Sunday, December 24, 2017

Chrysalises and Ashes in the River of Change

Recently, I found a quote that has had me thinking, and I wanted to share it with you. 
Will you value it?  I have no idea.  It might totally bore you.  But hey, at least it entertained me!

Monday, December 11, 2017

Ashes of the Past and Moving Forward

        This is one of those posts gleaned from something I'd shared elsewhere this past week, which got me thinking, and I thought I'd share the insights here, too.  I guess it mattered enough to me that I keep it around to look at and read it later.  So, here you are to read, too, if you like.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Weaknesses and Our Own, White Knights

It isn't until we've been shown our greatest weakness that we face it;
we see ourselves at our most vulnerable, and have to make a choice.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Facets of Smiles and Tears

Don't cry because it's over.
Smile because it happened.

~ disputably attributed to Dr Seuss 
Which is why it's perfect for this post.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Lessons of a Lifetime in a Year

        As we find ourselves winding toward the end of another year, I have to take a moment to think about what that means, and for me in particular.  So if you'd like to come along, I'm happy to take you along with me.  Maybe something I end up saying will have something meaningful for you; if possible, perhaps for us both.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

From the Pages of My Mind

        On the PB Community Facebook Page, we often discuss ways and means of finding the ability to get through and move forward after our more challenging situations we've had to face; since the most basic premise of the PB Project has been to allow people to feel they are not alone in their struggles, I have always felt it to only be fair that I share whatever I feel would help in that effort.  This week, I thought I'd share a little of my inner thought processes; this time, part of it comes not from posts I've shared elsewhere, but actually from working through things in my journal.  Perhaps it can help demonstrate some of what I've meant when discussing that topic.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

A Relatively Short Moment of Truth

        I posted this earlier this week in a more personal spot on social media, and was encouraged to share it, here.  Inasmuch as this is actually something that really does resonate with me - lately, in particular - I figure I might as well, since that's why we're here.  So, here:

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Forcing the Force of Forced Gratitude

Forced gratitude.

Sometimes just taking energy we feel like we don't have
and forcing ourselves to look at things differently can save our sanity....

Monday, May 29, 2017

A Little Social Emotion News, Perhaps?

        It just, so happens that this coming week marks an anniversary of sorts, and this one is kind of a big deal for me, so I'm going to share something special and hope that it matters to someone else, too.  I mean the thing I share here, mattering, not the anniversary.  Well, you're welcome to appreciate the anniversary, too.  One does not ride around the sun, on the earth, a significant number of times without learning some of them feel more significant than others, after all.  But that isn't the point of this post, so take it as you like.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Over, Under, Around, and Through!

This is a post to break into, and break out of, the recent, slowed pace, here.
Might as well do that once in a while, I think; don't you?
So I guess we'll just do that, because it's about time.

Monday, May 15, 2017

A Bittersweet Break for a Day

        Hello my friends.  I'm just taking a moment to think out a few things, so I hope you don't mind if I take you with me?  Well, I suppose if you do, you can just stop reading, and no harm done!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Positive Spins and Nudgings of Change

        A couple of weeks ago I pinned an archived post to the top of the PB Facebook Community Page, again, and the experience I had while searching for it had me thinking of something which I ended up sharing along with the actual, shared link.  After typing out that whole thing, I realized it would just as well work for a blog post, but I was too tired to try to make that work right then, so I decided to just copy it, paste it into a new post on the blog, wiggle around with it, and ta da!  New post! Then last week happened, and I pushed it off again, and this week I'm just gonna do it!  With slight apologies to those who might remember much of it.  Here's how it went:

Monday, April 3, 2017

A Letter to a Grieving Friend

        I had another post ready for this week, but then my feeds became inundated with grieving friends and notifications of great amounts of loss in the world, and so things changed regarding my plans for this week, and you get this, instead.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Endure to Enlighten the Shadows We Traverse...Someday

       I know, I've been a little dry on the posts, lately.  My apologies, but life happens, and sometimes we just don't have it in us to maintain the steady rhythm, you know?  Since the PB Project has been all about trying to help us all know that we are not alone in what we face, even if what we each face is not the same, I'm just going to let you know that part of that has been about trying to find ways to give self-care during a rather rough patch, these past months.  I've explained that on the PB Community Facebook Page, but not as much for you.  So there you go.

Monday, February 27, 2017

A Gnarled Bit of Wood

        I have the wonderful opportunity to be able to serve as a volunteer at a local hospital, a few hours, once a week.  This week, volunteering was exhausting, but always nice to get out and do it. While there, I had a couple of really interesting conversations, with some odd sorts of realizations!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Just a Little Moment of Your Lifetime!

        This is one of those times when I take an opportunity to take advantage of something I shared elsewhere, recently, and use it as the foundation for a post.  Because I feel like actually publishing one this week, and I think this topic is as good as any.  I hope you agree!

Monday, January 30, 2017

Some Musing of Lessons and Random Vulnerability

        I've not been able to write much, lately.  Probably a bit of burnout, I'd imagine.  I keep getting to the point where I open the browser, start to put something into the keyboard and onto the screen, and then kinda just stare at it, no idea coming to mind as to how to continue.  Then I go to the archives and start searching for one I can share to the PB Community Facebook Page on Monday mornings (US time), and can end up in myriad emotions.

        This was the result of such a process.
I hope it's worthy of the time it takes to read it, if you do, in fact, choose to continue.  I kind of just decided to go with the flow and let it be whatever it ends up being.  So be it.

Monday, January 2, 2017

In Review, and in Preview

        Something a little different this week.  I posted this elsewhere in my little world, but I felt like it was something worth sharing here, so I'm going to do it, maybe with slight differences.