The Right Time

To change as gracefully as the seasons. I had to smile at myself as I was trying to make the bedroom blinds hang level. Gently releasing the left cord and then the right, back and forth until it fell into a level edge. I thought, “Wow Barb. If only you could do that in real […]

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Two of Everything

When my daughter and I first began living this life together, you could look around and see two of everything. The house has two bedrooms. There’s two overstuffed chairs in the den. Two blankets on a nearby shelf readily available. We created a life for two. It’s time to open my heart for more. I […]

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It Was Time

“Do you want a new Christmas stocking?”, she asked. I hadn’t thought about it till that moment. I haven’t had a new Christmas stocking since the divorce. The one I brought with me is laying in a box of unused Christmas items. These items that at one time, we enjoyed having, but they no longer […]

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Be at Home

I spent some time over the weekend looking at the changes in my life. I went to see a neighbor yesterday and it was like stepping back in time. Her husband was sitting on the couch watching a football game. I had forgotten it’s football season. This time last year, I was sitting on a […]

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When It’s Time

We learn from our surroundings. A couple of weeks ago, I saw this hibiscus plant at the market. The price was marked way down because it’s at the end of it’s season. It looked so healthy and full of buds that I had to bring it home. It would be the last of the blooms. […]

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Pause and Rest

I walked out on the front porch with coffee in hand. It was early morning, but the temperature was already warm. August in Texas. My daughter gauges my well-being by the amount of glitter on the porch. This morning, you could tell it has not been maintained and every potted plant was struggling. I sat […]

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The Glitter Bird

Five years ago, I purchased a small sign. The quote on that sign has been my mindset over the years. It really is a mindset darling. You can have the life you want if you want it enough. Anything is possible if we open our minds to it. The key is to think higher thoughts. […]

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It’s Only Temporary

Little Fears came out with a new t-shirt. I saw this shirt on Wednesday, in the midst of a wildly rainy day. Knowing my flower garden would love the rain, I wondered what storm other’s may be going through. You know…the storms of life. My divorce was a three year storm. Breast Cancer was a […]

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