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My Wish For You

My Wish For You

My Wish For You Fifty three! That’s quite a few rotations around the sun, but I believe life just continues to get better with age.  It might have been my birthday yesterday, my wishes, however, are all about YOU! Wishes I hope this year brings you at least one thing that you have been longing […]

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I Love You! 17 Day Challenge

I love you 17 day challenge

I Love You! 17 Day Challenge! Saturday, October 28, 2018 my city of Pittsburgh was rocked by a crime of pure hate and evil. The quiet, welcoming neighborhood of Squirrel Hill experienced a day that no town should ever have to go through.  Each one of these incidents is heartbreaking, but when it happens in […]

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Tribute to the Coolest Friend I Never Met

Tribute

I originally published this on October 9, 2016; feeling the need to run this again today in tribute to the coolest guy!  I have updated the date/time reference. Five or six years ago, give or take, I read some poetry and viewed some prints on a friend’s Facebook page. I was immediately drawn to the […]

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The Journey to Self

There are a few things I have learned in life, especially in the past 10 years. We are a people walking around not only connected more to our phones than to ourselves or others, but also hiding behind any number of masks!  The path to self is filled with so many obstacles, it’s no wonder […]

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Say Thanks, I Love You, Then Leave!

Say thanks, I love you, then leave!

Say “Thanks, I love you”, then leave!  Yes, Mother’s Day is Sunday. It’s a time when many desire to celebrate with their children; celebrations of being their mom or a mom figure or to honor our moms/those mother figures in our lives.  I am not one of them. I originally posted this last year and […]

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Easter: Forgiveness & Renewal

Forgiveness: Wrong No More

We knew it was wrong, but we did it anyway; hurting and turning away from both human and God. In essence, hammering the nails into the flesh ourselves… I listened to a sermon message from my former Pastor (Brian Diebold) tonight.  I paraphrase: “Forgiveness—God dealt with our sins and all of the wrongs on the cross […]

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Pour a Cup & Sit a Spell

Pour a cup and sit with me Let’s talk about the birds and bees And all things in between Let’s talk until the break of dawn ’til we no longer have words to say Let’s sleep curled up safe and warm Let more words fill our dreams We wake, we kiss, we pour a cup […]

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Handwritten Letters: Keeping the Art Alive

Handwritten letters

Creating memories, a sense of caring, reduced stress, creativity booster, improved cognitive function, visual and auditory experiences, attention and focus drivers, tradition, timeless, tangible, personal, lovely, preservation:  all reasons to continue the art of a handwritten letter. These special moments created in the present will live on as treasured keepsakes for future generations to enjoy. […]

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What is This Thing Called Love?

What is Love? It’s defined as an intense feeling of affection; a romantic and intimate attraction to another. How does love feel?  Sure, it is the butterfly feeling in the pit of your stomach when you see him or her.  It’s the jolt of electricity when your hands touch.  It can be the dizzying feeling […]

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Passion 1.1: Energy!

As mentioned in a post a few weeks ago, the topics I want to tackle this year require some deep and introspective discussions involving emotions. From Saturday’s post, you know that this (my 52nd year revolving around the sun) is the year of living, loving, being, and doing all things with passion.  In order to commit […]

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