“I Believe…”

Written August 1, 2015(edited 2017) “I believe that we are here for each other, not against each other. Everything comes from an understanding that you are a gift in my life – whoever you are, whatever our differences.” ~John Denver…How true. Thank you for the gifts you have brought me…Much love… ~Doug I stumbled on… Continue reading “I Believe…”

Grant Me the Serenity

Written July 25, 2017 “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”  Reinhold Niebuhr 1934 We all have those days when it seems like nothing is going right and everything is going wrong. It’s those days… Continue reading Grant Me the Serenity

“Knowledge Itself Is Power”

Written June 9, 2017 “Follow your Path to the Water, the Source of Life sustaining, Thirst Quenching Water. Gather your Water upstream from others, so you are gathering Pure, unpolluted Water. Others may try to show you where to go for Water….”The pure Water is over here.”…..”The pure Water is there.”….Each one of us needs… Continue reading “Knowledge Itself Is Power”

About Beauty

Written June 2, 2017 They say “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” and “Beauty is on the inside”. When I first heard these statements I understood them right away, however, it wasn’t until recently that these words hit home. Personally, I’ve never thought of myself as beautiful. I don’t know why really. I’ve… Continue reading About Beauty

In Honor of Earth Day

Written April 25, 2014(edited 2017) “ ‘Look over there! It is the Rainbow, Bright and Cheerful, it is the rainbow. Listen to that! It is the Swallow, Singing to gather the Rain Clouds to Us. Come over here, come, sings the Swallow. Come over here, come, sings the Swallow. Listen again! It is the Corn.… Continue reading In Honor of Earth Day

Listen to Understand

Written April 15, 2017 “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” ~ Stephen R. Covey Have you ever listened to 2 children fight? Once you get passed the cuteness factor and reminiscing of your own years, look and notice how they argue and fight. Do… Continue reading Listen to Understand


Written January 18, 2017 “Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come.” ~Anne Lamott. Some time ago while I was working on rebuilding myself, I was given a list of vocabulary words related to rebuilding myself. I knew… Continue reading Hope