Think outside the box

I just love speaking with kids. They have not been conformed to “behaving like an adult” yet, and the things they say delight me. They truly think outside the box. Thinking outside the box is a metaphor that means to think differently, unconventionally, or from a new perspective. This phrase often refers to novel or … Continue reading Think outside the box

Hands off!

A turtle walks into a bar, but the owner grabs it and throws it out. It came back five months later and yells, “Get your hands off me!” The phrase hands off implies the establishing of boundaries. It is behavior characterized by non-intervention and non-interference. My word for this year is Freedom. I am working … Continue reading Hands off!

I’ve got nothing

I'm going to tell you upfront, I am the kind of friend who will do nothing for you. This post is going to be chock full of nothing, and trust me, you will thank me for the hope nothing brings you! I was looking up some things to send a friend of mine on hope … Continue reading I’ve got nothing

FOMO

No big surprise, but anxiety has been around for a very long time. In 2004, Patrick Mc Ginnis coined the term FOMO. The Fear Of Missing Out. It has become more prevalent thanks to social media. It is characterized by a desire to stay continually connected with what others are doing, thinking they are having … Continue reading FOMO

Sometimes, life stinketh

Freshly baked bread, warm chocolate chip cookies, hot apple pie, and pizza. These are comforting, inviting smells. Sadly, this post is not about that. Warning: Stop eating before you read this part. Scientifically speaking, decomposition of the internal organs begins 24 to 72 hours after death. Three to five days after death, let's just say … Continue reading Sometimes, life stinketh

Happily ever after

My last post told you how my neighbors were acting like my enemies. This is the story I am using to encourage myself based on 2 Chronicles 20. My enemies came to wage war against me. Alarmed, I resolved to inquire of the Lord, and I proclaimed a fast and to seek help from the … Continue reading Happily ever after

Boomerang

I have recently been shown how to live in a win-win scenario. It has taken me a few weeks of pondering and using it to come to know they joy that is involved when I do. And it all revolves around the boomerang principle. The first thing that makes a boomerang different from a regular … Continue reading Boomerang

Whimsy Doughnuts

In a recent post of mine, Momentum, doughnuts were involved. I received comments about how everything goes better with doughnuts. One comment, from My Life in Our Father's World, (http://mylifeinourfathersworld.wordpress.com/) was as follows: I’m very picky about my .. but you are right, they added some whimsy to your post And I replied: “Oooo, I … Continue reading Whimsy Doughnuts

Thundershirts

With the 4th of July just around the corner in America, we will celebrate the founding of our nation. It usually involves a fireworks show. Lately commercials for Thundershirts have been on television. These pressure shirts are perfect for dogs that have anxiety or phobias including separation anxiety, thunderstorm nervousness, or any other loud noises. … Continue reading Thundershirts