If you have been reading my blog posts you know already I am kind-hearted, polite, friendly and love people. My goal in life has been and still is to help people (and living things, including nonpoisonous bugs). Because of these characteristics I often helped others without assessing my own ability, energy, needs, cost of time … More Think Before You Say, “Yes.”
We have heard about terrible things going on in the world: the destruction of hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, fires, shootings and deaths, suffering, anger, fear and other emotions that go with such horrors. Many of us are feeling useless right now, considering the tragedy laden news we hear everyday. Sometimes the pain and sadness in the … More Who Needs You?
Friends can complete our lives, or can deplete our lives. Have you ever wondered why you ended up with some of the friends you have? What kind of friends do you have? We all have different kinds of friends with whom we share varying degrees of intimacy and for various reasons. Some friends are “cyber … More Having Trouble Picking Friends?
After my husband’s death ten years ago I was very proud of the sense of confidence I gained from how I could take care of most problems and decisions by myself. If something broke or needed fixing, I looked it up on the internet and when able to do so, fixed it. When something was … More What Dependence?
I disagree with the old saying, “Beauty is only skin deep.” I saw a post on Facebook showing women before their applications of make up. Beside each photo was a photo of them with makeup on. The photos of these same women, without makeup, amazed me. They looked so different and yet beautiful in a … More Beauty is Not Only Skin Deep
I learned a lesson about miracles and prayer blankets recently. I never heard of a prayer blanket before. Although there are also prayer shawls knitted or crocheted with the same purpose. My neighbor, Ms. S, makes prayer blankets from two pieces of material a yard long and a yard wide. She uses permanent press material … More A Blanket of Prayer
by Melodie Elaine Estes To quest: for that knowledge that will help me to grow. To learn: with an open mind the things I need to know. To observe: with wisdom and open mind the thoughts to ponder. To give thanks: with heart and senses, full of wonder. To renew: daily the joy of new … More How to Live a Good Life
Originally, my family Christmas plans were to be with my own family. But due to circumstances beyond our control I spent Christmas Eve with one neighbor/friend’s family and Christmas day with another neighbor/ friend’s family. M, my oldest son, was going to pick me up and drive me to see my second son, D and … More A Unique And Delightful Christmas
During the upcoming holiday season our focus turns to our families and all of the preparations and plans of celebrating the holidays with them. My life has been enriched by my family, the families of my original family, my own family and my friend-families. I have many happy memories of holidays from my childhood. My family … More Family, “Gotta Love ‘Em!”
In 1977 a song: “Give a Little Bit of Your Love To Me,” written by Roger Hodgson, was sung by his group Super Tramp. It has been used for Christmas advertisements; sung by the Googoo Dolls; sung in honor of Princess Diana, (since it was one of her favorite songs); and played in movies and … More Give a Little Bit of Your Love
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