3 Things We Can Learn From Our Older Friends

I’ve noticed a trend in my female friends; most of them are older than me by a good ten years.  Several are twenty years my senior, and a few are even older than that.  I find their company comforting; since we’re not at the same place in life, it’s easier to talk to them because, let’s face it, anything I’m experiencing they’ve likely lived through.  I recently lunched with two dear friends who are in their late seventies; retired and enjoying their grandchildren in the autumn of life. ...more
J-MOM I met a few of my older friends at the gym, believe it or not!  A few I met at work, and ...more

One Slightly Used Wedding Dress

For Sale……One slightly used wedding dress.I ran into it at the back of the closet today.I didn't think it would make me cry…..But there it was….all white and beautiful and outdated….....more

2015, NOW What?

For my first blog post of 2015, I struggled. I have a few about poor customer service in New Hampshire, 2 poor restaurant experiences, and several blogs about life. But when I started to compose them, I hemmed. Then I hawwwed. Then I grunted, hemmed more and hawwed more....more


DOORMATS.....Those are people who let other people walk all over them...Doormats are meant to wipe our feet on....Doormats are not meant to be people.....Unfortuantely too many people either walk all over other people or they get walked all over on.....This is most often the result of how a person has taught other people how they want to be treated........more
I am often told I am too nice for my own good. And I hate to admit it but I am. It's a ...more

Saying What You Mean

It's funny how often you say things just to keep the peace. Not wanting to hurt anyone's feeling or call attention to yourself, you may find it safer not to say anything at all. So is it better to remain quiet or to say something just to be a part of the conversation. It's your call, but are you really being truthful to yourself. How uncomfortable would it be if you were to share what you're really thinking? Being respectful to others, yet expressing how you really feel. Know that most people are open to what you have to say....more

Finding Joy When You Least Expect It

There are times when you get so busy, that you tend to overlook what is right in front of you. You are so focused on what needs to be done that your priorities get mixed up. You forget about everything around you because you're concentrating so hard on your responsibilities. Balancing life has taken a back seat to achieving your goals. Spending time with family and friends sometimes is difficult when you have so much to do. Being driven to accomplish what seems to be so important doesn't leave you much time to enjoy life....more

Learning From Our Mistakes

We all make mistakes. But when we keep making the same mistakes over and over it's time to take a closer look at what is going on. Avoidance seems to work, if we don't look at what is happening maybe it'll go away. It's not as if don't recognize the problem, but we may not want to fix it at this time. Doing something would mean facing who we are and it could make a bad situation worse. But that's part of what's going on. Our fears and procrastination has blown the situation out of proportion. Now is a better time than later to do what should have been done yesterday....more

It's Okay To Ask

There are times when life seems to be more of a struggle than usual. You're not sure how you're going to make it, but yet you persevere a day at a time. You've always gone your own way and things have turned out okay. But sometimes life could be so much simpler if you didn't have to go it alone. So why aren't you asking for help if you need it. You pride yourself for being independent, but maybe life wasn't meant to be so hard. There are many people who love and care for you. And they may have tried to help you in the past, but knowing that you'll refuse, they've stopped asking....more

I'm Okay With Who I Am

Some days it feels as if you're just okay. There is nothing special going on with your life that you need to celebrate. But yet, nothing bad is happening either. It's one of those times that everything seems to be going right. It's during these times, that you have an opportunity to rest. It may not be the best time to make plans to change your life dramatically. But the perfect time to enjoy where you are. It's a quiet moment that may not happen all the time, but when it does come around take advantage of it. Being in perfect alignment with the universe is a great place to be....more