I have always been an advocate for education. It is so very important in order to have the kind of future you want. I once had a doctor give my teenage daughter a lecture on not getting pregnant and then it evolved into education. He said, “The difference between going on vacation in Hawaii and sitting in your living room watching a show about it on the travel channel is EDUCATION.” And it is most often true. Whether it is college, community college or a trade school having a degree or job skill will make all the difference in your…

Yes, at last we have a female in one of the highest executive offices in the land. Like her or hate her, Democrat or Republican doesn’t matter. Ms. Harris is still an example of the potential women can achieve. A role model for young girls to look up to and imitate.

When my daughter was a teenager I use to give her and her friends the “Barbie lecture”. I can still remember her rolling her eyes and whining, “Awww Mom, not now! Not in front of my friends!” Of course, it didn’t stop me. And it went something like this:

Givers and Takers

My dad once told me there are two kinds of people in this world, givers and takers. He said I was a giver. I suppose he was right since I went into nursing as a career. I think most women are givers. It’s part of that maternal instinct. Part of their nature. In all the years I have lived I have seen my dad’s statement come to life over and over again. I have known many people whom I would call givers. Those who use their time, knowledge, and resources to help others. Moms, dad, pastors, missionaries…

Incoming and Outgoing

Tomorrow Joe Biden will be sworn in as president. A big day for the incoming and the outgoing. I pray this event will occur with no violence and no lives lost.

We all need to remember those childhood lessons about being a graceful winner and a good sport when you lose. When you lose, get angry and destroy the game board it doesn’t change the result. You still lost and then no one wants to play with you anymore.

Elections have those who win and those who lose. Violence will not change the result. That’s important enough to say again. Violence will NOT change the result. That is not how a democracy works. It’s not how America works.

Like so many others I was shocked, saddened, appalled over the events at the capitol that resulted in 5 deaths, much injury, and damage to government property. How can that happen??? This is the United States of America! A democracy for goodness sake. We are not a third world country living under the dictator who accomplished the latest coup. Our congress was hiding behind blocked doors, huddled under a table, fearing for their life and well being. What would have happened if the rioters had reached them or Mike Pence. Then what? Would they have just yelled at them and…

So, I got my Covid Vaccine yesterday. I barely felt it. My arm at the injection site is sore this morning. But I did not grow a third eye and I don’t glow in the dark. I find it disappointing and disturbing that so many are afraid to take the vaccine. The Food and Drug Administration’s job is to evaluate medications for safety and effectiveness. The covid vaccines have been approved by the FDA. If they thought them unsafe they would not have approved them for use by the public. Historically, vaccines have been safe. They have been around for…

Words can hurt and devastate.

They can tear down or build up and encourage.

They can be mean or kind, criticize or compliment.


It would be wonderful if we could go back, use our time more effectively and take advantage of missed opportunities. If we could take back our words as if they were never said. Unfortunately, it does not work that way. You can never get back time, words, or opportunities.

Time: How you spend your time is more important than how you spend your money. Don’t waste your time so that you look back with regrets and sorrow. Make the best use of it to enhance relationships and increase productivity. Do not procrastinate. We don’t know what tomorrow will bring. …

“I am come that they might have life and that they might have it more abundantly.” Jesus Christ (John 10:10)

“You may forget the one with whom you have laughed but never the one with whom you have cried.” Khalil Gibran

“You cannot permanently help a man by doing for him what he could and should do for himself.” Abraham Lincoln

“Don’t be overwhelmed my dear. Just do one thing at a time.” (from the movie Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead)

How many of you will be joining me on Monday morning to begin our New Year’s resolution to lose weight? Yet again. Wouldn’t you like to have a dollar for every pound you’ve lost and gained back in your lifetime, Then lost and gained back. And lost and gained back yet again. I know I would because I have repeatedly lost and gained the same pounds over and over. It is indeed hard to take the weight off and even harder to keep it off. We have to do away with the word diet and replace it with the word…


A young, fun Granny. That's me. Been around the block and back again. Gained hindsight and insight I want to share about love, family and life in general.

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