Sometimes a frog is just a frog (not a prince)

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.  ThereContinue reading “Sometimes a frog is just a frog (not a prince)”

When is it going to be enough?

Another shooting, this time it’s a school in Parkland Florida.  There have been many school shootings, just as there have been movie theater shootings, baseball field shootings, concert shootings, and on and on…… I have always gotten a little upset by those who criticize people who send their ‘thoughts and prayers,’ but in a wayContinue reading “When is it going to be enough?”

Stay a kernel or pop

Happy National Popcorn Day!   Here are my options:  I can either stay a hard shelled kernel or I can explode into the world. When hard times come, and they always do, I withdraw, pull into myself and not let anyone in.  I become so hardened that change is impossible.  Nothing comes in, nothing goesContinue reading “Stay a kernel or pop”

Oh the secrets

Sometimes I like to look at people’s faces and wonder what their life is like.  What challenges have they faced?  What kind of suffering did they encounter?  How many disappointments did they face along the way? And what about celebrations?  Where was the joy in their life?  Who was with them at  these happy times?Continue reading “Oh the secrets”

Happy National Bobblehead Day

Yes, it’s true.  Today is National Bobblehead Day and yes, I have to admit, I have been a Bobblehead at times in my life.  There have been times when I have kept silent, allowing my head to bobble a bit when I should have spoken up. It’s difficult to speak up when you are dealingContinue reading “Happy National Bobblehead Day”

Save me from my Self Righteousness

“I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.” Luke 5:32 Self Righteous = convinced of one’s own righteousness especially in contrast with the actions and beliefs of others : narrow-mindedly moralistic Sinner = Someone who misses the mark Repent = Change your direction (you’re going the wrong way) In light of theseContinue reading “Save me from my Self Righteousness”

Not My Christmas Tree

So, this is a very beautiful Christmas Tree……but it is not mine! Oh, I do have some very beautiful ornaments,  but this year they are staying in their boxes.  This year, my Christmas Tree is more of a ‘Memory Tree.’ I sat with some photo albums and gathered together pics from the past.  I haveContinue reading “Not My Christmas Tree”