Monday, April 20, 2020

How Does One Leave a Gift of Memory?


Pictures, sketches, paintings
Written words, conversations
Painted Rocks
Clay, wood, cloth creations
Plants, gardens
Thoughtful gifts
Sharing joy and sadness

"The problem with people is they forget that the most of the time 
it's the small things that count."
--Said by Finch in All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven.

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Posting vs. Journaling For Me

Posting for me takes a longer time to write with much revising and editing.
Posting makes me seriously consider what I write about and how I present the information.
Posting is for show, and I'm not a showy person as a rule.
Posting is for celebration/revelation.

Journaling comes more quickly without much revision and little editing.
Journaling bares more of my soul without too much self examination.
Journaling could be any subject I choose for that day without worrying about the outcome.
Journaling is private, and that's who I am and always will be.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020


I started to create this poem on September 10, 2018 and revised it on June 5, 2019. 

 It's now 
Last Revision--January 26, 2020.

Fall is a colorful stepping down into coolness,
sighing as each leaf falls.

Winter is frozen in time with fearful and cold thoughts, 
But living life with boundless stories and books. 

Spring is stepping up, bursting with life and coolness,
Witnessing the rebirth of all things living.

Summer is bright, vivid color, basking in warmth and 
Celebrating with wonderfully green and positive thoughts.

Friday, January 17, 2020

OLW for 2020

There was no hesitation or delving into a list of possible OLWs or using the thesaurus this year to refine my search.  

I've been saying this word to myself and to my husband and he to me all year.  After the first of the year, I kept hearing this word when I talked to people.  

"FOCUS" is my word for 2020.  

Aging itself requires one to go slower/focusing for safety. One could fall when one turns around too quickly or not focusing on that extra step or not lifting one's foot high enough to avoid the throw rug becoming your worst enemy.

Recipes confound us in our 70's.  I share this knowledge with friends who have entered this decade. I need to focus so hard to get a recipe right even if I have made the recipe before!!  What is that?

I can't find things that are right in front of me!!  Mercy!!  

Those are some of the negatives of losing focus.


Focusing has a positive side, too.  

Focusing will keep you at arms' length from the negative going on around oneself by looking at an object in motion--an object making its way to another location and what happens when it gets there.

Focus on the activities had with friends that created laughter.

Focus on what is good and warms your life.

I could go on with the negatives and positives, but I think focusing will keep me positive and alive.

Happy 2020!