Archive | May 2012

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This week’s 100 Word Challenge from Velvet Verbosity prompt is SPECTACLE. I didn’t have to look far to craft my submission. The past couple of weeks have been a little challenging for me. Stress, sorrow, frustration, and even anger built until I could not hold them back any longer. Then, without warning, I erupted. I […]

Top Ten Pick-Me-Ups

From time to time, life can knock us off our feet. When this happens, we supposedly have two choices: stay down or get back up. I don’t buy that! I believe we have ONE choice and that is to get back up! When the time is right. We might have a little stumble from which […]

My Fragile Heart

What follows is in response to Velvet Verbosity’s 100 Word Challenge. The word this week is “Fragile.” The past two weeks have been nothing short of challenging for me. I suffered two injuries, the loss of a beloved pet, two very ugly encounters with strangers, and was the victim of fraudulent bank charges. I have cried […]

Gretta’s Gifts–What I Learned from My Dog

This past weekend, we had to put one of our beloved dogs to sleep. Gretta was an eleven-year-old Border Collie. She wasn’t simply an amazing companion to our family, she was family. I have been a pet lover and owner my entire life. I’ve had guinea pigs, horses, rabbits, chickens, cats, a goat, ducks and […]

Top Ten Ways to Become the Hero in Your Own Life

By now you may realize I am a big proponent of personal accountability and self-actualization. As adults, each of us has a responsibility to ourselves to make the most of our lives, to do our best, and to carry our own weight. Yes, I know…you have medical issues, you weren’t given the opportunities others were […]