Violets Are Blue?

I know the saying goes, “Roses are red, violets are blue…” but I see violet violets.  They look purple to me. We do not always see things the same way.  There was a recent online discussion about the color of a dress.  People saw different colors.  And they argued vehemently about it. Whatever colors you…

The Opposites Within

This flower is called Phlox and most of the year it looks like it is a near dead ground cover.  But in the spring little flowers bloom like crazy.  It grows easily and just about anywhere sunny.  But keeping people from “helping out” and pulling it when it is not blooming can be challenging.  It…

Make The Best Of It

It is cold and snowy here in the heartland of the U.S.  In other parts of the world I see photos of my friends swimming and taking long, hot hikes.  A lot of us wish for the opposite of whatever our weather is.  But we cannot change the weather. When we run into something we…

Lonely Holidays?

This time of year can be a little rough when someone we love is missing.  People in our lives go missing in a number of ways.  Our children grow up, our friends get new jobs and move, and friends and family pass on.  It is not personal – we did not cause their departure in…

Please Share Your Good Attitude

Our first real snow came this week here in the Midwest.  We had a particularly long winter last year and I have not been looking forward to the cold.  I love summer activities and warm weather. My dear friend, Dot (who took this lovely photo), sent several photos of the snow.  I looked at the…

Wide Open Spaces

What good does it do us to have an open mind?  When we have an open mind, we are observing what is going on – rather than reacting to it.  That can help us navigate our lives and choose what we want with greater clarity and less emotional pain. When we have an open mind…

Be The Bridge

The obstacles we make and find in our lives can either stop us or help us go even farther.  Obstacles can be big or small, but we are the only ones who can overcome them.  When we choose to overcome them, we feel stronger and more capable.  When we choose to let them stop us,…