Charlie and Dan
I started to write this blog about a young woman on the bus yesterday, but I thought no, I'm not goin' there. She was rude and crude. That's her problem. She must have a difficult way to go every day and everywhere with an attitude like that.
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Commit to Today
Ever notice how inspiration will find you if you open yourself up to it? It seems that whenever I go to church for example, I hear something that inspires me, that speaks directly to the issues Iím dealing with at that time.
Last night, we... Read more
Let's All Be Superheroes!
"If you look inside yourself, and you believe, you can be your own hero."
~ Thomas Carlyle
Look! Up in the sky! Itís a bird, itís a plane, itís ME!
What does the thought of being your own superhero inspire in you? Fear? Dread? Conf... Read more
Thankful Thursday or Why Should I Say Thanks?
Every Thursday I try to write about something Iím thankful for. Do you ever stop and think why itís important to be thankful?
At its base, I think being thankful takes the focus off of ourselves and shifts it to other people. Too much ďsel... Read more
What I Learned at 18
At 18, I learned what I consider to be the most important lesson of my life. It was not something my parents or teachers taught me, but a realization that came to me one day while looking in a bathroom mirror.
At the time, I was a foreign e... Read more
A Mixed Bag
This has to be a quick one; it's almost bed time...
With the holiday came a lot of mixed emotions. Elation over spending time with my family, sadness over attending the funeral of the mother of a dear friend (he introduced me to my hubby 26... Read more
Always the Same Step
What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step.
It is always the same step, but you have to take it.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Itís always perplexing to me when I read blogs by people who want to know ďhow long do I have to do th... Read more
The Church Bake Sale
Every year my church holds a "Thanksgiving Bake Sale" the Sunday before the holiday, and your's truly is in charge. It's not a lot of work, but I do feel obligated to bake something. I'm also the cashier the day of the sale. My husband also trie... Read more
Thankful Thursday or Thankful for Coping Skills. How Are Yours?
Itís been a fairly stressful week. Monday, my scooter decided it needed a break, and wouldnít start. I took the battery home and charged it, hoping that was the problem. No such luck. Itís been in the employee garage all week. Iím having it towe... Read more
Our Holiday Discussion-Warning! Contains References to Lots of Food
So, my sister and I enjoyed our ďgirl timeĒ this weekend and discussed the upcoming holidays. We decided to bag the whole name-exchange idea for Christmas gifts. There was little point to it. My sisters and I always exchange small token gifts, a... Read more
The Chicago Tribune (and other random thoughts)
I happily discovered last week that the bookstore is once again selling the Sunday Chicago Tribune. When gas was over $4 per gallon, they no longer sent the Tribune to Cincinnati. Oh happy day! My husband and I spend many Sunday afternoons watch... Read more
Did a Black Cat Cross Your Path Today?
It's Friday the 13th-how's it going?
I laughed at an episode of "My Name is Earl" the other night. Earl and his brother Randy have black cats cross their paths 3 different times. Each time, they have to stay right where they are for an hour... Read more
Thankful Thursday or I'm Saying It Again-Be Thankful for Your Health
I started to sit down and "spark" earlier this afternoon, but after reading Travelnista's blog (very encouraging) I thought, "What am I doing? I need to get outside!" It was one of those perfect fall days, so I decided to return a book to the li... Read more
The woman at the checkout counter at TJ Maxx remarked to the sales clerk, ďIím getting most of my Christmas shopping done.Ē She bought more than $300 worth of items, which at this store is a cart load of stuff. I laughed and said to the woman be... Read more
This Journey Is More Than It Seems
The journey at the beginning was about losing weight. A simple, yet complex enough goal. However, after a few months of really putting forth the effort, I'm finding that it's more than what it seems.
I'm feeling dissatisfied with myself tod... Read more
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