The Act of Share Encourage and Grow

Share Encourage and Grow is my motto - a shortened version of my life and work mission statement. I looked at these words this morning and I thought about how important it is for each of us to support one another. Encourage others to share with you. Listening is a priceless gift that doesn't cost … Continue reading The Act of Share Encourage and Grow

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Unsolicited Advice the Masked Relationship Killer

To offer a man unsolicited advice is to presume that he doesn't know what to do, or that he can't do it on his own. - John Gray Marcy felt strangled after receiving unsolicited advice time and time again, she told her much-loved friend, Jennifer, "I appreciate that you are trying to help me, I … Continue reading Unsolicited Advice the Masked Relationship Killer

Facebook does not define who you are

When flipping through channels on the television we hardly ever become emotionally involved to the point we feel discouraged. We don't say to ourselves: Hey look, she always has a bright and shiny demeanor. Why can't I be more like that? She doesn't side with my political or religious views. I might as well unfollow … Continue reading Facebook does not define who you are

Get Out of the Clouds – Solidify Those Words

I walked through a large portion of my life with the desire to leave a soft spot for people to associate with. I, in person, was a landing-place. My high school year books, filled with student signatures, held a common theme, "Such a nice (sweet) girl." I believe being loving and gentle has its place … Continue reading Get Out of the Clouds – Solidify Those Words

We Need To Practice Letting Go

If we have too many worries, fears, and doubts, we have no room for living and loving. We need to practice letting go. - Thick Nhat Hanh Breathe. Let go. Listen - hear what is good. Live this moment.You are here today. Inhale it. Undo the counting of the hours, for what do they matter? … Continue reading We Need To Practice Letting Go

Letting It Go

Who was she? We were leaving the parking lot when I noticed a large white handbag laying on the grass next to the curb. "Stop, stop, stop! There's a ladies purse out there!," I said to my husband as I pointed out the window. He stopped the truck. While I called the management at the … Continue reading Letting It Go

Prelude of Patience

The thruway is filled with angles and turnabouts. I gently apply the brakes and double check the map, "God, is this really what you want us to do?" He acknowledges with a yes. We are on the journey as planned - with an exercise in patience that is well-defined in the prelude.