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June 4, 2020

Self-worth is how you value yourself. It’s not based on what others think of you or the things you have (or haven’t) accomplished; it comes from within. But it’s easy to forget that our worth isn’t determined by outside forces.


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March 22, 2020

This week was a week of hard work, long hours, and happy moments.  And it had its moments of truths.  I have learned that when truth begins to be made known, alienation happens.  Color blindness overtakes true colors.  

A weakness of a narcissist is their...

February 24, 2020

I am not.  I am not the revengeful or vengeful type.  I do not care to destroy another person no matter how angry or what the situation may be (but don't mess with my children!).   Over the past few weeks, I have had to take the higher road than the darker, lower road...

December 23, 2019

Over the past months, I have had serious conversations with persons who I have been close to for a long time.  Truth be told, they were tough conversations.  I have learned that even though I was told I was loved and appreciated, I was not by persons who should have ha...

May 5, 2019

As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn't leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I'd still be in prison.

Nelson Mandela

To love our enemies does not mean that we suddenly become their friends.  If it is our enemies we are...

April 13, 2019

When I hear this song, I think I am emotional because it tells of a kid succeeding despite difficulty. We have a bully, an adult woman who should know better. At first, we attempted avoidance in dealing with unkindness, ignore at all costs, helping she would go away. S...

March 16, 2019

No one owns me!  Those who try to control other people are neither nice or respectful.  Controlling people are self-centered and immature.  They want to hinder you leading a fulfilling, independent life.  With the easiness of hiding behind a computer screen, they want...

March 15, 2019

An arrow flings and grazes one of your hidden, vulnerable spots. The rawness of the impact brings a long dormant facet of yourself to light. A gush of new insights rushes out. You could see how some of your dearest values grate against your ideals. For now, simply ackn...

March 15, 2019

I love making recipes from scratch .. Isn't this the way that we start a new day?  From scratch; from the very beginning, a new chapter, a new story, the movement forward a clear path.  What happens when other persons do not allow for a new day, a new way, second chanc...

February 23, 2019

The snow is beautiful; flurries outside our bedroom window.   I have received an email that was amazing.  My manuscript has been received and a decision will be made over the next 8 weeks whether or not it will be going into production.  This has come from many edits,...

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