Thursday, July 20, 2017

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Lightbub Moment .....

Me thinking.... 

WOW, what a lightbulb moment. 

 Not quite the word I would 
actually use... 'tragedy', 
still... it hits home for me.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

New Friend

For me being kind, or kindness is about the same as breathing.  I really don't have
to ~think~ about IT.   My family says.... Ohhh She's never met a stranger.  
I will have to say though, it comes down to treating folks the way I would like
to be treated.   Maybe it's my open nature, but people will just talk to me or tell
me things...  Take yesterday for instance, I was in a Walmart, there was a lady with what clearly appeared like 2 granddaughters, ages maybe 10 and 12.  We were in the area, near the sweet snacks... LIKE LITTLE DEBBIES.   :)   The girls were saying...  "PLEASE... PLEASE" ... I SMILED at the grandma... she said the girls were from out of town and visiting, and they don't have snacks like this. 

EVEN though, I pretty much KNEW... I said... "Are they military kids" ?
The grandma responded, "Yes, they are visiting from Germany".   I said....
"Is someone in the Air Force" ?   YES, her son-in-law.   I did not have a post card
of my Soldier and Angel with me, so we exchanged cell numbers and I sent Pam
one via a text.  What a wonderful meeting.  

Kindness - From Websters Dictionary - 1828  You read the year correctly.  1828

KINDNESS, noun [from kind, the adjective.]
1. Good will; benevolence; that temper or disposition which delights in contributing to the happiness of others, which is exercised cheerfully in gratifying their wishes, supplying their wants or alleviating their distresses; benignity of nature. kindness ever accompanies love.
There is no man whose kindness we may not sometime want, or by whose malice we may not sometime suffer.
2. Act of good will; beneficence; any act of benevolence which promotes the happiness or welfare of others. Charity, hospitality, attentions to the wants of others, etc., are deemed acts of kindness or kindnesses.

Angel Of Protection
(permission to use in any way that honors our US Military)

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Meet and Greet ....

Please allow me to introduce myself....To myself ....

"Inner self" is an expression for your private inner feelings and self-awareness. The inner self is often referred to in spirituality.  Sometimes, meditation is used to awaken our consciousness and see our true inner self. Refers to the inner divinity from which the being and personality evolve. The Unconscious, the Subconscious and the Higher Self. Your inner self is the person you are inside. Like when someone asks you how you are doing, and you say "good" even though you feel crummy inside.
Your inner self is who you are not in front of others.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

To A Loving Parent

To A Loving Parent

When the baby cries and you are tired, know that this time will pass - and when your child leaves for kindergarten you will have forgotten the difficult times.

Find, if you can, a few minutes each day just for you. Close your eyes, 
be still, rest. You deserve it.

Try to listen. Listen to the thoughts, the dreams, the anxieties, and the 
laughter your child wants to share with you.

Praise your child. Say "Wonderful!" "Thank you" and "Please". Say "I love you" and "What a good idea".   Don't say "No" when you can say "Yes!". 
Help your child become a comfortable individual.

Don't say cruel or harmful things when you are tired or angry at something or someone else. Apologize to your child when you are wrong. 
Say "I'm sorry". It will teach them to do the same.

Each day find something loving and warm to say to your child - and to yourself. Never beat a child, it only teaches that violence is acceptable behavior. 
Count to ten instead.

Find inexpensive things to do. A walk, a bus ride. Sit together, learn things together. Laugh together. Encourage your child to question, to be curious.

Share things about yourself. Let your children know you as a person, not as a parent who never makes mistakes. Let them see that you are an individual too.

Introduce your child to books. Go to the library together. Read aloud together. 
Sing songs. Paint stones.

Try to set aside one mealtime each day when each of you - children and adults - can tell the family something that happened during their day. 
You will learn a lot from and about each other.

Let your child discover and learn independence by doing things alone; and to make mistakes. Mistakes do not mean failure. We all make mistakes; it is a necessary learning process.  Let your child help in small ways.  Bed making, dishes, setting the table, feeding pets.  Don't set your standards too high.

Remind yourself that in a few short years your little one will be grown and gone - to a life of his or her own. Treasure the time you have together.  Write down funny things your child says and does. They will provide you with precious memories.

Be open to change and accept it. Change is inevitable. 
Remember that each day is a new beginning.

As best you can, help your children to grow up as happy individuals. 
It is a priceless legacy; one that will enable them to achieve adulthood 
knowing they are worthwhile and that life is good.

(Author unknown)
Don't recall where I copied these words from....
but I clearly recall when. 
1982 - My daughter Nicole was tiny.....   6 months old or less. 

I've tried to live these words.   I'm sharing them today
for the parents of all small children... 'time will move very fast'. 

***Get yourself an index box and blank cards.....
WRITE DOWN AND DATE the funny things 
your children do or say....
You will treasure the memories in years to come*** 

A Mom's Favorite Flowers
Kevin picked these for me on May 1, 2005

Friday, December 13, 2013

The Kindness Exchange


Josh Urban is the mastermind behind The Kindness Exchange.  


You can join the Kindness Exchange Facebook page at this link....

IF you would like to share your kind deed in an
anonymous way, just leave your deed in the comments and I will be happy to share
on the Facebook group,

marked as.........  Anonymous Kind Deed.   :)


Thursday, July 18, 2013

Key Lime and Blueberry Bundt Cake


Key lime


  • 2 cups fresh blueberries

  • 2 teaspoon lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 4 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1  package Key Lime cake mix

  • 1 cup sour cream

  • 4 large eggs


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, gently toss blueberries and make sure there are no stems on the blueberries.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cake mix and sour cream and lemon juice. Add eggs one
    at a time, beating at low speed after each addition. Continue to beat at
    medium speed 2 minutes. Fold in blueberries.
  3. Coat a 10-inch Bundt pan with cooking spray. Transfer batter to
    pan and bake 35-40 minutes or until toothpick tests clean. Cool in pan
    on a wire rack for 15 minutes before inverting. Cool completely. Dust
    with confectioners' sugar or pour on glaze. 

* This turned out so moist and yummy....  I did not use frosting or confectioners sugar.

Would have been AWESOME with a scoop of vanila ice cream.  :))))