Maybe it would have been easier…

One thing I’ve learned over the past year, over and over, is that expectations lead to disappointment.  That is a statement worth listening to and embracing. Expectations lead to disappointment. I don’t say it to be negative.  I state it to remind myself to be realistic.  I am a ‘glass half full’ person.  In fact, […]

Revisiting Old Places, Old Faces

“When I think of them, I am suddenly that girl again.  I so don’t want to be that girl again.”   I grew up in a small town.  Growing up, I felt like it was such a small town that EVERYONE knew what I was doing.  I was a babysitter, worked at the local department […]

Smiling...It's Good for What Ails You!

Smiling…It’s Good for What Ails You!

How many times have people asked, “Why are you always smiling?”  In fact, that made me smile as I typed the words!  Have you tried it?  Smiling is a powerful tool for bringing joy to your heart–it is a mood changer! When we were growing up (actually, in high school), I remember my brother telling […]

Reprieve before the Reunion…and Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

Doesn’t the title say it all?  Tomorrow is my only day this week that I don’t HAVE to be somewhere–though there is somewhere I would like to be for part of the day, to support a friend of mine in her business endeavor–and I’m thrilled to be able to just stay in my home.  My […]

Life’s Terms

What are the terms of the agreement?  You know, the agreement of life.  Funny thing…I’ve looked through lots of papers, books, articles, and the Bible.  Yet, there are no real terms of agreement for life, are there? We are born.  We live.  We make choices.  We have joys.  We have sadness.  We celebrate.  We struggle. […]

Grandmother’s Interview

This will probably only really interest my family, extended and immediate.  Please enjoy Grandmother’s interview with the radio station in Marshall, Texas. Grandmother’s Interview


I’m learning about Qigong.  It is similar to Tai Chi, I think, but it is different than it.  That explains the different name, right?  I want to bring that peace into my very being that seems to come from practicing these postures.  It doesn’t replace meditation, though, but it really can add to the intentional […]

The Daikon Radish

The Daikon Radish

Yep, you heard me…daikon radish.  The first time I read those words, I thought it meant a small reddish  vegetable…I discovered with my first vegetable delivery from Gigi’s Organic Garden Club that this long white carrot-looking thing was in fact a DAIKON RADISH.  I’ve come across several interesting recipes–usually using it in cold salads.  Today, […]

The Final Graduation...for High School

The Final Graduation…for High School

Hunter Allen Black, Class of 2012….that’s my nephew.  I felt such a sense of pride in that boy tonight.  Not that I hadn’t felt the same pride when my own children graduated, or when his older brother and sister graduated.  It was just knowing that this was the final high school graduate to come from […]

Living With Intention

Living With Intention

What a challenge I have met in the book I am reading.  Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life:  Living the Wisdom of the Tao, by Wayne Dyer. I’ve spent the past several years trying to live my life with intention…of course, several things have cropped up along the way that I wasn’t choosing to include. […]

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