After being a compulsive rescuer all of my life, and now having no one to rescue constantly or even monthly, what do I do?? I retired in 2010 after 37 years of nursing. Rescuing is in my blood! Nurses are coming out of the woodwork of my mother’s family tree (grandmother, mother, sister, cousin, and … More Rescue the Rescuer!
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?
My first son’s early years were started with Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood. Do you remember the words of his song at the beginning of each show? Here is a link to Mr. Rogers singing his song. https://www.misterrogers.org/videos/wont-you-be-my-neighbor/ The last verse’s words evoke much thinking. In case you didn’t watch the video, here is the last verse … More Are You a Good Neighbor?
We all have unusual experiences to share that make our lives more interesting and unique. Those events help make us who we are and give us stories to share with others too. The following are five of my most unique adventures but there will be more! I would enjoy hearing some from you all, if … More Been There; Done That
I love to capture people’s facial expressions with my camera. One photo I took over 10 years ago always makes me smile. The “subject” was a young woman preparing to dance in a group of other women during the Hindu festival, Diwali, (or Festival of Lights) at a large park near me. Already several groups … More Beauty and Grace
It is good to be quiet sometimes. Quietude is one of my simple pleasures. Quietude is a state of stillness, calmness, and quiet in a person or place, according to Wikipedia. For those who don’t know me well, I often seem rather loquacious, (I am into big words today!) And truly there is a part … More Quietude
I want to share some of the sources of my joy and happiness. If you need a little laughter to get you started here is a video compilation from FunnyPlox to put you in the right frame of mind for this post. Life is full of humorous events. Sometimes I think they help us keep our … More Can You Laugh at Yourself?
The title comes from one of my favorite authors, Dr. Seuss, and his book: Happy Birthday to You! I borrowed my title from these lines:”Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you! ” This is more for us girls (whether transgender or whatever) just … More “Today You Are You”
This is a great story of what can happen when you listen to that still small voice in your head telling you to help or give something to someone. Several years ago I bought a solar energy powered sunflower for a dollar to place on my car’s dashboard. It reminded me of the one … More What Goes Around
I know I am getting older. I have this growing tendency to get in a rut. I love to get relaxed in my cozy recliner with my cat in my lap, watching old movies, eating the same foods I’ve eaten before and BORED…..but comfortable. I am certain that some of you who are getting up … More Get Up and Go!
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