What Would You Be Left With?

Not long ago, a dear friend posed the following question to me:What would you have today if you were only left with the things you had given thanks for the day before?That stopped me dead in my tracks. What would I be left with? Thinking back to the previous day, it dawned on me that I would be left with nothing.Not my health.Not my home.Not my job.Not my family and friends.Nothing....more

Having a second childhood

I had a fantastic childhood (thanks, Mom!). Even when my memories fail me, I have lots of pictures to look back on: Christmases full of presents, parties with lots of friends, family vacations to new and unusual places. (And caves...what was it with having children visit caves as part of a vacation? But I digress.)...more


As usual, I was behind the chair for 8 hours today doing hair.  I had great clients from start to finish and lots of laughs along the way.  I have had many people actually say to me..."You really don't work do you?"  Well, I actually do...or at least my aching feet say I do at the end of a long day.  But I understand what they mean when they say this.  I am not really confined by a definitive set of rules outlined by an overbearing boss or corporation.  I set my own hours, I listen to my clients needs and wants, try to meet them and generally have...more

Make new friends but keep the old

friend·shipˈfren(d)SHip/noun as defined by Google the emotions or conduct of friends; the state of being friends.<...more

Attitude of gratitude: Thankful for my home

My dream home: It’s nestled in the country with lots of acres all around. It has a big wrap-around porch where the kids can play and my husband and I can watch sunsets and see the storms roll in. I love a good thunderstorm....more

Attitude of gratitude: Thankful for my children

 Today’s been a good day.The girls have gotten along and I haven’t felt stressed with the normal refereeing I usually have to do: “Don’t touch her. Don’t pull her hair. Get back. Don’t don’t don’t, nope, give it back …” etc....more

Attitude of gratitude: Thankful for God's protection

A few weeks ago I had a great idea.I was going to write every day in November with a theme of “An Attitude of Gratitude.” Every. Single. Day.I really don’t know what’s happening inside my head sometimes. It was easy for me to come up with a list of things to write about. But the more I thought about having to post something every day — I got a bit stressed out. Three times a week? Doable. But seven? I prayed about it quite a bit. I never got the feeling that it was something I needed to do.  ...more

random things i'm thankful for

In the past few weeks we've been doing a lot of yardwork, including trimming and pruning trees and bushes (including taking out a huge gnarled rosebush). That meant a TON of garbage (approximately 12 garbage bags ugh)....more