Wife to a wonderful man.
Daughter of incredible parents.
Sister to outstanding siblings.
Grandmother of biracial children.
Survivor of physical and sexual abuse.
Educated woman with a wide array of professional experience.
Thankfulness in life in general is a learned skill. The person who can be thankful in the midst of difficulties is a blessed person. In general, I believe we learn thankfulness best when we watch others model it, strive for it, revel in it. My parents embodied thankfulness this year, in many special ways. Through this challenging year they have reminded me again of the need for thankfulness in my life. The thankful thoughts I have for 2020 are all related to my special parents.
Neither Democrats nor Republicans have anything to be proud of this political season in the United States of America (that includes myself). We have all become so partisan and so overwhelmed with the need to be right or be the winner. We know this election will come down to decisions by courts, and nothing we say or do from the sidelines will make any difference now that votes are cast. So how come we are wasting all our energy on this?
Racing thoughts Can’t slow down Heart pounding Can’t slow down Anxiety clutches Can’t slow down Depression hits I slowed down
No form of basil tastes good to me, nor does coconut. Both are simply unappealing, in my humble opinion. Given this fact, Thai food has also held little appeal with its heavy reliance on coconut milk and frequent use of Thai Basil.
I have been Beaten, not broken Belittled, not diminished Bullied, not silenced Betrayed, not resentful Back-stabbed, not ruined.
Just in Case... Just in case you didn't know it, Just in case nobody has said it, You are incredible! You are uniquely created to be the best you possible.
Poem 1: Is it Wrong or Right? Is it wrong? Dreaming, not acting; Wanting, not reaching; Seeing, not solving; Watching, not participating?
I hear it often and do not know where it comes from, “You don’t know what you don’t know.” For most of my life I have not been humble enough to acknowledge I didn’t have all the answers, or know enough to resolve, solve, or fix something. This leads to a propensity to put forth platitudes or convenient “solutions” for others (thinking that I know best).