The Unexpected Goodbye

How do you say goodbye to someone you love, when you thought you had more time? I haven't written a post in more than a week, because I didn't know where to begin. My heart just hasn't been in it. My daughter's family has said an unexpected goodbye to her husband's mother. When my family… Continue reading The Unexpected Goodbye

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Negative Nancy Will Steal Your Happiness!

If you succumb to the Negative Nancys in your life, they will suck the wind right out of your sails! Negativity is exhausting! There will always be those around you that thrive on drama, and if they can't find drama, they will create it. If someone else is successful, or happy, they will try to… Continue reading Negative Nancy Will Steal Your Happiness!

When the chips are down, I’m betting on the good in people!

There are some evil people in the world. The recent events in Las Vegas are proof that there are some evil people out there, but that was just one deranged individual. Compare that number to all the good people who sprang to action without giving a second thought to helping strangers in need, jeopardizing their… Continue reading When the chips are down, I’m betting on the good in people!

I may not be as interesting as I think I am, or maybe I am…

Everyone has a story to tell of intrigue, mystery, drama, and heartache, you just need to get them to open up, and begin to tell it. I have a pretty good talent for getting the stories out of people, and let me tell you, I have heard some REALLY interesting stories - the stuff of… Continue reading I may not be as interesting as I think I am, or maybe I am…

What is the expiration date on grief?

It's just another day, right... wrong! How many times today, did I have to write 9/21? Each time having the sting of it over and over again, making me pause for a moment, that day's events running through my mind in a flash of painful images. Today started out like any other day, and it… Continue reading What is the expiration date on grief?

Find Your Peace, and Everything Will Fall Into Place

Finding Peace can be a challenge for some people. Negative Nancys are all around us, and they can sure bring you down, if you let them! I refuse to let them! Think positive, and you'll live a positive life. I'm not saying nothing bad will ever happen to you - bad things happen to good… Continue reading Find Your Peace, and Everything Will Fall Into Place

Fifty Shades of Family

Family comes in different shades and various degrees of loyalty. You have black - those are the ones that you know don't like you, and won't ever be there if you need help, but they'll be there to watch you fall flat on your face! In most cases these are the family members that don't… Continue reading Fifty Shades of Family

Nothing is Truly Lost, Unless Your Mother Can’t Find It!

I am the Hero of the misplaced keys, the missing Lego piece, and the long lost favorite shirt. There isn't much of anything, once I get my bloodhound nose to the ground, that I haven't been able to find for my family.... except the remedy for a broken heart. If I could wrap my kids… Continue reading Nothing is Truly Lost, Unless Your Mother Can’t Find It!

No Comparison

Do you know what will snuff out your happiness faster than anything? Comparisons. Comparing your life, your family, your car, your home, your clothes, or your body, to your neighbor's. I have been just as guilty as anyone, but I usually didn't have the money to compete, so I would be that much more miserable,… Continue reading No Comparison