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 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
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 long enough hair, thick enough hair, good enough grades, enough time to do what had to be done. Where did all of these … 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 … More Who Am I?
Every day I find myself smiling at something on Facebook, or about something funny my cat does, or photos of my grandchildren or any children being cute. Smiles come naturally when you are pleased, happy, thankful, or filled with joy from any of a variety of stimuli. I smile at people who give eye contact … More Show Them You Care
Are we there yet? Where is “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?”
Fallen tree still leafy. 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 … More People And Trees
I am basically a very happy person. My parents used to wake up my sisters, brother and me with, “Rise and shine!” That was a great way to start your day for a young kid. It helped me look at life as a challenge with a positive attitude for the later trials of the day. … More Do What You Can Do
by Melodie Elaine Estes To quest: for that knowledge that will help me to grow. To learn: with an open mind the things I need to know. To observe: with wisdom and open mind the thoughts to ponder. To give thanks: with heart and senses, full of wonder. To renew: daily the joy of new … More How to Live a Good Life
Recently I turned 71. I do not fear aging. So far aging has only affected my back and knees, my brain, my skin and other things I can’t share. But I am thankful for the good health that I do have. I have a good life. My mind is sharp, except for lunch dates or … More I’m Getting Older, Thankfully
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