STUPID IS…

Can you finish that sentence? If not, the whole phrase is “Stupid is as stupid does.” It has a negative connotation. The premise of this thought is your wisdom is revealed by your actions. Do you think it’s true? I do, in some instances, like the photo above when the expected severe consequences of aContinue reading “STUPID IS…”

HEALING

Real healing. Hidden wounds don’t always fester in ways that are related to the harm. This goes far beyond physical illness. It’s a sickness of the soul. People are good actors and sometimes project the effects of their wounds onto other people as they claim spotlessness. Healing will not happen as long as the scabContinue reading “HEALING”

ENCOURAGEMENT

“One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.” – Bryant H. McGill Behaviorists say people who listen and express an interest in the other person instead of talking about themselves are usually perceived as more likable. They also say simply smiling more has the same effect,Continue reading “ENCOURAGEMENT”

RAGE

Two wrongs don’t make a right. We hear that old adage but do we understand what it means? Rudeness, road rage, shopping cart rage, self-righteousness, impatience, and lack of empathy and consideration all contribute to a cloud of discontentment and sorrow. There is so much anger and despair in the world, and it feeds onContinue reading “RAGE”

EMBARRASSED

I’ve discovered there are two types of people at the dog park: The ones who are horrified that you don’t do something about your dog’s disgusting behavior, and the ones who say, “Don’t worry. They’re dogs, and that’s what dogs do.” Finding the middle ground with wisdom is my goal. Presently, our dog Dandy hasContinue reading “EMBARRASSED”

BEAUTIFUL

My husband thinks I’m beautiful inside and out.Those words, which surprised me, make me want to live up to them. Click here for a story on how to be an “Eight Cow Wife” (or Husband). https://journeytojoy.tv/eight-cow-wife/ The world can be a cruel place. People you trust can hurt you. Loyalty can be nonexistent or misplaced.Continue reading “BEAUTIFUL”

MERCY

Today at the grocery store, I was standing in the tea aisle when a man walked by with his frail wife pushing the cart. He politely said, “Excuse me, ma’am,” when he went in front of me and then impatiently and not so nicely asked his wife, “Is this what you want? WHAT?”. I’ve saidContinue reading “MERCY”

PRAYER

Dear Lord, thank you for this day. We are blessed because You are a forgiving and understanding God. You have already done so much for us, and yet you keep on blessing us. Help us start the day with a new attitude and plenty of gratitude, and let us take the best of each dayContinue reading “PRAYER”