100 Days of Writing – Day Sixty-Three

2022 has been a year of many changes in my life….Lessons to be learned and carrying forward, putting those lessons to use. In reflecting, what are the lessons that have presented themselves? This past year has been one of a multitude of changes in my life. As we approach the last month of 2022, it’sContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Sixty-Three”

100 Days of Writing – Day Sixty-One

“Fear – the evil and corroding thread that weaves its way through the very fabric of our existence.” – AA Big Book Fear is a part of our lives that can rear its ugly head in so many different ways. I know for myself, it’s played a major part of my thought life, especially overContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Sixty-One”

100 Days of Writing – Day Sixty

“You cannot push the river.” I was reminded of this quote today in a counseling session and it really hit home with me in my recent mode of thinking. If we are at a point in life when we feel like we’re swimming upstream against the current, it’s likely because we’re going against the naturalContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Sixty”

100 Days of Writing – Day Fifty-Six

I saw this quote just yesterday and was reminded that both faith and fear share a lot in common. The basic premise for both is that we’ve chosen to believe in something that we cannot see. Sometimes that’s a bit hard to wrap your mind around until you consider that all that we can seeContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Fifty-Six”

100 Days of Writing – Day Fifty-Five

Maslow’s Hierachy of Needs comes into play…. One of the things I remember from my education courses in college is Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. I’ve become acutely aware of its truths over the past week or so. I do see that if one’s physiological needs are not met, all else in life can be thrownContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Fifty-Five”

100 Days of Writing – Day Fifty-Four

One step at a time,,,,one day at a time. I am reminded in one of my daily readings this morning to take life one step at a time, one day at a time. I can look at the days ahead and be overwhelmed by all that I perceive I have to get done. The mind’sContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Fifty-Four”

100 Days of Writing – Day Fifty-One

In a get-together of like-minded friends, we discussed resentment and the power it can have in all of our lives. And perhaps most importantly, how to rid ourselves of it. Resentment is a feeling most all of us have had at some point-in-time,,,,or perhaps at many points in time. Someone has done something “to us,”Continue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Fifty-One”

100 Days of Writing – Day Fifty

Forty-eight days in and can still have that urge…. It’s been forty-eight days since I decided that I was going to quit smoking. It’s actually longer for that intention, but actually not smoking has been nearly seven weeks. And even now, after not having smoked 965 cigarettes, I can still get that urge. Twice I’veContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Fifty”

100 Days of Writing – Day Forty-Eight

So many things we can become addicted to,,,,but why? I was talking with a friend last night about my continuing quest to be a non-smoker, lamenting how difficult some parts of the journey had been. She was tackling a similar issue with certain types of food she had been avoiding, for about the same lengthContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Forty-Eight”