One day I was at a stop light and saw a man with a sign asking for help. I didn’t have any money on me but looked around in the car for something that might make his life a little easier. I had a straw, cowboy hat in the back of the car and offered … More You Matter!
When my daughter in law was pregnant with her first baby, I had some sobering revelations and want to share them with you mothers, new mothers, and all women. These are suggestions about how to talk with a pregnant woman. Once a pregnant mother attains the appearance of being pregnant she is accosted by perfect … More Talking with Pregnant Mothers
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
I have been thinking a lot about feelings since I am a very feeling human being. During this Covid Virus Pandemic, we all have experienced different emotions or feelings. I want to sort out some of the emotions we all may have experienced and give some helpful suggestions. The feelings I have experienced include: isolation; … More Pandemic Sanity
A lotus is a symbol of purity, self-regeneration or rebirth, which is why it can symbolize the human life. No matter how low in morals, self love, hate, racism or anything negative, we can grow out of it to a higher, purer, more loving nature; just as the lotus starts from muddy water and grows … More A Boatload of Guilt
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?
Happy New Year!! As I wrote this I realized how well this story could apply to preparing for the new year. Over the past 10 years I bought VHS tapes of old television shows, movies, and Disney movies that my family loved. I watched many of the Disney ones with my first son when he … More Out With The Old and in With The New
Last night I had trouble going to sleep. I realized that at least part of the day I had had unsettled feelings. I felt like the old person who is always saying, “I long for the good ole days when everyone got along (or whatever)…. wasn’t like this.” I couldn’t watch the news about so … More “Come on People Now!”
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.”