Two Hands

I never realized as a right handed person, how much I do with my left hand. Adjusting to using one hand is difficult. Then I thought about people, like injured veterans who lost limbs or were damaged in some other way and my small carpal tunnel injury pales in significance. We use our hands for … Continue reading Two Hands

Change is a Process

My husband, Brendan O'Gara posted on Facebook, "This, this is your life. By changing nothing, nothing changes. If you want to see a change in your life, your have to make the first change. Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be. Anyone can change." What do you want to change? It takes … Continue reading Change is a Process

As I Lay Sleeping…

As you read this I am sleeping. I am getting my hand fixed. It's a common thing. People like me who work with their hands wear them out. I have put this off a bit longer than I should have, but that's normal for me. I have put my health on the bottom of my … Continue reading As I Lay Sleeping…

Gloomy Day

Today is a dark, cloudy day I know we need the rain. I am just wishing for sunshine. It is easy to feel sad on days with no sun. When someone you know is looking sad say, "Cheer up!" Sometimes humans just can't. Say happy things anyway. On the flip side, you may never know … Continue reading Gloomy Day

Things Happen

As life goes I have a good one, but as normal life goes unexpected things happen. Hence, the reason I am late with my post today. I am proud of myself, I didn't freak out when I didn't get to post on time. I was calm on the outside and screaming inside. I used to … Continue reading Things Happen

Helping Hands

I am a bit nervous about my carpal tunnel surgery on Friday. I know it is a simple procedure, but hey, I only have two hands. I should not to miss a day of publishing the Thought of the Day. I hired a transcriptionist to do the typing. This should be fun. I don't consider … Continue reading Helping Hands

Freedom of Speech

Just because you can say a thing doesn't mean you should. Words are like minutes. Once spoken in a moment it is gone forever. You can't suck it back in your mouth. You can treat it like you never spoke it, if no other human heard it. Written words are a bit different. If you … Continue reading Freedom of Speech

Don’t Argue over the Small Stuff

Why is it that most of the arguments in a home between family are started over small insignificant things? Things like whose turn to clean something, why did that person do the thing, or why did they not do the other thing. When you feel the tingle of that urge to criticise a family member … Continue reading Don’t Argue over the Small Stuff

It’s Friday

We have been conditioned from an early age that Friday starts the weekend. Weekends are for freedom. Work weeks are Monday through Friday. When someone says I have a different work schedule and my Monday is a Thursday, the weirdness of their week seems unnatural to us. What would happen if we had no boundaries … Continue reading It’s Friday

Worry Worry Worry

What does worry do for you really? Not a thing. It is the menacing What if that causes your head to hurt. Thinking about what might happen and not what is actually happening that creates all sorts of problems in humans. I struggle with worry all the time. My mom says that I was a … Continue reading Worry Worry Worry