Saturday Is A Good Day To Be Thankful

MOMD just read me his list of 10 things for which he is grateful for today.We've been talking a lot about gratefulness lately.A day or two ago he and I discussed that sometimes it is hard to list out the things for which we are thankful because some items seem so insignificant. We concluded, however, that when we acknowledge even the smallest blessings we are being deliberate in our gratefulness. We're taking notice of all of the richness of life....more

Day 30 NaBloPoMo: Finished! On to other projects!

I did it!  I posted every single day in November.   I may have had 2 or 3 late 2:00 am posts so by the clock it looked like I posted twice in one day, but I made sure I posted before I went to bed.  There were two days where I forgot to cross-post onto BlogHer, but still I got my butt in the chair and posted every single day.  Even though I may not have won-won, I will do it again with stricter criteria.  To where:...more

Dinner Date

This is a great story that came to my inbox sometime ago ago and i was thoroughly touched reading this!I am sure all you readers out there will love reading this too...Thought of sharing this on this occasion of happy family time and lovely holiday season! After 21 years of marriage, my wife wanted me to take another woman out to dinner and a movie. She said, "I love you, but I know this other woman loves you and would love to spend some time with you." ...more

A relaxed approach to the holiday season

When I hauled the three boxes of Halloween decorations and costumes back up the attic, I realized that the candy bowl I’d been looking for the week before – the one with the grabby hand and sound effects – was in one of two other boxes of Halloween stuff that I had completely overlooked. “Oh, well,” I thought. “All this will still be here next year.”...more

Counting my blessings..

November. Where'd it go? This has been one of the fastest passing years in my life. Maybe it's my age or maybe just that this year was packed with so many memorable moments. This usually is the month I "count my blessings”. Here are a few… God. Always there, always listening and always answering me. I know I am blessed! Family. A blessing when you peel away all the drama and disagreements. My family used to be close but a disagreement divided us....more

Day 28 NaBloPoMo; Motivation 3rd post of 3 part series.

Go for it!  Like I said motivation is fleeting, capture it when you can. Just remember to keep things balanced.  Shower, cook and eat your meals, get enough sleep, and spend time with loved ones.  This is where the work in my non-motivational skills hit home.  If I went to bed which can halt my motivation I can keep up the task even though my motivation waned.  ...more

What Do We Control? -- Gaining The Inside Advantage

Concentrate your energy on whatever it is in your life that you want to change.  In the process, do your best to distinguish between those things that you can and cannot control.Trying to change someone else to make your life better is usually a waste of time and energy. Many of our problems stem from trying to get others to do what we want. We are truly powerless in changing others, so focus on YOU for a CHANGE!Discover the three things over which we have control:  visit CWLauro.com and see my blog dated October 24, 2014....more

Thankful for all that I could do for others!

As I celebrate Thanksgiving thankful for all my blessing, I realize that I'm a little off on what I should feel good about. I know now that it is not enough to be thankful for all that you have received without being thankful for all that you have given. When I look back on this year I understand the true meaning of gratitude by focusing not on what I have but what I have done for others....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

Farmgirl Or Diva?

My coffee table tells all. I subscribe to Grit, BAZAAR, Living the Country Life, Natural Health, Hobby Farms, Caribbean Travel, Mother Earth News and Elle Magazine. All these magazines are just sitting on my table ready to expose me. What are they saying? "Hey you, visitor. Take a look at us, do you think she's a bit confused or what?" How is it that I want to be a farm girl AND a diva? Aren't the two things polar opposite? What is this desire I have to work the land with my bare hands, yet I still have to get a manicure from time to time?...more