Ya, you know what I’m talking about. We all slip into the doldrums from time to time on the “I could have done that, I should have done that, I would have done that” and we think of all the reasons why we didn’t. Some we view with regret, and others with mixed emotions. It…Read more
Don’t Ever Trash Talk Family
Disclaimer: I am writing about family, but just because I’m writing it doesn’t mean that the issues I bring up are going on in mine. I am speaking broadly, to encompass many families that I know, friends families, neighbors families, and co-workers families that I know experience the things I am planning on writing about….Read more
This is not a healthy pursuit. No matter what injustice has happened, no matter how big or small, there is no room in your life for revenge. It is an insidious poison that will take over your thoughts, your actions, and words and will slowly destroy you. How? Maybe not actual death, but it will…Read more
Healthy, Happy, Optimistic!
Some of you have heard those three words, together just like that, several times, if not a million. It is our family motto! When people ask me how I’m doing, my response almost 90% of the time is, “Happy, Healthy, and Optimistic. Sometimes even a “Opti-freak-‘n-mistic!”. It was years and years and years ago, (2006)…Read more
When Tragedy Strikes
If you know anything about me at all, it is my penchant for forgiveness. I talk about it all the time, and push it all the time. I feel that it is the key to life. So many people are hurting out there, and many are wallowing in self-pity and hurt. If we could only…Read more
Trust in God – Let it Go!
We are in a fallen world. God loves us, and yes, he does allow things to happen. We can’t question him about it unfortunately, and it’s hard to make sense of it all. But just know that God is in control. He sees what is going on. He sees the good and the bad. He…Read more
It’s so unfair!
When Life is Unfair….throw it down the despair hole. Now, I’m sure you read that, and immediately thought, “What is she talking about?” Let’s face it right off the bat. Life.is.unfair. It will always be unfair. To you, to me, to your family, to your neighbor, to everyone. No-one is exempt from unfairness. It comes…Read more
Learning the Hard Way
You know, lessons learned the hard way are so incredibly painful, but desperately needed if we are ever going to grow and change. I’m going to generalize here, and I might be wrong, but I think that most people do NOT like to have their faults pointed out. First of all, we already what our…Read more
Why are people so…..!!!
Why are people so _____________! You fill in the blank. There are so many words that could be placed there: silly, stupid, mean, condescending, jealous, irritable, negative, happy, outrageous, dumb, infuriating, pushovers, afraid, crazy…….just to name a few. WHO ARE THE PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE? Now, in thinking up your own words, I’m sure there…Read more
Start Being a Duck!
We need to be ducks. For forther information on how to be a duck, keep reading. Ever have someone insult you, or say something really stupid? Now, this is a rhetorical question, because YES, of course ALL of us have had someone say something to us that we consider to be mean or downright rude….Read more