I am thankful for my childhood memories. One memory is the sensation of touching soft things and the comfort they brought. Touching softness can illicit feelings of happiness, security, warmth, comfort, and/or peace. Don’t believe me? How does a warm fuzzy soft blanket feel on a cold day? How does sitting with a warm, cat … More Thankful for Soft Memories
I grew up in a home full of love. My parents loved each other. Their relationship and marriage were one of the most important parts of their and us, their kids,’ lives. Our family’s health and happiness were also very important. Our parents had been through their own personal hardships and losses during their childhoods … More Thankful for My First Family
Do you ever stop to wonder why someone likes you or why you like them? Are you drawn to certain types of personalities or people with the same or even different behavior patterns? Having grown up in a very tightly knit family I had a somewhat different point of view about community than some other … More How Do You Choose Friends?
Moma, Daddy and me at about 1 and 1/2 years old In an effort to deal with some painful experiences in married life and to continue growing greater self confidence and self understanding, I decided to write letters to myself in different stages of my life. These letters share some thoughts on growing up and … More A Letter to Little Elaine
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month. I have written a series of posts about my own experiences with domestic abuse and violence. In order to deal with some painful experiences in my adult life and to increase my self-confidence and self-understanding, I decided first to write a letter to myself as a little girl. … More Letter To My Childhood Self