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Baking the Banana Bread; Putting Plans Into Action

My husband shares inspirational videos with me. This is one of the things that I love about him, he knows my heart. He knows where I am at today, and where I want to be tomorrow. The subject of a recent video was a woman who loves to bake. Her specialty - banana bread. She … Continue reading Baking the Banana Bread; Putting Plans Into Action

Living a Mindful Life

Diesel and I were secured in the dog park when I heard a little voice squeal with delight, "Look mom, a jumbo puppy!" He did not see a chunky wrinkle-faced bulldog, he saw a jumbo puppy! The tiny boy clung to the chain link fence with intent, with nothing short of delight in his eyes. … Continue reading Living a Mindful Life

The Single Pumpkin

If I woke her, grandmother would make herself busy with my breakfast. I would put up a protest without winning. The day would become active in a hurry. Alas, this was my time with nature, to admire it from my quiet spot, and this was her time to rest.

How I Had The Best Day (Christmas) Ever

I like the sound of best day ever. I believe we all do. What about the best Christmas ever? That is exactly what I experienced, the best Christmas ever. After the celebration passed, I contemplated life in general, asking myself how I could mirror the beautiful days that flowed from Christmas 2014. I formed a … Continue reading How I Had The Best Day (Christmas) Ever

The Most Difficult Commandment To Obey

We cannot see it. We cannot touch it. We cannot taste it. Alas, we can feel it --- not with our fingertips, but through our spirit and deep into our soul. Love. A man of law challenged Jesus with a question. What is the greatest commandment? Jesus replied, "Love the Lord your God with all … Continue reading The Most Difficult Commandment To Obey

Sharing God’s Love; No Excuses

I held the door open. As the women jostled her full cart through I said, "Have a beautiful day, God bless." She could have smirked at me, or she could have ignored my words. Instead, she looked up and smiled, "That was so good to hear. So very nice and surprising. Thank you." I believe … Continue reading Sharing God’s Love; No Excuses

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

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

I don’t get paid to do that.

I don't get paid to do that. Let me get someone else. Someone else never shows up. You've been dropped. What do you do that you don't get paid for? Do you need to get paid to do your job? There are times when we need to say no. There are times when we have … Continue reading I don’t get paid to do that.