Mirror Mirror ~ Who do you influence?

Introspection — what better way to start a week. Question: Who do you influence and who influences you? Coming from a lifestyle of trauma, I didn’t believe I influenced anybody. And, I didn’t believe anyone really influenced me. I couldn’t have been more wrong. The way I saw this fallen world was that there wereContinue reading “Mirror Mirror ~ Who do you influence?”

Mirror Mirror ~ Who do you blame?

Introspection — what better way to start a week. Question: Who do you blame for the pain in your life? Pain is defined as “physical suffering or discomfort caused by illness or injury.” Pain has a beginning. Does pain have an end? That’s an interesting question. I believe it does. Blame takes away accountability. JustContinue reading “Mirror Mirror ~ Who do you blame?”

Jewels, Gems & Gunpowder

Jewel: I am loved. Gem: I am loved. Metaphorical Gunpowder: Remind yourself today that you are loved! The little blonde girl on the left is now gone at 59. She was my childhood friend. I will miss her. She looked for love all of her life. Please remind yourself today that you are loved byContinue reading “Jewels, Gems & Gunpowder”

Mirror Mirror ~ Chasing Love

Introspection — what better way to start a week. Question: Do you chase a love that is not returned to you? Year upon grueling year I chased love. The love of friendship. The love of men. The love of my parents. The love of my children. The love of my siblings. The list could goContinue reading “Mirror Mirror ~ Chasing Love”

Jewels, Gems & Gunpowder

Sharing Saturday with you from the snowy mountains of Montana. Jewel: This week I had someone tell me how good natured I am. “Miracle,” I thought. I should not be coming through the horseshit I came thru. But I am. I think he was seeing all the work Jesus has done in me. Gem: IContinue reading “Jewels, Gems & Gunpowder”

The Shot of Rejection

Abuse, for each one of us, is a burden to carry. The acts perpetrated against us carry a sentence that equates, ultimately, to rejection. My parents continually dismissed me. Their refusal to see me, offer any comfort or love that I needed as a child, left a blueprint that I followed. That path led meContinue reading “The Shot of Rejection”

I Wasn’t Born with Integrity

I had to learn early to just do the next right thing. It wasn’t that easy coming from the territory I came from. My parents’ lessons taught me many things, but integrity, unfortunately, wasn’t among the list. I grew up knowing how to manipulate to get what I needed. That’s what they did. I wasn’tContinue reading “I Wasn’t Born with Integrity”

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