Don’t Blame Other People

Everything I have ever done as your Mother was out of love for you.

I made mistakes but they were unintentional.  

I have always wanted what was good and right for you.  

I am sorry if that was not enough.  I am sorry if I disappointed you.

I am sorry if I was not the Mother that you thought I should be.   

However, I know that I did my best. Continue reading “Don’t Blame Other People”

Tell the truth.

I tell  little lies.

“Thank you for the lovely luncheon.  Yes, everything was good.” Continue reading “Tell the truth.”

George H. W. Bush

George H. W. Bush’s Life Code*

  1. Tell the truth.
  2. Don’t blame people.
  3. Be strong.
  4. Do your best.
  5. Try hard.
  6. Forgive.
  7. Stay the course.

“That was, and is, the most American of creeds.” *

Seven Actions

There are seven actions. One for each day of the week.

I plan to think about one per day as part of my daily meditation to see how I can be a better person.

Thank you, President Bush, for your service to our country.

*The list and statement from the eulogy delivered by Jon Meacham, Bush biographer.

George H. W. Bush Funeral

 

A Nurse & A Purse…Beware!

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Long before I decided to date again, I was warned about men who were looking for “a nurse and a  purse”.   Continue reading “A Nurse & A Purse…Beware!”

Moving Toward Personal Peace

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~Photo Lori Greer, Portland, Oregon, USA.~

I went to an early morning yoga class recently.

In moving from a bending pose to a standing pose, I reached and pulled my hair out of my face.

In that instant, I felt a sense of peace.

Peace such as I have not felt in a long time.

Continue reading “Moving Toward Personal Peace”

Why She Wanted to Kill Him…

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A man and a woman are in a “second time around” relationship.

Both bring baggage, hurt, and trepidation into the mix.

Things are going really, really well.

Until… Continue reading “Why She Wanted to Kill Him…”

Child Labor

With the high cost of cancer treatment, it is important that all of our family pitch in and help!

Continue reading “Child Labor”

Gratitude

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Today is my granddaughter’s second birthday.

Today is special because it is her birthday.

Today is very special because her mother is alive to celebrate with her Continue reading “Gratitude”

Meditation by the stream…

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~Stream in Whister, BC. Photo Lori Greer in Portland

The first of my personal commitments is to work to increase human happiness by encouraging the cultivation of human values and a sense of concern for others’ well being.  These are key factors whether one is a religious person  or not.  Dalai Lama

I find peace and resolve thinking about this statement while enjoying the beauty and sound of my favorite stream in Whistler, BC, Canada.

 

 

 

Helping myself and others…

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I am trying to do at least one good deed per day.

No, I am not working toward a Girl Scout badge.

It’s just that in my world and in the world at large, I find that giving and helping others satisfies my soul.

It satisfies my soul while grounding me during the emotional upheaval of my young daugher-in-law’s cancer struggle.  Stage 4.

I believe that I am making a difference.  Continue reading “Helping myself and others…”