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…

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

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

One day at a Time

We have all heard the advice about taking days one at a time. It is the foundation of most twelve step programs. I am on a program of my own for the next twelve days as I prepare for hand surgery. A "pantser" is someone who, “flies by the seat of their pants,” meaning they … Continue reading One day at a Time

Loyalty is a Choice

I have talked about trust being a choice. Loyalty is also a choice. Trust and loyalty are opposite sides of the same coin. You can be a person who is trustworthy or not. You can choose to be loyal to some people in your life or not. I think that loyalty is situational and personable. … Continue reading Loyalty is a Choice

Never Again

I have lost so many friends over my lifetime. Sometimes it was my fault and other times life just happened. After the last painful betrayal of my best friend, I made a decision to never put myself in a situation that allows someone to break my heart again. It is human nature to either trust … Continue reading Never Again