Learning to Accept Help

The death of a loved one feels so unreal and yet we still think we can handle it on our own.  We think, “I don’t want anyone feeling sorry for me”, so we don’t accept the support or help offered. … Read More

Love and Appreciation

Every once in a while I get hit over the head by a blessing that can not be missed.  Today, out of the blue, my beautiful daughter inlaw gave me flowers and wrote a thank you note with my 4 … Read More

Permission to be Happy

Remember the days when we needed permission to do just about anything, first, from parents, and then from others? Permission was doled out according to some kind of mysterious and unwritten system. It seems to me that we never outgrow … Read More

Learn To Honor Each Day

Learning to honor each day with a humble spirit can be a challenge. Where does it come from, this human urge for “more” and “more”.  As we seek things we lose the little perfections of our day – the beauty … Read More

Be Free To Forgive

Sometimes things happen between people during the illness and death of a loved one that causes a lot of hurt feelings.  These negative feelings have an impact on our lives, both mentally and physically. Forgiveness is a gift we give ourselves because … Read More

Self-Sufficient As A Widow

Being self-sufficient is defined in the dictionary as independent, supporting oneself without the help of others.  Well, that couldn’t explain better what we have to become when our loved ones dies. One person’s stress is another person’s challenge because people … Read More

Ending a Negative Relationship with Integrity

There are times when we have to accept that some people are too negative and the relationship needs to end.  The attitude you show when ending this relationship should be a class act. Just in case things should change remember … Read More

Hillcrest Baptist Church

I want to thank Lorraine Lord for inviting me to talk at Hillcrest Baptist Church senior’s meeting this month.  I love to do these complimentary talks and meet new people especially the seniors. Whenever we stop and talk to those … Read More

Dr. Wayne Dyer

Dr. Wayne Dyer has a new book called “I Can See Clearly Now”.  Wayne is seventy two years old looking back at the events in his life that got him to where he is today.  Wayne spent ten years in … Read More

What Makes You Happy?

It’s easy to think about about makes us unhappy but I want you to think about what genuinely makes you happy. I’ve categorized some responses I’ve received: Social interaction with family, friends and pets Experiencing time out doors with nature … Read More

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