(Elowen is now seven months old.) I am a bit late on your welcome letter. But I am so happy you are here with us now. I was so excited that your mommy and daddy had a little girl! You are just beautiful! But now that you are born I can’t come see you because … More Elowen, My New Granddaughter
I am, and have been for a long time a “tree hugger.” Being a teenager in the 60s, I was a “flower child” of sorts. I loved living things and nature. I have always had a special bond with trees. Trees are a life form I love and respect. These sentinels of nature have “seen” … More I Love Trees
Sometimes I have to admit that I get joy mixed up with being thankful. The two are different but so intertwined in my life, that I rarely feel one without the other. Most mornings as a child I was awakened by one of my parents calling out, “Rise and Shine!” (I now know my mom … More The Joy of Life
I enjoy sharing stories from ancient times that may help people laugh or gain wisdom. One such story I heard in a sermon years ago is not found in the Bible but was likely passed down by oral tradition from one generation to the next. The story was eventually recorded in a book of prophet … More The Road to Understanding
I have had some very interesting experiences that I am thankful for. The events of our lives whether they be on a daily basis or are once in a life time events help to shape who we become. Unusual experiences make our lives more interesting and unique. These events also give us stories to share … More Thankful For My Life Experiences
Are we there yet? Where is your “there?” Do we know where our “there” is? When we were little we heard people tell our parents, “What a little man!” “What a pretty girl.” Nice strangers asked us,”What do you want to be when you grow up?” Perhaps on a subconscious level we start at an … More Where is “There?”
I believe that having a youthful attitude toward life influences our health, happiness, friendships, attitudes, and lives in general. I have been accused of being a bit of a goofball in the past and occasionally now. But I think that ability to be silly sometimes has helped to disguise my aging face and body into … More Stay Younger Longer
Have you ever felt like you never had enough of something? I frequently felt like I never measured up to the other kids in school when I was young. I didn’t have nice enough clothes, long enough hair, thick enough hair, good enough grades, enough time to do what had to be done. Where did … More Never Enough?
I embrace my kookiness! I am me! I love myself, people, animals and life. I am a spiritual woman who is not afraid of new ideas and willing to learn and adapt. I occasionally face some anxiety from my past relationship but it is under control. I am open minded, respectful and accepting of others’ … More Who Am I?
For a whole month after foot surgery in 2017 I was dependent on a wheelchair for most of my mobility. I learned some wisdom about how living is like being in a wheelchair. 1. There are two small wheels on the front of a wheelchair that determine which way the big wheels and chair will … More Wisdom From a Wheelchair