An Empty Cup

“There is a hell lot of a difference between a quiet mind and an empty mind.” ~Soshail Akash~ I have a somewhat quiet mind right now. It’s Sunday, as I type. November 3rd. The football game is on mute because our guys aren’t having a good start and I’m trying a little professional sports voodoo. I’ll let you know in a minute if it worked. Having a quiet mind is not easy to do. The thoughts. And the more thoughts.Read more

Better Than a Food Journal

Recently, my friend Heather, or MOSY as she is known in blogging circles, wrote a wonderful piece on having Gratitude. She beat me to the punch. I had intended, ever since Mother’s Day, to write on the same subject. It was on May 12th that I started a Gratitude Journal, one in which I would write down three things I was grateful for, every day. So far, so good. Keeping a gratitude journal is easier than keeping a food journalRead more

Four Lines, One Eye

“The light of love, the purity of grace. The mind, the music, breathing from (his) face. The heart whose softness harmonised the whole. And, oh, that eye was in itself a soul!” ~George Gordon Byron~ This post has been brought to you by a feline soul and Linda Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday. If you are wondering what One-Liner Wednesday is all about, CLICK HERE. Linda G. Hill is the Queen of One-Liners and rules over her kingdom of followers. Check outRead more

Cool Opotamus

Is a hippopotamus a hippopotamus, or just a really cool Opotamus? ~Mitch Hedberg~ Does anyone ever believe they are truly hip or cool? I suppose the egotists of the world do. (No, no, that’s not you.) A friend recently texted me that her boyfriend thought I was “a pretty cool person,” which set me to pondering about what this means. I don’t necessarily consider “cool” as a word that defines me. A Star Trek Nerd? Yes. A gangly girl whoRead more

The Shiny Small Mammal Syndrome

Have you ever been distracted by… Hang on, my smart phone just beeped. Must be a Facebook update. Hmmm, the neighbor went camping, someone is not fond of the TSA, lots of dog and cat and Its-Monday-morning-and-I-need-coffee posts. Anyhow, Have you ever been… Excuse me, I forgot to look at today’s “Shame Your Pet” calendar page. Just a minute. “Hello, I’m a hole digging Jack-a** Russell!” Too funny! What was I saying? Oh yeah, have you ever been distracted byRead more

Round and Around…

A metallic blue SUV turns the corner, the driver’s mind turns as well. A pinkish red streaks across the sky as first glance of the morning sun appears. She is unable to notice, the day ahead swirling in her head. Too much to do…too much to do…too much to do… She nears her destination. The sun disappears behind the trees and houses of the subdivision, behind the rising wall that leads to the highway. The street light turns yellow. She resists temptation to pushRead more