Category Archives: Shared Thoughts

Random thoughts I felt were worthy of passing along

Just When You Thought……

I imagined that kids did not color anymore. I guess I thought they were on their phones all of the time-I mean even what I consider to be young children seemed to be on their phone or playing Minecraft day in and day out. Well, I was wrong. At least I was wrong for some children. I put several coloring books in the Little Free Library that I maintain in front of my house and the next day they were all gone.

That afternoon the doorbell rang and there were two sisters from up the block asking if I had any more coloring books. I will now stock coloring books on a regular basis. My faith in the fact that children like to have just plain fun has been completely restored!!

Things That Make You Happy?

I love to set a pretty table. I mix, match, and deliberately do NOT match.

I keep my “eat in kitchen” table set every day. We eat in the sun room, the family room, the dining room, the kitchen counter etc. but my all time favorite is always my set table. Give this a try. It is an instant cheer up on the day!


I love to shop seasonal farmers markets in the spring and summer, but these days it seems that, in all honesty, one can find “fresh” produce almost year round. I grant you that some is better than others, but if you check around, find out from your store manager, and keep your eyes and mind open, you can do really well with healthy foods. I have not yet tried the box to my door idea, but my neighbor tells me that Hungry Root is really great? Opinions?

Corny/Not Corny!

Give Me A Break-Corny Can Be Good

I have been out of commission for a while and I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for your patience and your wonderful comments. Like most Bloggers, I thrive on feedback and comment. I know this sounds corny, but please do keep it up. The more the better!! Thanks again so much. I have been Skating Uphill for a bit, but as the Uphill Skater likes to say,

“Skating Uphill is really hard, but when you get to the top, the view is worth it!”

Keep that in mind. I always do.

Thoughts-Random, Yet Meaningful, I Think

Perhaps “Reflections”

Vision is the gift of seeing what others do not

You will find no shortcuts to the really good places you would like to be

To look backward you must first stand still and then turn around. Don’t Do It

Sometimes leading and being an active follower are very similiar

I love words like respect, pride, honesty, and compassion

Do you have any Random thoughts? Please do share!


Just for a minute or so

I have a new app on my phone for a meditation moment. I am loving it and suggesting that every time you are about to open your phone, you stop and take a big deep breathe and think of a beautiful scene first.

Old Is New Again


We had a sermon this morning on the Beatitudes. I have heard several over the years as have we all, but this one was very special. We were asked to pause sit in a quiet spot and reflect on the differences between the words of Christ, and the forbidding “Thou shall not” tone of the Ten Commandments. I actually did this and it was quite an experience. Try it. Really think about it with your heart, not your mind.

Jesus says blessed, heaven, comfort, mercy, peace, righteous, pure in heart, and on and on. What a world if we were all mindful of these thoughts.

Book sites on FACEBOOK

What to read????

I love to read and I read from both books and Kendle. One of my Facebook book sharing sites recently had a member complaining about the price of books and he got several good answers that I would like to share. First, go to the library. All the books are free at the library, you guys. Next I go to thrift shops. They always have a huge book section and even big books are seldom more than a couple of dollars. People in my neighborhood have a book trading group. Try to find something like that and your library may give you a clue. Shop on line for bargains. Try places like Barnes and Noble for sales. Second and Charles and Books A Million have thrift tables and even free tables. Look around and remember to read as widely as you possibly can!