rude and impolite little sister to Ivan, we may be off line a few days. So far we have power and no damage. Thank you for paryers and good vibes you are sending this way. Loave and Peace, The O'Gara Clan.
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 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
When you do things in a mindset of love you reflect the Divine. There is no greater gift you can give to another human than love that is unconditional.
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
Today’s thought is simple and yet humans struggle with it. Mean what you say and say what you mean. It’s easy if you always speak truth.
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
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
Sometimes the best thing you can do for your person is nothing. Just spend time together in the same breathing space, doing individual things and occasionally chatting. Show your love by being present and in the moments with the human you like best.
By the definition innocents are sacred. We should protect them at all costs. Not just young humans but the elderly, weak, or neglected. Protect them. If we do not stand our ground and protect innocence, we are beyond lost as a civilized society.
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
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
It costs you zero to offer kindness. A word, a smile, a helping hand are all free. If you can let go of your purse strings long enough to realize that all it take to love is a little time and effort, you will be a much happier human.
There is nothing better than snuggle time with family. Dog and children included. Humans crave and need touch. Personal contact is necessary for survival.
Do the necessary things, the essential things. Pour your energy into what and who is important to you. Don’t fall for the busy trap of doing just because someone says you should. Focus on what you know is important. Your time is valuable.
I know that forgiveness is necessary. I have forgiven so much. Some of it won’t stay forgiven. I have to forgive it over and over. I can forgive however I cannot forget. The thing is, I don’t have to forget. I just have to forgive. Then I have to release the anger. I’m working on … Continue reading Forgiveness is Ugh!
Hello world. Remember that no matter what this life throws at you, you have a brain full of knowledge. No you don’t know everything and that’s ok. Use what you know to do what your heart tells you is right. Always do what is right and life will be good.
I know some of us are OCD about keeping things organized. Some people are not. Those humans who are not drive us who are absolutely insane. Not intentionally, but they do. If you don’t think God has a sense of humor then tell me why humans who are super organised and others who are not … Continue reading Don’t Kill Yourself
When you feel like dancing, dance. When you want to sing, sing. When you want to scream, scream. What’s the worse thing that could happen? Someone might think you’re crazy. They might ask you what you are doing. Then again, someone might dance, sing or scream with you. Be yourself. You never know who might … Continue reading Dance. Sing. Scream.
I like coffee a lot. It’s warm and soothing. I know it is full of caffeine. I’m one of the lucky few who can drink coffee at night and fall asleep. I really like coffee. I like coffee better than I like some people. Gasp! A Christian who doesn’t like some people! Yes. No where … Continue reading Coffee is my favorite
My MeMa used to tell me, “You have the same pants to get glad in.” You can choose to let the situation around your dictate how you react or you can control your thoughts. Give yourself a moment to feel what is in your heart and then look for the happy bits. Choose to be … Continue reading Happy is a choice
Do you feel it? There is a strange feeling in the atmosphere. It’s like an anticipation that something is about to happen. It’s the temperature drop and scent of water before the storm. It’s the shift in tone and posture when someone is about to lose it. It’s that other shoe is about to drop … Continue reading What next?
Have you ever decided that you needed to do a project only to realize that there are three other projects that you need to do before you can do the one you really want to do? Then you do all the things at once to get the stuff done. I am that person. I want … Continue reading Over Extended
Talk to a child. Remember that awe and wonder that you had when you were a child before the world made you cynical. If you wanna to a new way to look at life, spend some time talking to a child.
insulting someone is completely different. Am I the only one who noticed the that humor has evolved in to an excuse to be rude? I’m not talking crude or vulgar language, though that is rampant too. Rather just flat out insulting someone and calling it a joke. Stop. Be nice humans. I don’t want to … Continue reading Humor is one thing…
The more I think I know the answer I realize I don’t know the answer. What I do know is this. Love is more important than anything else on this planet. Love will move you to take care of those who need it more than you. Love will force your ego to sit down and … Continue reading No Answer
The more I write the more I realize there is nothing new on this planet. Stories and events are duplicates of historical facts. Dress it up as modern life it may look a different, better even, but it’s not new. This planet needs something to shake up the humans so that they will be forced … Continue reading Nothing New
Compromise is powerful. Relationships are built and destroyed with compromise or lack of it. Wars are lost and won on the same. It’s not always easy to find a middle ground on which to find peace. It’s a skill that takes practice. There is no place for ego heavy or narcissistic humans when attempting to … Continue reading Compromise
Stop. This modern life will send you to exhaustion. Don’t be fooled with the thought that you can multitask. It is lie. Doing so many things at once is why you are tired. Rest when your body and soul cries for it. Do not ignore it. Rest.
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
I can face tomorrow and every day that follows. All fear is gone. Love is all that matters. Love even when there is hate. Free yourself from the responsibility of hate. Let love be your purpose. Life is worth the living because of love.
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
“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
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…
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.
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
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?
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
If there is something you want and if you want it bad enough, you will do what it takes to get it. What it takes might take work. How bad do you want it? Determination is relative to your desire for the object of your obsession.
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
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
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
“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
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. 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
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
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
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
Today’s thought is simple. If it costs your peace, it’s too expensive. Enough said.
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? 🤷🏻♀️
See that door? Yeah that one you are scared to open. It’s not going to open itself. Doors don’t work that way. Sometimes you have to pull it hard to open it. Don’t wait for someone to open it for you. Here’s the other thing about doors. If it’s locked look for a key. If … Continue reading Open the Door
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
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
I enjoy Goodreads. You should try it. It’s like Facebook for readers. You can keep lists and read reviews. Try it. If you do, look me up and send me a friend request.
We made it through the storm. Others not so lucky. If you pray please pray for the humans recovering from the storms. When the unexpected happens we have to adjust. We have to do what we must to survive. It’s not easy. Thank you for your support, kind thoughts and prayers during this time.