Authors and Writing,Choices,Fortunes,Grateful,Happy

Another Way to Write a Story

Picture a stick figure in your mind’s eye. Got it? The stick figure portrays a unique way to shape a story, poem, or song. Anything creative. Starting at the feet…create from the feet up to the head. One caveat: the left foot is the unhappy foot, the right foot is the happy one. Let’s go. Feet = SetupKnees = PropellingHips= EscalationHeart = ClimaxHead = Resolution [Setup.] A person of unknown origins walks along a curb in Any City. They are young. No old. Rich. No, poor. Doesn’t matter. Right foot moves. Left foot sloshes through the dirty gutter water. Step, sploosh,...

My Dog

How do you equate dogs and people? I don't know. In fact, I don't think you do. Or you're not supposed to, anyway. Pepper was a great person! I do know that I really, really miss my dog. And while I love my kids, who are out of the house, I have a hole the size of Houston in my heart over my dog, whom we sent to the cool dog place in the sky. Tell me they give them treats there all day long, will you? 😃 And walks.🚶‍♀️And play time. 🎾 🎾 And hugs. 🤗 🤗 🤗 It's...


I stand at the edge of possibility. It takes my breath away. Every single moment of every single day, we can choose to be the person we were meant to be. I think it's simple. Mostly, we have to get out of our own way. I'm reading The Art of Possibility for the third time. I am convinced that we must commit to being open to the universe, as the authors Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander state. We have to be prepared to receive; able to live in the present; willing to slide through our mistakes on our way to a...


  [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1880"] Photo by Willian Was on[/caption] I Wish You Enough I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright no matter how gray the day may appear. 
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun even more.
 I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive and everlasting. I wish you enough pain so even the smallest of joys in life may appear bigger.
 I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting. I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.
 I wish you enough hellos to get you...

Leave Room in Your Suitcase

[caption id="attachment_media-15" align="alignleft" width="401"] Photo by Pixabay on[/caption] So, did you think this post was going to be about travel? Great. It is. But, it's not. Hopefully, we are all going somewhere. However, we are not always going on vacation. Or going out of town. Or going on a safari, per se. We are, however, traveling through life. We need to have our suitcase packed, our selves ready, open, and available to step, fly, jump, and fall forward into the next place. Our metaphorical bags should always be packed, as in why slow down to throw in a toothbrush...
Anti-Social Media,Happy,Joy,Living,Social Media


[caption id="attachment_757" align="alignnone" width="1880"] Photo by Pixabay on[/caption] You've heard of FOMO... Fear Of Missing Out. I just heard of "JOMO." JOMO = Joy Of Missing Out. That means forgetting Facebook, turning off Twitter, and ignoring Instagram. And evading E-Mail for a block of uninterrupted time. Call it what you will, it's a way to decrease our addiction to the 24/7/365 bombardment of noise and distraction simply because we're afraid we won't know what our neighbor knows. We'll miss the client's email or an agent's answer. They can wait. JOMO is about allowing ourselves the joy of being in...

Mrs. B

Mrs. B didn't own a computer. She had a cell phone for three months but never used it.  She told her daughter to take it back.  She had time to take long walks at the park, read, do crafts, and go to lunch with friends. She attended live lectures, went to the library, enjoyed museums, picnics, and face-to-face conversations with squirmy children who weren't used to 'talking' without a keyboard, a cell phone or a computer— even the little ones.  She could see the kids' expressions, and help them understand social interplay the old-fashioned way. Sometimes she wore a clown nose. I want...
Authors and Writing,Happy

Open Responses

HELLO FELLOW WRITERS! I am tickled to announce the obvious: Writers write! We love an open space, a challenge to play with words and to evoke a reaction from our musings. And so, I throw down this gauntlet and invite you to see what you would respond to these "openings." I guess you could copy paste this worksheet into your computer and play. Then keep it for yourself, or share, or return it. Whatever makes you happy as a writer, and as a person. Enjoy. I see an . . . My Response is to Your response is to…? Open wound. Sew...