Do Not Allow Nostalgia To Control Your Happiness at Home

It’s not your grandmother’s house anymore. When my husband asked me to marry him, my answer was not a simple yes or no. It was, “Yes, if you promise not to make me a housewife.” I was not joking. I am not a housewife. I hate when society tells me I have to do certainContinue reading “Do Not Allow Nostalgia To Control Your Happiness at Home”

I don’t know how much money my husband has…

and I like it that way. It is true. I have no clue what my husband has in his bank accounts. I do not know the amount of his monthly income or investments. I know that he has enough money to cover his monthly obligations and keep us, along with my income, in the lifestyleContinue reading “I don’t know how much money my husband has…”

Truth Will Not Hide

(Story originally published here.) There are forces of nature that are set firm. The laws of physics are one example. Truth is a natural law. No matter what you do to hide it the truth will not stay hidden. You can lie and stretch it, or here’s a good one ignore it, however it willContinue reading “Truth Will Not Hide”

I decided to Trust My Husband

I know it seems that trust is supposed to be automatic. We see a new couple who appear happy and in love at the beginning of a marriage. They have a bright wide-open future in front of them. They say the words and we pray for them as they start a new life together. WeContinue reading “I decided to Trust My Husband”

You Do Not Have to Suffer

Photo by Milada Vigerova on Unsplash Life is a struggle. Will you have pain? Yes, that is true. However, there is so much more to life. We, humans, share joy as well as pain. There are happiness and sadness that happens. We learn from all of it. I saw a quote that made me shake myContinue reading “You Do Not Have to Suffer”

The Power of Stopping

Photo by Melissa Askew on Unsplash I kept thinking I had forgotten something. You know that nagging feeling that something important is not getting done. Check the oven. No, it’s off. Pick up my phone. Nothing on the calendar. No waiting messages. Self-doubt and anxiety were disrupting my normal existence and interfered with my quality ofContinue reading “The Power of Stopping”

Kids These Days

Every generation has its version of this complaint. For my grandparents, it was, “Kids these days don’t know what love is” when my parents were part of the free love hippie sixties. For my mom and dad, it was, “Fashion? We had to wear homemade clothes. Music? We had to listen to one radio station.Continue reading “Kids These Days”

Thank Your Haters

Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash I know it is difficult to even consider that your haters may be right. When someone is judging you the last thing you want to consider is that they may be on to something. I am not saying that those who criticize you are always right, however, let’s look atContinue reading “Thank Your Haters”

What Does Survival Look Like for You?

Photo by Yoann Boyer on Unsplash Is it possible for a person to save another who didn’t know they needed saving? We look at all the social media that screams at us with lies about our self-worth. Not all the messages we get are negative, some are positive. Most of the positive ones are inflated. WeContinue reading “What Does Survival Look Like for You?”

I’m Not Asking A Lot

Is expecting people to be nice to each other too much to ask? Well, apparently it is too much. I just want people to treat others around them with respect. I am not asking that everyone love each other. Hell, you don’t even have to like each other. Can you at least be nice? ItContinue reading “I’m Not Asking A Lot”