Life is difficult, we all know that. But, there are times when it seems like we get more than our fair share of garbage dumped on our face. Sometimes the decisions we make aren't understood or supported by important people in our day-to-day lives. But, that doesn't mean we're wrong or that our decisions are … Continue reading Honor Your Transgender Friend
By the time this post is read, the countdown to the New Year has ended. It is the final door closing to the holiday season. And this year, it is the end of another decade! Welcome to 2020. Oy! Right? As you pull the covers up over your head and snuggle deeper into your bed, … Continue reading 8 Steps For New Year’s Resolutions
Walking through the shopping malls and large retail stores, we have been assaulted with Halloween candy, a snippet of Thanksgiving decor, and a whole lot of Christmas. The pace has been set and it's full speed ahead. We are now fully immersed in the "holidays." Some have been humming Christmas songs quietly and others are … Continue reading 10 Ways to Spread Christmas Cheer
"Wow! Mommy look!" The young toddler continued waving their hands and pointing. "Mommy, what is that?" A young and impressionable mind, so observant and curious, soaking up information and knowledge every single day. "That," mom states, "is a RAINBOW!" "But Mommy, where did it come from? What is it doing? Where does it go? Can … Continue reading Divisiveness Over a Rainbow?
At the corner of a very busy intersection was a small gathering of the brightly colored fowl type gossipers. And with them was another who was much more common, not nearly as colorful or spectacular. And yet, there they were all assembled together. You see, there was a sprinkler watering the grass and part of … Continue reading Why Not Choose!
Very rarely do I write an article using first-person singular pronouns. For one, the purpose of my blog is to be a place where I can offer hope to others based on my own struggles and experiences in life. And secondly, I think my opinions and feelings are more appropriately written in a personal journal. … Continue reading Our Vicious Canker Sore
It was a beautiful and sunny summer afternoon. The sun was shining brightly with no clouds in sight. With the windows of our vehicle open, we traveled to our destination. We had one quick stop to make first, the gas station. We drove in and settled into one of the lanes for refueling. We stopped behind … Continue reading Top 10 Strategies for Your Auto Accident Settlement
Her cell phone suddenly rings, jarring her awake. She peeks at the screen and sees the name of one of her dearest friends. Her phone so rarely rings that she's not sure whether to answer it or not. She only has two options, answer or leave it. She has been in this situation so many … Continue reading What I Really Mean When I Say No
She sits perfectly still and is willing the thoughts in her head to go away. Urging and nagging thoughts accompanied by emotions so raw and fierce. She looks about to see whether anyone is looking. She is certain that others can see her heart pounding through her shirt. It's rapid and intense. With each beat … Continue reading Those Who Feel Too Much
I Just Want to Die! Do I have your attention? Good! If someone said this to you, do you know what you would say? What you would do? We never know how we're going to respond in any given situation. It isn't until we receive training and experience that we learn what is best. But, … Continue reading 5 Things Not to Say to a Suicidal Person