Be Yourself

“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself” ~ Thích Nhất Hạnh This is part of a piece by a young woman named Chris Holop-Griffis. I was compelled to ask her if I could use the main parts for this post. I’m 57… Continue reading Be Yourself

Addicts and Holidays(Sequel to The Realities of Addiction)

“There will be times, however, when we really feel like using. We want to run, and we feel lousy. We need to be reminded of where we came from and that it will be worse this time.” ~ Anonymous “One of the biggest stumbling blocks to recovery seems to be placing unrealistic expectations on ourselves… Continue reading Addicts and Holidays(Sequel to The Realities of Addiction)

Hope

“Hope is a necessary concept”~Anonymous Hope is a necessary concept? A concept? When I read this I had to scratch my head because a concept is an abstract idea or a general notion. When we hope for something we have an expectation that something good will happen, or we are optimistic about the future. So… Continue reading Hope

The Realities of Addiction

I recently went thru my list of friends on social media and became both angry and sad at what this disease has done. Not just to my life, but the lives of the ones I call friends, others in my community and around the world. While looking thru my list of friends, I saw brothers… Continue reading The Realities of Addiction

Being Bullied by Bullies

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt Lately I’ve been seeing news articles, social media posts and hearing word from the streets about today’s topic – even in my lil corner of the world. So I thought I’d write about another issue that plagues our society. Suicide caused by bullying.… Continue reading Being Bullied by Bullies

What Matters in Life

“It’s not what we have in life, it’s who we have in our life that matters.” ~J.M. Laurence As the years fly by, I see how true this quote is. There have been times in my life when I’ve had all I needed and wanted. I didn’t have a whole lot of worry. I had… Continue reading What Matters in Life

Insight Into Some Of My Posts

Perhaps you’ve read some of my political posts. Maybe your views are different from mine and you choose to not read something that might challenge those views. Or maybe you’ve seen them but chose to not read them because, like me, you’ve had it with all things political. That’s ok, I understand but I hope… Continue reading Insight Into Some Of My Posts