You may have noticed that I haven’t posted here in a few days…I have moved; that is my big news. I sure would love it if you would come and see me at my new environment. It will look familiar to you, it will still feel comfortable and yet, because change is change…it will be a little bit different. I will still write about all that is going on in the world, my observations and opinions. I had to move and expand my wings. Come and see me anyway; relationships are no fun when it is only one -sided…if i write…who will read? http://www.writewhereyouareblog.com I miss your company and your comments on my blog!!!
Posts Tagged ‘comfort’
Posted in accomplishments, Advocating for special needs, attitude, charity, commitment, compassion, culture, emotions, encouragement, finances, giving, Heart, help, home, Impact, inspiration, leadership, life, love, mentoring, MONEY, observations, of connections, opinion, Opportunities, pain and misery, relationships, responsibility, service, spiritual, success, support, talents, teens, values, tagged attitude, bills, blessings, call to action, challenge, change, comfort, compassion, compassionate, eating out, expectations, experience, fancy vehicles, finances, gifts, giving, gratitude, health, knowledge, life style, MONEY, packages, positive, possessions, sharing, strengths, struggling, talents, Time on March 27, 2009| 1 Comment »
I know people who are struggling, people who have cut back in every conceivable way to save money just to stay afloat. I also know people who are living very comfortably in nice homes, with fancy vehicles, going out to eat regularily and have no worries when it comes to bills or their health. The world definately has classes of people who are in the haves and the have nots. There is also a large population of people who are somewhere in the middle. The thing is…we all have things that we could share. Blessings come in many packages.
Everyone of us has gifts, talents, finances, possessions, strengths, knowledge or time that we could share with others. What I love to celebrate and learn about are those who share those blessings with others without thought or expectation of getting something back from that experience of sharing.
Our society is going through some amazingly challenging times…people are struggling. We need to be aware of others around us who are in need…those who could use a little pick me up. It could be a kind word, a nice deed, financial gift, or it could be a sharing of knowledge that could bring a positive change to another. There is a spiritual attitude that I love, it says this: “Those to whom much is given, much is expected in return”. I call that an attitude of gratitude; being thankful for all that you have been blessed with and a willingness to share it with others! I challenge you to find some way to bless others in your daily life. Consider this a compassionate call to action…what can you give to others with no strings attached?
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Posted in attitude, comfort, communication, compassion, depression, domestic violence, emotions, encouragement, family, Fear, friendship, Frustration, Heart, help, hopes, Impact, inspiration, life, loneliness, loss, love, mental and physical health, news, observations, of connections, Opportunities, pain and misery, relationships, tagged attention, attitude, caring, comfort, communication, compassion, emotion, help, hurting, love, mental health, news, pain, relationships, reports, sensitivity, stress, struggles, Time, well-being, world on March 7, 2009| 1 Comment »
Have you ever talked with someone, in person or on the phone, and FELT the pain that they were going through? Staying connected to those around us demands an attitude of awareness and compassion. Having a relationship with others, that goes beyond the surface, requires time, attention, and sensitivity. Are you able to feel someone else’s pain?
Communicating comfort, love and caring towards others is easy. All you have to do is reach out to them, for them to feel that love and caring. Will they talk about their pain; it depends on whether they are ready or not. Some people internalize what they are going through…they can’t share it until they have processed what they are struggling with. Others unload their challenges at the drop of a hat.
The key to staying connected and being helpful to another person; is knowing that person well enough to know how they handle painful situations. If they need someone to talk to when dealing with difficulties, try to be there for them. If they need time to process what they are going through…make sure they know they can call on you when they are ready to talk it out.
Lately, it seems like there are too many news reports of people who have broken under stress or pain and have become desperate…hurting themselves or someone else that they professed to love. It doesn’t have to be that way. If everyone tried to be more aware of those around them…this world would be a better place. Do you know someone who is hurting; or, is it you who is going through a hard time?
Posted in Beauty, children, comfort, crime, death, emotions, family, friendship, grandchildren, home, horror, law enforcement, mental and physical health, murder, news, opinion, pain and misery, sadness, tagged body, Casey Anthony, Caylee Anthony, child, comfort, crime, death, duct tape, evidence, forensics, friends, grandparents, home, investigation, laundry bag, mother, murder, psychological, relatives, secrets, trash bags, winnie the pooh blanket on January 22, 2009| 1 Comment »
Each time that new information is announced regarding the Caylee Anthony case; it is more heartbreaking than the last released information. Caylee Anthony, for those who don’t know, or don’t remember, is the young 2 year old child who was missing for months ; before her mother, Casey Anthony, was jailed for lying to the police about her diappearance. Caylee was murdered and that murder was covered up. Someone didn’t want the secret of the murdered child Caylee to be known…it is as if, by hiding her body and duct taping her mouth, they were saying; Caylee don’t tell.
The new information being released to the public states that Caylee was found inside of a laundry bag, which was placed inside of a plastic bag and dumped in a wooded area not far from where she lived with her mother and grandparents.
