Be gentle with people

Be gentle with the people around you – you never know what they are going through. They could have spent the last 1/2 hour searching for their kid’s shoe so they could take them to day care; they could be trying to function through bone-numbing fatigue caused by their auto-immune disease that you cannot see; . . . → Read More: Be gentle with people

Guns

Are these mass shootings ever going to end? After this latest one, are we willing to buck the NRA and do what we need to do about guns? Exactly what is it going to take to stop these mass shootings?

I don’t want to take everyone’s guns. I do think that we need some changes, . . . → Read More: Guns

Stop comparing

Just stop the comparing! Yes, some people have it better than you, and some people have it worse. This will always be true. No matter how good or bad you have it, someone else has it better, and someone else has it worse.

If you have it good, does it really matter that someone else . . . → Read More: Stop comparing

Share your opinions nicely

People, let’s be nice to each other. Perhaps we should start by not jumping to conclusions. If someone says they are doing something, and you believe it is a stupid thing to do, maybe you should get more information before bluntly barging in and saying so. There are a million reasons someone may be going . . . → Read More: Share your opinions nicely

Gratitude

This is just a short piece of gratitude today. Things I am grateful for (not everything, just what easily comes to mind, and in no particular order): my husband, my son, a full night’s sleep, the smell of freshly cut grass, lunch with friends, a day with nothing to do, writing, a good cup of . . . → Read More: Gratitude

More shootings

My heart hurts – again, or maybe really still. These have gotten so common that I fear we (as a nation) will just get used to them. Please DO NOT look at this as normal. In a way, it is, in the sense that they are starting to be usual & expected. But here’s the . . . → Read More: More shootings

Facebook posts

Oh boy, another pet peeve post. I promise I will get over these soon. So this week’s post is about those Facebook posts that say “Only people who really care about (X,Y,Z) will re-post this,” or ” Post this to avoid Facebook’s latest privacy policy changes.”

I do not like cancer or suicide, and I . . . → Read More: Facebook posts

30 second ads

This seems like a third world problem if there ever was one, and it annoys me, nonetheless. I hate when I am finished with some application on my phone, and I can’t move on because some ad has come on that I cannot close. So I have to sit through some inane ad for 30 . . . → Read More: 30 second ads

My heart is breaking

My heart is breaking for my country. I always knew there were racists here, but I never realized how many. I have heard people say that we should not be comparing the US to Germany, and yet that is where we seem to be headed. We are taking children away from their parents, putting people . . . → Read More: My heart is breaking

Think for yourself

Think for yourself; use your brain to figure things out. If you are seeing something, believe it – don’t let others tell you that what you are seeing is not happening. If you are being told to believe what someone tells you, and not what you see with your own eyes, consider the source. What . . . → Read More: Think for yourself