Banned: There are days when I find myself being my own worst enemy – full of self doubt and negative thoughts. On those days, if someone makes a comment like “maybe you should lose a little weight” I spiral down fast and hard into a pool of misgivings, self pity, self loathing…..it never occurs to… Continue reading Daily Prompt: Banned
I used to think this proverb was about money, and since I’ve never been wealthy like that, I kind of ignored it. I spent my career in education, (a field not known for generating financial wealth) and nowadays, I teach a couple of college courses. But a few days ago, as I was preparing to… Continue reading Nobody knows the wealth s/he has until s/he uses it or loses it.
The last month or so was tough for me. After working for nearly thirty years (or over thirty years if I count part time jobs during high school), I retired – YAY! It felt great, especially during the first snowstorm I could really enjoy because I could watch it out of my window – no… Continue reading If rain doesn’t fall, corn won’t grow.
Let me be clear right away – THERE IS NO SEXUAL CONNOTATION TO THIS PROVERB. It refers to the large head on the top of the neck, and the brain contained therein. We are all bombarded daily with messages, and usually, they tell us that something is wrong. Every time I watch TV, the commercials… Continue reading If you don’t sell your head, nobody can buy it.
A four legged dog only goes one way. This proverbs speaks about the importance of focusing rather than multitasking. It says that the things we do deserve the respect of our full attention, and that it is good to pay real attention to one thing at a time. Sounds fine, except that sometimes when we’re… Continue reading The four legged dog goes to work
I once almost missed the news of a friend’s pregnancy because I was only half listening. We were at lunch and while she was talking, I was also on my phone toggling between texting and social media updating…eeek. And I’m not alone in this – we have to have laws to keep people from texting… Continue reading A four legged dog only goes one way
I remember once going to a store to buy a bracelet. I found a beautiful silver one, with small opals all around between fine scrollwork. I saw a price tag next to it – only $110! Delighted, I asked the clerk to take it out of the case so I could purchase it, only to… Continue reading Two rams can’t drink from the same watering hole.