How Can I Help?

I am a very positive person; I try to see the good in bad situations when possible. Many times in the past I was accused of “looking at the world through rose colored glasses.” Yes, in all honesty I was and try to be an optimist. Now that I am a senior citizen I have … More How Can I Help?

Thankful for Children

(This post was written several years ago. Isaac is continuing to grow and enjoy life.) I want to express thanks for people, stories, and incidents that have inspired or impacted my life in a positive way. My niece once posted the question, “What inspires you?” My mind was barraged with a number of different inspirational … More Thankful for Children

The Joy of Life

Sometimes I have to admit that I get joy mixed up with being thankful. The two are different but so intertwined in my life, that I rarely feel one without the other. Most mornings as a child I was awakened by one of my parents calling out, “Rise and Shine!” (I now know my mom … More The Joy of Life

My Life Goals

By Melodie Elaine Estes To love freely: a heart pouring out, self sacrificing love. To laugh joyfully: a tears flowing, side-splitting mirth. To work tenaciously; an energetic, give it all you got labor. To give liberally: a gifts flowing, both hands open generosity. To observe reverently: a wide-eyed, awe filled gazing. To dream fervently: a … More My Life Goals

Who is Perfect?

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?