This is the second letter to my younger self in an effort to understand who I am now better and perhaps to help someone else do the same. Hello, young Elaine. You have an exciting life ahead of you in school. You get your first taste of what it is like to live in the … More School: The Place to Learn about Opinions
I wrote this article for Candid Slice based on my own personal experiences and lessons learned and observed. I hope it offers some help to someone. Friends are so important. http://www.candidslice.com/friends-cant-live-with-them-cant-live-without-them/ (Pictures below from Candid Slice, thanks to Bob Leah.) Friends can complete our lives, or can deplete our lives. Have you ever wondered why … More Having Trouble Picking Friends?
I wrote this blog eariler this year and thought some of my newer readers might enjoy it. Source: Westerns And Aging Gracefully I began to think about Westerns and aging gracefully last night after watching a special about the old western stars, their shows, and their memories of those shows. As a young girl, I … More Westerns And Aging Gracefully
Rumi, a famous Persian philosopher from the 13th century, once aptly penned: “The wound is where the light enters you.” … More An Introduction to Healing Wounds of the Past
In spite of the fact that I am a senior citizen, I still consider myself a child at heart. So why is it that before I go to a fireworks display for a holiday I pause and do the “old woman routine:” check the weather for temperature, rain, lightening, and think of all the things … More What Is It About Fireworks and Our Flag?
When Creator made the new world, he also placed First Man and First Woman in it. Just as their world was new, so was their relationship. … More Cherokee Legend of Strawberries
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When I was younger I remember asking: “What is a soul mate?” Back then, I had it all twisted. I used to be able to tell you more of what it wasn’t than what it was… but slowly in the last couple of years I…