Wistful

Everyone has something in their life that they realize they missed out on.

No matter the wonder and beauty in life , all of us know that there was something that either slipped away or was never even a possibility.

On quiet evenings we take those regrets out, sigh, and then remember all the goodness that surrounds us. After an moment of introspection we tuck those thoughts away until next time

And smile a wistful smile

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A wee bit easier

And then one day you realize that life is just a tiny bit easier. Some of the heavy slogging is behind you, some of the self doubt and second guessing is over, and suddenly the sun is shining a wee bit brighter.

It’s been a tough couple of months but maybe summer is ready to enter my heart ❤️

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Speak your story

Tell your story , out loud!

Too many people hide behind a smile, or a polite hello. They never let anyone see behind the mask.

How will they ever find their tribe? How will anyone know how great they are?

Be who you are, even if you’re a bit goofy.

But if you’re mean, go right ahead and keep that hidden. There’s enough of that in the world already thanks

Watch who you’re throwing shade at please

Someone made a few disparaging comments directed at me the other day. But here’s the thing;

A) I’m far from perfect

B) I’m aware of my imperfections

C) your opinions of my imperfections are just that, your opinion, see item B.

D) I care very little about your opinion of my imperfections

E) I’m working on my imperfections, are you?

F) more important than any of this is, aren’t the eyelashes on this sketch adorable?

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Everyone has a story

“Everyone has a story that will break your heart. And, if you’re really paying attention most people have a story that will bring you to your knees” Brene Brown

We have been trained to pretend that everything is wonderful. If anyone asks how we are we say “oh I’m fine, how are you”.

When did this happen? How did it become weak to acknowledge our lives are imperfect? Believe me, if the clerk at the grocery store asks, yep tell them you’re great. But we do this with real friends, family and spouses.

There must be a way to break the perfection myth without seeming like a complainer.

What do you think?

Heroes

It would be interesting to discover how many children who waited in vain for a hero to come and save them became heroes themselves.

I bet a whole lot of children who were neglected, abused or assaulted decided to create a better world for someone else.

Decided to right the wrongs done to them by stepping in to make sure history didn’t repeat.

Rewrites the story for someone else.

There’s comfort in that for me

Pondering tolerance

It seems to be in short supply these days.

That’s too bad. There is not a single one of us that can’t use more.

For us and

From us.

Less righteousness, more tolerance would make everyone’s life a little nicer.

Do your part for global mental hygiene

The sun rose orange

1000 have died in floods this summer in India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh.

Who knows how Houston will recover, I mean the poor not the rich. Who gives a crap what ethnicity is helping what ethnicity there?

Wild fires are searing Canada and the western United States. Our sun is apocalyptic orange due to the smoke.

It is the responsibility of everyone to stop being part of the problem. At least stop using devisive words. Remove “Snowflake” and “Trumper” from your vocabulary.

If we all put as much effort into helping instead of hating, life would get a lot better for a whole lot of people.

Including us

Reinvest your energy.