I don’t read a lot of fiction, but when a book is recommended to me by someone I love (my daughter), I make an exception. And although this story is fiction, the spirituality woven through it rings truth. The book is ‘Where the Crawdads Sing,’ by Delia Owens and if you haven’t read it, I … Continue reading A Quote That Stuck With Me
There has been a load that I have been carrying for three years. I’ve referenced it in some previous posts, although my messages have been somewhat cryptic. I was badly hurt, really betrayed by someone who I worked for and thought very highly of, and considered a friend. It was one of the most painful … Continue reading How do you know when you have forgiven?
I heard this a few days ago on a radio talk show that I sometimes listen to. There was a substitute host, and I wish that I could remember who it was so that I could give him credit for this. It is not a religious talk show, so this story was quite a surprise … Continue reading We Just Know
Sometimes it only takes a spark! I haven’t posted for a while. I don’t know why, it certainly isn’t because I have a shortage of thoughts or opinions, they always seem to flow. But, this morning I received an email from someone who said, “Hoping that you are still writing.” That was my spark, … Continue reading A Spark
This is my first Mother’s Day without my mom. It is a bittersweet day for me, because I’m sad that she is no longer within reach, so to speak, but I’m so grateful for the many years we shared together. There are a few things that I have realized about moms throughout the years: Yes, … Continue reading Mother’s Day: A Tribute to Moms
So, a friend sent me this pic of her neighbor’s backyard in South Carolina. After my rapid heartbeat returned to normal and the screaming stopped, I said, “Are you kidding me?” – a few expletives omitted! She replied, “Oh, this is a good snake, you want these, they keep the bad snakes out!” Let me … Continue reading Good Snakes???
Yesterday I found myself saying (to myself), ‘how do I get myself involved with these things?’ I was put in a situation where I was asked to do something that I really didn’t want to do and now I have to find a way out of it – through honesty and kindness. I have been … Continue reading Life is a Spiral
I walked to my mailbox yesterday and saw a package in it. I looked at the Amazon box and wondered what it could be. I couldn’t remember ordering anything, but it was my name and address on the label….hmmmmm. I took it inside and opened it. There was no packing slip or note, just a … Continue reading A Surprise Gift
Did you ever have a blue day? A day when a painful memory resurfaces and you start to slide down the slippery slope of self-pity? Well, that was today! Old feelings creep into the psyche and before you know it, you are sinking into deep waters…..and, no one is hurt by this wallowing but YOU! … Continue reading A Blue Day
Sometimes life brings us wonderful surprises, like it did for the beautiful princess who kissed the frog who because a handsome prince! But, sometimes we ‘kiss the frog,’ and the frog stays a frog. We all try to help others, solve problems, spread love and peace, and sometimes our efforts make a real difference. There … Continue reading Sometimes a frog is just a frog (not a prince)