The Versatile Blogger Award

Heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Aishwariya for this nomination!  I am grateful to her and all those who take time from their day to read what I write.  It warms my heart and certainly motivates me to improve! I was finishing a long week at work and preparing to fly back to Virginia to spend much needed time with…

A Conversational Door

Originally posted on dinkelislandsmalltalk:
I’ve had a lot of fun at book store signings asking people as they walk by, “What are you reading these days?”  As you can imagine, I get a lot of different answers. Some will stop with an expression that lights up their face. They’ll mention a book title or an…

Building The Big Stuff

I have always been in absolute awe of those who built the big stuff using rudimentary tools.  I feel like it would have been pretty overwhelming to take on such a task.  The problem for me at this point is that the tools are too sophisticated.  I feel like an ant staring up at a monolith when faced with…

10 CHOICES THAT WILL BRING YOU GREAT REGRET IN 2016

Originally posted on Mosvy:
There are 10 choices that will ultimately lead anyone to this phrase of regret, “IF ONLY” unless they do something about them. Here they are: 1. LIVING TO IMPRESS OTHERS. –When you spend too much time concentrating on people’s perception of you, or who everyone wants you to be, you eventually…

Should I Give?

When I see the beggar on the side of the street, should I give? Will they use my money unwisely?  Am I enabling them? Recently these questions were expressed to me by a woman who obviously had a heart of compassion for a family begging for help.  My encouragement to her was this: If your…

No Time To Garden

Arriving in a new town, starting a new job, and stepping up to a new pace of life reminds me of a new semester at school.  Brand new notebooks of clean pages to fill with all of my best efforts.  But just as the sharp new lead in the pencil wears down too soon while writing and requires…

It’s All About Attitude

Originally posted on Muddling Through My Middle Age:
Last Friday night, my husband and I took some very good friends to the local “Balloon Glow,” which is an event held the night before the Great Forest Park Balloon Race. Everyone gathers in the park to watch the giant hot-air balloons being blown up, and after…

We got this 

Originally posted on Souldier Girl:
?? I’m tellin my babies? When they look to me with those curious eyes? We got this? No need to worry? No cause to cry? Belief brewed from deep inside? See these mamas eyes? Full of confidence and a hard earned pride? Hush my little babies We got this? The…

33 Ways to Be Child-Like Today

Originally posted on Dream Big, Dream Often:
If you have ever listened to anything I have ever said or have ever read anything I have posted, read this.  I cannot encourage you more to awaken your inner child.  There is a reason that every philosophy and religion references being child-like or uses children’s view of…

THE AGING PROCESS AND A CUPPA TEA

Originally posted on lucinda E Clarke:
Well it’s Monday morning and time for me to write a brilliant, witty and side splitting blog – well OK you might have other ideas, and so does my brain. It is indeed a small miracle that I have anything to type up this blog, as laptop, plus cables,…