Adulting, Be Radical, Etiquette, Family, God, Honest, Human, Hurt, Kindness, Life, The Right Thing, Truth

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… Continue reading Never Seek Revenge

Adulting, Aging, Change, Friendship, Life

Friendship is Weird

We find people we want to hang with so we do. Then we discover we like similar stuff so we do that. Then over time we like new stuff and our friend doesn’t like the new things. We are still friends but we don’t do stuff together anymore. See? It’s weird.

Adulting, Event, Honest, Human, Hurt, Life

Value of Loss

We had a loss due to a storage unit leaking. My family lost heirlooms, books, clothing, and other things. The insurance company wants me to put a value on these things to file a claim. How can I put a value on my children’s tears, my husband’s grief or my anger for all that is… Continue reading Value of Loss

Adulting, Aging, Honest, Human, Life

ABC song…

I apparently can’t do anything alphabetically without singing the song. I’m an adult. I should be able to do this without signing, but here I am at work signing like a preschooler.

Adulting, Good Manners, Honest, Human, Kindness, Life, Question Everything

Not Everyone Needs to Know your Story

People are nosy by nature. They want to hear the story. Humans like gossip. They will sometimes ask inappropriate questions to get the scoop. They mean no harm most of the time. They really don’t care about the other humans involved. They just want to know about the drama and what happened. Remember when some… Continue reading Not Everyone Needs to Know your Story

Adulting, Be Courageous, Be Radical, Dreams, Faith, Goals, Grand Adventure, Honest, Human, Life

Do What You Dare

Is there anything you want to do that someone has said to you that you can’t do it? Is there any harm in it for you or anyone else? No? Well then, is it something that will make you happy or simply bring joy? Yes? Do it. Don’t listen to those who have no courage… Continue reading Do What You Dare

Adulting, Aging, Change, Family, Honest, Human, Life, Thoughts

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… Continue reading Memory is a Strange Friend

Adulting, Be Courageous, Be Radical, Grand Adventure, Honest, Human, Life, Thoughts, Trust, Truth

Sometimes You Rest

Even if you have a full calendar, sometimes you have to rest. It may mean you can’t get to that appointment. You may have to say no to doing that favor. You may have to disappoint someone. Sometimes you have to put yourself first. The world won’t end if you just let it all go… Continue reading Sometimes You Rest

Adulting, Be Radical, Goals, Life, Thoughts, Truth

Do Not Stop

When you are working toward a future that you want, do not stop. Keep working towards your goal. One small step forward is still progress. It will not always be easy. In fact I can guarantee you that there will be bad days and tough times. Just keep going. My MeMa said, "Keep going, like… Continue reading Do Not Stop

Be Radical, Believe, Faith, Family, Jesus, Life, Love

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… Continue reading Owls are Wise