Tag: awareness

And the Rain Came Pouring Down

As I was sitting, meditating this morning, the rain was beating on the window with each large gust of wind. I could hear the pounding on the porch roof outside my window. I could hear the wind chimes on the other side of the house. […]

70 pounds gone

Many weeks ago, in the evening, I was sitting with my husband watching TV. Well sort of watching TV, he was watching, I was knitting. It was just on. There was a commercial I had seen (heard) many times before. A woman is standing there, […]

A Transforming Moment

Long ago, my family, myself, husband, 4-year-old daughter and 2 cats, moved from the Seattle, Washington area to Delray Beach, Florida to be closer to his family. It was a struggle since we did not go with jobs. We did what we could through the […]

Sorry

Sorry

My last post created many interesting responses. Some thought I was not grieving. Some thought I was being callous. Some thought I was insincere. Some agreed with me completely. What I’m saying is “I’m sorry for your loss” has become a stock response when we […]

“I’m sorry for your loss”

“I’m sorry for your loss”

Why do we say “I’m sorry for your loss” when someone dies? I have been revisiting this these past several weeks since my father died just as he wanted to, at home, in his sleep (at least I want to believe he was asleep), quickly […]

I Am Feeling Wonderful!

I Am Feeling Wonderful!

The other day I was just getting settled at the midweek meditation at my church when one of the ladies ask, “Barbara, how are you today?” I responded enthusiastically, “I am wonderful. Thank you for asking.” Another lady added, “If you were any better, you’d […]

The End of 2017

The End of 2017

I’ve had a very crazy 2 years. From reading my blogs, you already know that. But as 2017 quickly comes to a close, it’s time to be grateful for how far I’ve come. The good news is I’m on my way back to health. Some […]

Do What You Have Never Done

Do What You Have Never Done

“To have what you have never had do what you have never done.” This quote came to me as a refrigerator magnet sometime around 2000 to 2001. It was after I had beat cancer and I wanted something different in my life other than the […]

The Feelings of Homelessness

The Feelings of Homelessness

I have been feeling homeless for a while now. Yes, I have a roof over my head and food on the table. I live in a house. It’s just not my home. In my 20’s and 30’s, in a space of about ten years, I […]

How Full Is Your Glass?

How Full Is Your Glass?

I saw this old quote with a twist recently, “It doesn’t matter if the glass is half full or half empty, just be glad you have a glass with something in it.” I’ve always thought of myself as the kind of person whose glass is […]