Things to Do at Home: Speak to Plants

Get a house plant, water it, feed it and talk to it. I love the Toby Mac's song Speak Life. It refers to speaking encouraging words to others. Toby explains that every interaction between humans is either encouraging or draining. You have the power to speak life into a person. You can encourage them or … Continue reading Things to Do at Home: Speak to Plants

100 Days = 100 Posts

This afternoon's post around 3 pm (CST) will be the 100th Thought of the Day. I hope you are enjoying reading my thoughts as much as I am loving writing and sharing them with you. Tomorrow is the official 100th day of this year. 2020 has started out like a Ace Venture, crazy and weird. … Continue reading 100 Days = 100 Posts

Thank you, Elders

In this crazy world that we find ourselves in today I am thanking my grandparents. My mother's parents in particular today. They taught me how to live well on very little. My grandparents grew up in rural Alabama in an age where if something was broken you fixed it. They grew vegetables, baked bread and … Continue reading Thank you, Elders

Luck? No, Thank You.

I believe in human free will and initiative. If you want something to happen make it happen. I hear those who know me asking, "What about prayer? You believe in prayer." Yes, I do. I believe in thanking God, by whatever name you choose to invoke, for things you need and asking if it is … Continue reading Luck? No, Thank You.

Art > Therapy

I am not artistic in the painting, drawing, sculpting sense of the word. I am a word artist. I create images in the minds of readers like you. When I write about a flower that has brilliant red and yellow petals on a stem of green with sunlight shining down on it's leaves. You can … Continue reading Art > Therapy

Ain’t Nothing But a Thing

Aw, did that person yell at you? Ain't nothing but a thing. Why are you laughing? Ok, I admit that is a funny way to start a conversation. Hear me out. If someone says something mean to you, is it really about you? It very well might be about them. Maybe they snap at you … Continue reading Ain’t Nothing But a Thing

Change is a Good Thing

Somethings are changing in my life. Not big things but many small things. I am holding the idea that these changes are positive. I am considering all the things that could happen and choosing not to dwell on the what ifs that would not be positive. My day to day will look, feel and be … Continue reading Change is a Good Thing

Late

I hate being late as much as I dislike waiting. Especially when it is not my fault. When circumstances swirl out of control and for whatever reason, I am late. Is it the lateness or the lack of control that I hate? Deep breath. Remember you are a human. You can not control happenstance.

Be Nice

I was listening to a couple arguing over what move to watch. She said he couldn't watch what he wanted because she didn't like it. Then he said "Well I hate your girl movies." It took all I had not to tell them to be nice. It takes an entire two seconds to say, "OK … Continue reading Be Nice

How is Life?

Life is good if you have love. An older man was standing on a corner of the street holding a sign that read "Life is good" A rich man pulled up in a fancy sports car and tossed the older man a dollar. The older man said, "I don't want your money. I just want … Continue reading How is Life?