A Stranger’s Love.

Almost three weeks ago, the community stepped in and furnished our new home. They also made sure my daughter had an abundance of Christmas gifts. Less than a week ago, a mother brought me over a box she received for me from her friend. I opened it up and my breathe was taken away. There were numerous pieces of colored paper that had been cut up and folded. I opened one by one. On every piece there were encouraging and uplifting quotes that she had handwritten. She is also a single parent and understood what I was going through firsthand. What a blessing to my heart and soul. What an amazing woman and mother.

  • I love the smell of possibility in the morning.-unknown
  • I prefer to wake up to five-card-draw pokes. Each morning a new hand, some days, junk; some days, a full house; and every day, the challenge of playing that hand to win.-Wendy Resd Crisp
  • Where I was born and where I now live is unimportant. It is what I have done with where I have been that should be of interest. -Georgia O’Reeffe
  • There is as much greatness of mind in acknowledging a good turn, as in doing it. -Seneca
  • Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.
  • We can never untangle all the woes in other people’s lives. We can’t produce miracles overnight. But we can bring a cup of cool water to a thirsty soul, or a scoop of laughter to a lonely heart. -Barbara Johnson
  • Don’t forget to wear your smile.
  • The more you allow within you, the brighter the world you live in will be. -Shakti Gawain
  • Many things which can not be overcome when they are together, yield themselves up when taken little by little. -Plutarch
  • When confronted with a Goliath-sized problem, which way do you respond: “He’s too big to hit” or, like David, “He’s too big to miss.”
  • Lympth (v.) to walk with a lisp.
  • The Lord is our spiritual road atlas. When we rely on Him, we’ll never get lost.
  • The key to listening is knowing the right times when to nod. -Salt & Pepper Comic
  • Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. -Mother Teresa of Calcuta
  • True courage is not only a balloon for rising but also a parachute for falling. -Karl Ludwig Borne
  • Keep calm and pretend you’re at the beach.
  • It’s over when you quit, not when you lose.
  • The glory of tomorrow is rooted in the drudgery of today.
  • Live so that you wouldn’t be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip.
  • Admire your accomplishments. Large or small, they contribute to the well-being of this world. A little light somewhere makes a brighter light everywhere. A speck of sand can turn into a pearl. -Douglas Pagels
  • Since you are like no other being ever created since the beginning of time, you are incomparable. -Brenda Ueland
  • Soul-er energy is a renewable resource, as long as you stay in the Son. -Frank Johnson
  • Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back in the same box.
  • It is not the lamp but the manners which give light to the home. -Ethiopian proverb
  • Nothing I am sure, calls forth the faculties so much as being obliged to struggle with the world. -Mary Wollstonecraft
  • Sometimes the Lord calms the storm; sometimes he lets the storm rage and calms his child.
  • In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity. -Sun Tzu
  • Ignore the odds. Even though you cannot do everything, you can do something. You may be only one, but you can still make a difference. -Charles Swindull
  • God never asks about our ability or our inability-just our availability.
  • Open the windows at the center of your chest and let the spirits fly in and out. -Rum
  • Live for today but hold your hands open to tomorrow. Anticipate the future and its changes with joy. There is a seed of God’s love in every event, every circumstance, every unpleasant situation in which you may find yourself. -Barbara Johnson
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My First Blog Post – Wow!

I have been thinking about my life lately.  So much has happened and I feel like I have significantly aged.  I am 37 years old.  Is that old? I feel old. I am exhausted physically and mentally. Lately, I have been researching advice and tips for writing a book. I decided maybe a blog is a good way to start.  I want to tell my story.  Honestly, I don’t read blogs about anything.  Maybe I will start or I am incapable of doing so at this point in my life. I am decompressing.  I wonder how long that will take?!  Anyway, my goal with this blog is to get all my experiences and thoughts out of my brain.  I want to be free.