Good Morning! Hope you’re all having a good one so far. I woke up feeling like I might be trying to “catch” something; headache and achiness. It feels like a good YouTube tutorial day. A post I read this morning reminded me that years ago I was quiet as a young person but in ChristContinue reading “TALK”
I still remember this retreat. As I waited in line to check in after my arrival, I was behind a woman who was complaining about the wait and how the valets took her car without telling her where it was. I hoped she wasn’t going to be my roommate. I was so tired and stressed.Continue reading “RETREAT”
“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”
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”
Recently, I joined a group on social media geared toward aging gracefully.
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”
“Every living being deserves respect, but children, animals, and the elderly deserve protection.” Someone commented this and I considered the words carefully. I often hear that respect must be earned and I ask myself, “Do I respect every living being”? How can I respect a person who does heinous things on purpose, or harms peopleContinue reading “RESPECT”
Never has it been brought home as clearly to me when I was a caregiver that people are closest to seeing the holiness of God when they are in a fragile state, and Satan knows it.
A friend once said that when couples marry, one family is usually more dominant than the other. I can see the truth in that statement, especially when blended families are involved. One family has close extended familial relationships, and the other doesn’t. Some have the means to travel, and others all live locally. People getContinue reading “TIME”
The opposite of love is rejection.