Happy Grateful New Year!

Welcome to 2021! How can we prepare to tackle this year’s challenges ? Give thanks!According to an article in positivepsychology.com, when we express gratitude, our brain releases dopamine and serotonin, the two crucial neurotransmitters responsible for our emotions. These neurotransmitters make us feel good and enhance our mood immediately. In other words, when we practice gratitude, we’ll feel … Continue reading Happy Grateful New Year!

Covid Comedy…or how to laugh to keep from crying

Writer’s note:  I’ve been writing a lot of heavy duty stuff lately.  Today, I just need to laugh.  How about you? -Be sure to arrange a chuckle today.  Hope this helps.I sleep in the basement.  Don’t ask.  I’ve been down here a few months now so I’m getting used to it.  It’s dark down here and pretty quiet, kinda like a … Continue reading Covid Comedy…or how to laugh to keep from crying

Beautiful Things Can Grow in Hard Places

Beautiful things can grow in hard places. I’ve planted Cornflowers (some call them “Bachelor Buttons”) in all my gardens. I plant the seeds in designated flowerbeds. No matter where I plant the seeds, however, the cornflowers refuse to grow in my gardens. The little blue buds of cornflowers always turn up in the hard places, … Continue reading Beautiful Things Can Grow in Hard Places

A Bedtime Story…Life rearranges. God never changes

Writers note: My post today is credited to concepts of Stephen Elkins.  I highly recommend you buy his book: “Bedtime Prayers that end with a HUG” - available through www.share-a-hug.com and www.tyndale.com/kids    It is a delightful bedtime book for kids like me. COVID sure has crudded up our lives, right folks?  It’s tossed us into uncertainty.  It’s chucked us into … Continue reading A Bedtime Story…Life rearranges. God never changes