10 Brilliant Things About 2016 (on battling Stinkin’ Thinkin’)

If you have ever known someone with clinical depression, you know what a terrible thing it can be: to be so overwhelmingly sad, to the point of uncontrollable mourning, without being able to point to any specific reason, or to be the friend or relative who longs to console the inconsolable. I have never experienced … Continue reading 10 Brilliant Things About 2016 (on battling Stinkin’ Thinkin’)

Making A Difference

“So, if you were to do it all over again, would you choose to stay at home? I mean, do you really think you feel fulfilled and all?”

The question caught me off guard. It came from a young lady very dear to me who is trying to figure out what she wants to do with her life.

To be a stay at home mom. That was one of the biggest decisions I made years ago, and the ripple effects have influenced the lives of many more than my own.

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Jump In!

A few days ago I spent time in the local ER with my mom. She’s doing fine now, thank you. Some of her meds had been readjusted and her body decided to protest, giving us all a bit of adrenaline we could do without.

While in the Emergency Room, one of mom’s nurses came up to me.

“So,” She said. “If I die ten years younger than I would have otherwise, I want you to know it is your husband’s fault.”

What?

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The Perfect Day

So, here’s the plan!

In one of the many writing books I’ve been reading, the author mentioned doing your highest priority item first thing in the morning, in that manner you mentally form the habit. In the book’s case, that meant writing.

I acknowledge the author is correct. What I tend to put first in my day becomes habit because I have made it a priority. I disagree, however, that writing is my first place priority. So, first thing in the morning, after yawning my way to my son’s room to make sure he is awake, I determine to have my devotions.

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