Parents/Kids

I wonder – do you ever stop worrying about your child/children? When my son started driving, he used to always roll his eyes at me when he was leaving and I would say, “Drive safely.” I stopped him once and explained to him that he would always be my kid and I would always be . . . → Read More: Parents/Kids

Do what you say you are going to do

Please think before you speak: do not offer to do things you are not going to do. Even if your intentions are good, you probably know whether or not you are going to follow through. And even if you intend to follow through, if there is any doubt at all, please don’t say anything. You . . . → Read More: Do what you say you are going to do

Valentine’s Day

Some people love and embrace Valentine’s Day; others despise Valentine’s Day as a made-up holiday designed to get you to spend more money. What do you think? I actually see both sides of the issue. I can see that Valentine’s Day is a great day to pay a little more attention to your sweetie to . . . → Read More: Valentine’s Day

More random thoughts

I am having a hard time cutting myself any slack these days. I know better in my head, but I just can’t seem to get there in my heart on some issues.

I seem to have an especially hard time believing in myself when someone else presents their reality of me, and it doesn’t quite . . . → Read More: More random thoughts

Random thoughts on the state of our country

I understand that some people think we have gone overboard with political correctness. I don’t understand why some people seem to think that the opposite of being politically correct is being rude. If that is the choice, then I will choose to be PC. I do not see the need to purposely hurt people, or . . . → Read More: Random thoughts on the state of our country

It’s not over until it’s over

I am going through some rough times right now, and I ran across something President Barack Obama said in his last couple days as president: “…the only thing that is the end of the world is the end of the world.” Wow – that really speaks to me right now. I think it is the . . . → Read More: It’s not over until it’s over

Being comfortable

I don’t know why, but one of the hardest things for me to remember is that I don’t have to fix everything for everybody! I was raised to be a people-pleaser and to make everyone else comfortable. I am coming to the belief that it is important for me to be comfortable. I don’t mean . . . → Read More: Being comfortable

Let go and move on

Why is it so hard to let go of some things – especially things that keep you mired where you don’t want to be? I am working on the ‘let it go’ thing. Righteous indignation is probably right up there at the top of my list of things that are hard to let go of. . . . → Read More: Let go and move on

Healthcare

Is our healthcare system crazy – hell yes! I have just spent a lot of time – again – on the phone trying to straighten something out. I saw a doctor in a clinic at the beginning of the month, then 2 weeks later saw another doctor at that clinic. Now, this is a clinic . . . → Read More: Healthcare

Political correctness

Political correctness – we are hearing a lot about this right now. And I often wonder if people know there is a difference between this and just being polite and nice. I agree that sometimes things go a little wonky, and some seem to go a little overboard with trying to be politically correct. However, . . . → Read More: Political correctness