Inside of those bags, was a winnie the pooh blanket, pull ups, a knife, a backpack that said adorable and Caylee’s body. She had duct tape over her mouth that also had residue from a sticker that was heart shaped. The duct tape went over her mouth and was stuck in her hair as well.
Her mouth was duct taped people! The psychological implications of that is terrible. It says alot. It says, to me, that she was murdered by someone that she knew…someone that she could tell others about. Someone who was suposed to care about her, ie: the heart sticker, the comfort items such as the winnie the pooh blanket, pull ups, and her backpack, put her inside of those bags and left her with items that would, in other circumstances, bring her comfort. Then they put a heart sticker on the duct tape that covered her mouth?
What conflicting information does this give us about the person who killed a two year old child? Did they love her or didn’t they? How could they murder her and leave her body laying about like a bag of garbage to be disposed of? Who knows what; and, why didn’t they tell what they knew?
In the end, forensic testing is going to tell us alot about what happened to Caylee. I think between the evidence found at the site where her body was found as well as the evidence taken from the Anthony home will reveal alot. The computers that family and friends of Caylee use will reveal more information…maybe enough to piece together what really happened to this beautiful child who would have turned three that summer. It is nothing but sadness…because this case does not have a happy ending…Caylee is gone…and so far, her murderer is not known without a doubt.
Posted in baby boomers, children, comfort, Descriptive Words, tagged adults, comfort, cross-country skiing, danger, Descriptive Words, driving, fluffy, Fun, heating homes, hot chocolate, ice fishing, ice skating, kids, memories, photos, skiing, sledding, snow, snow angels, snow day, snow removal, snowboarding, snowman, snowshoeing on December 10, 2008| Leave a Comment »
Depending on your view of a snow day, that probably tells me about your age, unless, you are an excitable kid at heart. Many adults find it hard to remember the extreme joy of a snow day. Adults get bogged down in the difficulty of driving in it, the danger of slipping on the snow and ice, the cost of heating their homes, and the inconvience of having heavy snow and ice removed from the sidewalk and the driveway. It’s not that those aren’t legitimate concerns…but, there is another side to a snow day; do you remember?
Kids, on the other hand, look at the rare snow day as a gift from God! LOL A sn0w day is like a reprieve from death row (school) to a kid. It is a day filled with endless possiblities, such as: sledding, ice skating, snow boarding, making snow angels, building a snowman, skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, ice fishing, throwing snowballs…in other words…having a blast in the white stuff.
Thinking about the pristine, sparkly white snow; glittering on the surface of the trees and homes…what beautiful photos that would make. Send a photo to your friends, in other warmer states, who don’t get to enjoy the fluffy, white blanket that covers everything as far as the eyes can see.
So, depending on where you live; what will you do with your next “snow day”. Today, hmmmmm…it is full of possibilities to the kid in all of us. Maybe even for some of us older kids…it might just include snuggling up with a comforting cup of frothy, hot chocolate; and, reliving some of yesterday’s memories of OUR favorite snow day!
Posted in armed forces, Celebration, children, comfort, communication, courage, elderly, emotions, encouragement, Faith, family, giving, grandchildren, help, Holiday, holidays, home, Honor, Impact, inspiration, joy, kids, life, love, military, news, Patriotism, relationships, respect, service, support, teens, well-being, writing, writing for children, writing project, tagged Activities Directors, Air Forces, armed forces, Army, cards, cards of encouragement, caring, celebrate, Celebration, children, Coast Guards, comfort, community, country, danger, emotions, encouragement, families, holiday cards, Honor, Impact, Make2Tell2, Marine Corps, Marines, men, military, nation, Navy, nursing homes, overseas, Patriotism, program, project, sacrifice, school children, service, support, thanks, troops, United States, Veteran's Day, women, youth groups on November 13, 2008| Leave a Comment »
This week we celebrated two very special things here in the United States: one was Monday, November 10th which was the Marine Corps Birthday…and yesterday, which was Veteran’s Day. Both dates give honor to our military men and women. We should celebrate our armed forces because they sacrifice so much for us. We have men and women who are seperated from their families, often in dangerous situations; defending our country and those in other countries who need defended.
We have some pretty awesome troops who need support. I have heard about a wonderful program that does just that. It is a program that would be a wonderful project for school children or teen youth groups across the nation. Activity directors in nursing homes would also be a great source for this project. Even former Veterans can continue to serve their country by reaching out to those who presently serve our great country in the Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force and the Marines.
The idea behind http://www.make2tell2.com is to make 2 cards of love and tell 2 others about the project. They can be holiday cards or just cards that express respect and caring. This is a great way to lift the spirits of those serving our country when they need an emotional pick me up. These cards can express patriotism, faith, gratitude, caring, support, encouragement, and communicate comfort to those who need it!
Please spread the word…get involved…support our troops today. It doesn’t take much effort and it can mean so very much to the individual who receives it. After you make the cards…please send them to: Make 2 Tell 2, 991 Road
325, Harvard, NE 68944 This is also a great way to teach young people about service and about community. We all need encouragement at times…this is a wonderful way to do that for our troops overseas; it can have a tremendous impact on our military personel. Thank you!