• #BeReal,  Wellness

    In the Mirror

      When once again into this life comes someone who leads us into ourselves and exposes the truth we shun,   We have a tendency to run And hide, fearing we Aren’t good enough and deserve the mockery We know will come at our expense.   Until we dispense With these inaccurately perceived notions And learn to see the loveliness within We lose out on so many sweet emotions.   So don’t be afraid; you need to see the picture clearer When next someone shows you the beauty in the mirror. 00

  • Compassion,  poetry,  Writing

    Something To Think About Today

      The Homeless By Jessica Scott   North winds blow winter’s chill across a bleak and dreary landscape. Trees bereft of leaves bear small resemblance to their grand summer counterparts, looking more like stick figure apparitions with moaning countenances. Still, I love the cold and otherworldly beauty in the seeming death of nature. There’s hope hidden in every hibernating leaf bud, the promise of spring in evergreen bushes.   As I gaze through frost-painted windows, warm in my nest with a cup of tea at hand, I watch the small brown birds that live in the holly on the other side of the glass pane huddle together and I wonder…

  • 1000 Voices Speak For Compassion,  Blog,  Compassion

    Countdown to Friday

    So, those of us participating in #1000Speak Voices For Compassion are supposed to do a little reveal of what our post is going to be about Friday. I really thought about it. I’ve had my idea in mind for about a week and have been working as often as I can on my post. But I’ve decided I’m not going to reveal it to you. I love surprises and I don’t like easy hints that give the surprise away. (I’m pretty good at guessing by the way-psst Denise…when you said you had a secret, the first thought that went through my head was “she’s coming down for a visit-yeah…our ESP…

  • Journal,  Random,  Thoughts,  Uncategorized,  Writing

    A Little Kindness…

    Note: This was supposed to have been published yesterday 3/27/2014 but we experienced some technical difficulties (i.e. the Time Warner Cable merge with AT&T is causing interruptions and so I was without internet off and on all day.) So, for today you get two posts. This one and the regularly scheduled poetry post. And no small amount of patience, goes a long way. Apparently, the universe heard my plea for something interesting to happen today. It was a small thing but it definitely broke up the boredom of the past two days. See, a couple of weeks ago I went through the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport toll booths. I was coming back…

  • Encouragement,  Journal,  Life,  Motivation,  Random,  Thoughts,  Uncategorized

    Sometimes I Surprise Myself

      I talk about being kind quite a bit, whether it’s being kind to others or to yourself. I try to practice kindness every day. I don’t know if it’s an adjective that people think about first when they think of me, though. Back in high school we would buy school yearbooks and sign them. Throughout all of mine most people wrote “stay sweet”. I’m still not sure how I was thought of as ‘sweet’. “Nice” was another one I got, as well as “smart”. I usually took both to mean kind because I liked helping people whether it was doing something for them or just listening when they needed…