Never Seek Revenge

I read a quote today,

“Never seek revenge rotten fruit will fall by itself.”

As I think about those who have been mean to me, I realize when it all comes down to it, every one of us will get what we deserve. Taking steps to expedite that process for those who did you wrong doesn’t often end well for you.

Leave revenge to God.

Appreciate Who You Love

So many humans take for granted the people who love them the most. They assume their family and friends will always be there doing what they always do.

Don’t make that mistake.

Show them you really are thankful for them. That’s that love does.

Memory is a Strange Friend

I am struggling to remember simple things like conversations with my husband from this morning but ask me what I wore to the 8th grade prom I’ll describe it too you down to the pink asymmetrical hemline.

Why is memory so weird? I’m worried that like many of my relatives I will develop dementia. Every time I have trouble remembering a thing I think, “This is it. The beginning of the end.”

What’s your trick for remembering?

Dogs

I was always a cat person. I mean I loved cats. I had a cat since I was six years old. Then I got a dog and my world changed. I am now also a dog person. I still had cats, but dogs treat humans differently than cats.

Dogs are love on four feet. They will love you, tail wagging no matter how you treat them. Dogs love their humans more than they love themselves. They are always happy to see you. They never question your fashion choices. They are great listeners. Dogs snuggle you when you need a hug. Dogs protect you.

“A dog doesn’t care if you’re rich or poor, educated or illiterate, clever or dull. Give him your heart and he will give you his.”
Author John Grogan

If you have never been loved by a dog, you should give it a try. Adopt a dog.

Owls are Wise

Some grandmother’s collect salt and pepper shakers, porcelain dolls, pace doilies, quilts, or china sets. My grandmother collected all of those things and more but the catch was it must have an owl on it. She collected all things owls.

I asked her why she liked owls and she said, “A wise old owl lived in an oak. The more he saw the less he spoke.The less he spoke the more he heard. Be like the wise bird. It’s wise to love Jesus too. Owls remind me to be wise.”

I Do what I Want

Remember when you were a young human and you said something like, “I can’t wait to be an adult so I can do what I want”?

How’s that going for you? If it is going well tell us your secret. All I want to do is spend as much time with my husband and family as there are hours.

Unfortunately that doesn’t happen. With work and my family being spread across many miles, I do not get to do what I want and I am certainly an adult.

Now if money was endless… then I could do what I want.

Stress is Weird

Ever seen a funeral where people start laughing? Ever seen a person colapse with tears? Ever seen someone so frustrated that they growl?

Stress is a weird thing. It demands attention. If you ignore it you will get sick or have a mental breakdown. Stress shows up when life is going well and when it is not.

Find your way to cope with stress and don’t let anyone tell you that you are doing it wrong.

A Full House

My house is a shambled mess right now. We just moved and are unpacking. I was grumbling about all we have to do and my momma said…

“A full house means you have a life”. That is one of the best things my momma every said to me.

She is right! It’s a fantastic sight. The stacks of cardboard boxes mean we have a home.

What is a Father?

A father can make offspring and walk away. It is not easy to stay and raise your child. It takes work and commitment. Unfortunate for some kids those two things are not required to make children. Humans can make babies and walk away. They can give their children away to others. Humans have a choose to parent their babies or not.

Facts are little humans are better adult humans if they have a father, biological or not, in their lives consistently and long term.