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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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?
Do not give up until you have exhausted yourself. Be resilient. Be determined to achieve your dreams. Life can be harsh. Do not let it stop you. Humans can be unkind. Do not let them stop you. Keep going.
Seems like life is so fast. I want to slow it down. I want to take things one at the time and not multitask through time. Slow down.
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
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.
Sometimes you have to wait. Waiting is not fun if you think it’s not fun. It’s all in your head. Patience can be fun if you set your mind to it. Now once you figure that out, let me know how you did it. I am not patient at all.
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
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 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
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?
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
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
Stop it. Yes you can. Get up and do the things you need to do. Then do the things you want to do. Yes...you can.
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…
Day is done and night is here. The moon is bright and the air is cool. Maybe I haven't done everything I wanted to do this day, but I did all I could in the twenty four hours I was given. Do all you can, with what you have and know you did your best.
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?
Thank you! We had a record breaking month! Thank you for taking a chance on us and reading our words! The O’Garas
I don’t know about y’all but my thoughts are all over the place. I have decided to organize them by subject. Maybe that will help. What about you? Any idea how to wrangle thoughts?
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?
You have no right to complain if you chose to walk a way and now someone else has what you had. If you know what your heart will lose and you choose to leave, that’s on you. Weigh your options carefully.
Easy like Sunday.....Some of the best time spent is with friends doing nothing.
Days run together like streams converging in the river. I can't remember what day it is or what my name is. My husband says, "I got you." Suddenly, all is right in the world.
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? 🤷🏻♀️
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
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 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?
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 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 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