Monday, musings…

“What do you do with a mistake;
recognize it, admit it, learn from it,
forget it.”
Dean Smith

Image by Phạm Quốc Nguyên from Pixabay 

We all make mistakes. Some are just little blips, and some are major screw-ups. What we do with our mistakes determines who and what we are. If we don’t face our mistakes and learn from them, we will keep making them.

Mistakes and errors in judgment happen, but they don’t make us failures. When we face our mistakes and do what we can to correct them, we become better people.

I learned this the hard way…with experience.

bloganuary · life · whatever!

1/15/22 Bloganuary

What is a life lesson you feel everyone can benefit from learning?

I think we all need to learn to love one another. I am not saying we need to be outwardly demonstrative or vocal in expressing our love to others, but accept people where they are.  No one is perfect. Everyone has problems.

We live in a judgmental world. Sometimes the judgments are harsh and needless. Often these judgments are made without thought to circumstance and have no value. Yes, some people do wrong and hurt others. We need to understand the why’s of their actions and help them understand why their actions are unacceptable.

It isn’t always easy to love one another.
But love is always worth the effort.

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52 Weeks of Gratitude · observations · thankfulness

5 things about me…

52 Weeks of Gratitude 
isn’t really a blog hop but if you want
to get started on your gratitude journey
it’s a good place to find some ideas.

The prompt for week 10 is

Five Things You Like About Yourself

Five things I like about myself and am grateful for
are things that weren’t always part of who I am.

  1. I have a quiet and gentle spirit.
  2. I can forgive and not hold a grudge.
  3. I have a sense of humor.
  4. I am open to new ideas and new ways of looking at things.
  5. I have learned from the past live in the present and look forward to the future.

1 and 2 are gifts I have been given.
3 came from the realization that life is funny even the hard parts.
4, well, life would be dull if the only person I listened to was myself.
5 came with age.




A to Z Challenge 2013 · just thoughts · memories · Uncategorized · Wednesday

Wednesday, U is for unforgettable…


I like unforgettable people.

I am not talking about famous people or those who everyone remembers.  
I am referring to people who are unforgettable to me personally.
Like a teacher, client, co-worker, neighbor, friend, a family member, occasionally a stranger.
People who had an impact on my life.

With most of the “unforgettables” in my life the encounters have been good.
A few of them were not especially pleasant.
But good or bad I have learned lessons from all of them.

They come to mind at the most unexpected times and often in unusual places.
There is always a reason for remembering them and it is always a treat.
Well, not so much a treat with the bad ones but I don’t dwell on them.

Truthfully, I don’t think about the bad unforgettables very often,   
but sometimes they do sneak in…they are unforgettable after all.


Today, I think no one would ever forget this kitty.

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musings · Saturday · Six Word Saturday · words

Saturday, waiting for a word…

Finding my word for the year.

Every year I have a word for the year.  It is a spiritual thing.

 I am given a word and usually a scripture with the word in it and I spend time throughout the year thinking about, studying, praying, and meditating on the word.  

praycat.jpg When I say I am given a word, or sometimes a phrase, I don’t mean it is given to me in an eerie or metaphysical way.  Sometimes it comes to me from something I read or something someone says  that resonates or I see something that stops me and makes me take notice.  However I get the word it is always a surprise.


In the past some of my words have been, boundaries, seek, wait, and courage.

Usually I start getting a feeling for the word in the fall and by this time I know what it will be for the coming year.

 But so far this year…nothing.

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 Not even a whisper or hint.

I don’t know why this year is different.  But I do know there will be a word.

 I feel a sort of stirring or shifting within, change.  There is a sense of excitement brewing. What is ahead for me to learn and experience through this word?  But also a sense of wariness.  Maybe the lessons of the past words were to prepare me for more difficult lessons?  Lessons that are more challenging?  Lessons that I thought I had learned but haven’t?  Lessons that I have avoided  because they are difficult or will hurt while learning them?

Whatever the word is for 2013 I think it is going to be a different experience than in past years.


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