Tag: inspiration

A Swift Kick In My Determination

Are you a few pounds overweight? I am. Many of us can relate, and that’s why, when I read an inspirational story recently, I knew I must share. It’s from my friend, Turtle. Her post reminded me of a tragedy that occurred last year. Turtle profiled Cameron, a man who recently lost quite a bit…

Back Roads Therapy

I caught myself reminiscing in a very big way on Saturday evening. First we attended a retirement party (which is salt in an already big wound. While Saturday’s party was for someone who worked with my husband, today I saw my former work peeps and it hurts my heart that I am no longer part…

The Life To Come

  “Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone’s face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear…

Is YOUR Name On The List?

When did your love of writing begin? Are certain people responsible? I’ve been thinking lately about how mine began. The presentation of Auntie Hazel’s flashy script and grandma’s heartfelt poems filtered down through dad (both links lead to Sass and Vinegar, a tribute to two creative sisters who loved wordplay). I figured my interest came from dad’s…

A Horse of Another Color

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” Maya Angelou Think about that. Has there been a time in your life when something catastrophic happened forcing you to make a major life decision, and you found yourself in a new situation with new people, yet, you revealed nothing? On advice of…

I. Am.

I. Am. you think i need you. how dare i disagree. your smugness permeates the air when i speak. such grand, faux hauteur! you say i don’t matter; you yearn to shut me up. our eyes lock; my tenacity shatters your self-imposed, superior vantage. you squirm that i see beyond the facade of your fragile,…