Run Run as fast as you can

I quit sewing costumes for plays years ago because they get so crazy with fittings, alterations, sewing, and planning… sounds like reverse order but that is how crazy plays can get.  I volunteered to help with a Christmas musical at church thinking it would have at the most a dozen parts.  Oops.  A cast of…

Amazing Anne

Field trip at school gave me the opportunity to listen to Anne Grady, the keynote speaker.  She is funny, real and gets it.  I bought both her books and she signed them.  🙂  First book is Strong Enough- Choosing Courage, Resilience and Triumph. The second book is 52 strategies for Live, Love, & Work.  One…

Busy Busy Busy

End of the school year is always hectic and busy.  Big events occur with a few extras thrown in.  Fashion show is this week, culmination of months of work.  Sick teacher had me subbing today…always wearing for me.  Relief of a major burden leaves energy and room in my life for things I love.  I…

Attitude of Gratitude

“I have an attitude and I know how to use it.”  Seems contradictory.  One of the many things I learned in counseling is the Art of Gratitude.  Like many life skills, gratitude is a skill that needs to be taught.  Receiving a gift, a compliment, or some good deed may be difficult for someone with…

Magic Words

I am continuing my take on each one of Pavelka’s Toolbox.  Today’s post is about the magic words.  Yup, old fashion but still powerful and healing. Please Thank You I’m sorry I don’t know Please and Thank you go along way to smooth many situations.  However, I learned that extreme pleading and over the top…

Manna again

Recently had a conversation with my Dad and sister about things taking a long time.  Manna again for 40 years.  November is a month of Thanksgiving.  It came after the harvest which when the tradition was started was truly a matter of life and death.  Many times blessings come in the form of manna.  The…