There is something many people have forgotten about or are afraid of giving or receiving: the gift of touch. I know there are times when touching someone is inappropriate but I have learned it can be very healing in the right circumstances and with the right people. My mother and father were both affectionate with … More The Gift of Touch
During the present times there is anger, pain, frustration, uncertainty, violence, hate, rage, and suspicion of people from different cultures, political parties, and religions. It is difficult to be at peace, find peace, or even make peace. And there are so many more problems in our world, which may amplify all of those emotions. The … More What Is a Peacemaker?
Last year was one for the records! So many people have been sick, lost jobs, businesses, homes, and lives. 2022 hopefully will be better. 2022 is a new year!! Let’s make it one we will remember as a wonderful, positive, love-filled one. That doesn’t happen magically. We have to want it to be a better … More Make This New Year a Great One!
On November 11, 2012 I started writing this blog. I started it with great purpose and hopes that it would help brighten someone’s day, or remind someone of something to help them through a rough time. I am the archetypal storyteller and my friends can vouch for me that I do talk a lot. Well, … More Why “Joyful2beeblogs”?
When I was 12 years old I noticed I was having trouble seeing the writing on the blackboard in school. I always sat at the front of the class anyway so I didn’t know how long my vision had been declining. But soon the front row seat did not help me see the board clearly any … More Put Your Glasses On And Look
When I was about 11-12 years old, I thought perfection was something I was supposed to pursue. I read in the Bible, “Be ye perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.” That is a high goal to set. (I know some readers may not be Christians, please just read on and … More Who is Perfect?
I had just finished getting report on my patients on a different floor from my usual assigned cardiac patient floor. My report was just about finished when my patient — labeled “a difficult patient” — in room 205 requested her pain medicine and her medicine for itching. Pain and itching are not uncommon for a … More She Smiled!
I have had a long struggle with my self-image! I think it’s time for a truce between my body, mind and spirit. When I was in first grade another girl called me string bean. I don’t recall that moniker bothering me because I was too young to care about labels and how skinny or chubby … More Self Image Assessments
On Facebook the other day, I saw this quote posted by Andrea Sigler on “Word Porn,” I am unable to find the author of this quote but it has been used many times on other sites. I found it interesting that a recent re-connection with an old friend exemplified its message. Then as we continued … More But Keep the Old
We may have heard the Bible verse: “Blessed are the peace-makers for they shall inherit the earth.” That sounds like quite a rewarding, honorable mission. So peace is a desirable and good quality. But what kind of peace is it that offers such a reward? Inner peace is a home grown commodity; beginning with the … More Which Peace Are We Talking about Here?