And Yet, I Smile

I have been neglected and starved, And yet, I smile. Beaten and abused, And yet, I smile. Insulted and shunned, And yet, I smile. Broken and down-trodden, And yet, I smile. Cheated on and bullied, And yet, I smile. Lied to and slandered, And yet, I smile. I smile because I know love, true, pure,… Continue reading And Yet, I Smile

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Never Stop Being A Child!

I know how life can get in the way of your dreams. You've got to pay the bills, be responsible, and all that bologna! But never stop being a child! There's always time for making wishes, while blowing an eyelash off the tip of your finger! The bills will be there, the boss will still… Continue reading Never Stop Being A Child!

Sometimes I Hate Facebook

I read a horrible story on Facebook, it left me shaken, heartbroken, and sobbing. I don't know why I felt compelled to click on the story, after reading the title, I should have known how it was going to end, and it wouldn't be good! I can't unread it now - no do over, no… Continue reading Sometimes I Hate Facebook

Overwhelmingly Positive

I used to be suspicious of overly nice people, they made me uncomfortable. I thought if someone was too nice, they must be wanting something from me, something I wasn't ready to give, maybe they were trying to con me! So, I kept everyone at arms length, never letting anyone get too close. Only my… Continue reading Overwhelmingly Positive

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

A Scout is Brave

The tenth point of the Scout Law is "A Scout is Brave", and truer words have not been spoken, especially lately. In today's culture, it's controversial to be a member of the Boy Scouts of America. In the past five years we have made progress in our goals to be fair, and inclusive, but yet… Continue reading A Scout is Brave

Why do I feel this way?

Ever had your day seem to be starting out fine, just to have the brakes slammed on it? My morning started out with an earlier than usual wake up time, because I had an appointment for an ultrasound before work. I've had some recent health issues that I won't go into right now, since I… Continue reading Why do I feel this way?

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!

Chocolate Covered Cherries

Chocolate Covered Cherries: A childhood memory She brushed a wisp of auburn hair away from her face, and sighed as she looked out the large back window of the black '55 Buick. How many more hours would she watch the blur of trees, cows, and pastures passing by as they sped down the winding Texas… Continue reading Chocolate Covered Cherries

How to Tame the Demons

Ever wondered how to keep your demons under control? The first thing to do, is admit to yourself that you have a problem, and you're not in it alone. Whether it be depression, anxiety, drugs, or alcohol, the steps to tame the demons can be very similar. Admitting that you have issues, to say the… Continue reading How to Tame the Demons