“You make known to me the path of life, you will fill me with joy in your presence…” Psalm 16:11

Green Beans and Grief

missing mom breast cancer ribbon

Today I had green beans — and that’s all it took. I immediately thought of Mom.  They tasted a lot like hers did. Triggers.     Grief seems to be full of them.  They can come out of nowhere and ambush you.  Sometimes it’s the most unsuspecting things– like green beans. Mom was a good cook.  I loved her green beans.  She would always make a huge pot full.  Southern style with potatoes and bacon in them.  I could eat {Read More}

What makes your heart sing?

heart sing

Have you ever stopped to reflect on what gives you true joy in life and makes your heart sing? We’re all unique, so our answers to that question will also be unique. When you were a child, what kinds of things made you happy?  What about now?  What brings a smile to your face and makes you feel relaxed and at peace with the world and yourself?  You know what I’m talking about.  I’m sure something comes to mind.  Your {Read More}

It’s ok not to be perfect


Confession time:   I usually strive for excellence or for things to be perfect in many areas of my life. Who can relate? ( We’ve probably all been there at one time or another.) We can be so driven that we set the bar too high.  We often hold ourselves to higher standards than we even hold for others. It might not even be realistic but we still strive for that high expectation anyway. It doesn’t have to be that way {Read More}

Do your relationships drain or inspire you?

people inspire or drain

It really is true.  Some people inspire us, while others completely drain us.  Have you ever noticed that? Our happiness, success and failure in life are greatly influenced by the people whom we spend our time with.  We’re typically happier and more successful when we’re around other happy and successful people. Do you have people in your life who really drain you?  Maybe every time you’re  around them you walk away and it just feels like a negative experience.  The {Read More}

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