Anything is Possible!

With Hope, Faith, and Perseverance


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Time Will Tell

Time will tell, but only if you listen.  

                                                                 __Christopher Troy

I found this little gem at:    https://thechristophertroystories.com/2017/05/20/time/

One liner Weds 2017

One-Liner Wednesday is brought to you by Linda Hill at:

https://lindaghill.com/2017/06/07/one-liner-wednesday-i-want-it-all/

where you’ll find inspiring or humorous one-liners every Wednesday!

Here are the rules which I sometimes follow:

1. Make it one sentence.

2. Try to make it either funny or inspirational.

3. Use our unique tag #1linerWeds.

4. Add our very cool new badge to your post for extra exposure!

5. Have fun!

 


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God’s Glitter

Look up at the stars

Connect to infinity.

You are not alone.

 lonely dog or wolf howling at the moon

Years ago,

I sat on my hardwood floor,

my back against the wall,

wondering why this dry spell

seemed to last so long?

I yearned for someone,

hoping there was one for me

but learned to accept God’s plan,

even if it meant there was no one else

but me and my dogs

getting older by the minute.

When I walked out into the darkness

and saw the glitter high above,

I remembered it was there every night

Even when I didn’t see it for the clouds,

Even when I cried myself to sleep

with tears that watered the garden

of my weary soul.

Gazing at the glitter overhead

dried my tears with love that never ends.

God, who heard my cries,

had it all figured out.

And when the time was right,

Brought love home to me.

(I found the picture on pixabay and fell in love with it.)

 

 

 

 

 


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What my 80 Year Old Self Wants Me to Know

 

A follow up to yesterday’s post on what I’d tell my younger self:

 

If my 80 year old self

could reach back in time,

Would she tell me things I tell myself?

Don’t worry so much!

Enjoy your life.

Treasure the moments.

Do more of what you love.

Would I listen?

Is she telling me now?

Moving my fingers on the keyboard?

Love is the most important thing, she says.

Don’t waste time on resentments.

Laugh, sing, play, dance!

Enjoy your talents.

Share your gifts.

Blessings are everywhere!

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Special Delivery Back in Time

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What if you could go back in time to give yourself a message?

If I told myself not to bother dating the first guy who asked me out after the divorce because God has a much better plan, would I listen? Probably not, because I wasn’t listening very well back then. S0 now, I have more compassion for people who find themselves in unhealthy relationships and more appreciation for healthy ones.

Maybe something simpler would get through to my past self. Sometimes I just want to hug that mixed up, co-dependent, grief-blind woman I was, and tell her:

It’s all going to work out!

I promise.

Love YOU!

There are a few songs I’d like send back in time to myself. Here’s one of them.


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Time, Time, Time. Catching Up!

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I’m trying to laugh at myself as I shake my head and sigh, because I suggested today’s prompt: time, and I was LATE on the first day of Just Jot it January. I did that one on my other blog, Loving Me, Too, with the idea that it was okay to be late. (Not like me, being late, though my husband might disagree. 🙂  I plan to post on one of my blogs depending on how the prompt strikes me, and I’m likely t use a Stream of Consciousness approach, since that’s what I’m used to doing with Linda’s prompts.

I picked the word, time, because the title of my upcoming book is, Trust the Timing. I promise I won’t plug that book every day. But it is on my mind. (See my WIP page for details if you’re interested.)

Here’s a song that starts with the words, “Time, time, time…” It’s a good song for winter and for the line: “Hang on to your hope my friend.”

To read more jots, visit:

https://lindaghill.com/2017/01/02/jusjojan-daily-prompt-jan-2nd17/


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Too Responsible?

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I’ve complained a lot about being too busy. This past week I fixed it some. I had three things, really four things, to do in the evening this past week after work. So I just said no to one of them. My husband went without me, and he was fine with that. His mother was visiting from Connecticut and that was a nice treat for her, and for everyone else to meet her.

When I’m too busy, it’s okay to say no. I like having one thing to do in the evening per week, like Wednesday evening church potluck and choir practice. Choir practice energizes me, it feeds my soul to sing. I can handle two things after work, especially if they are not two nights in a row. Three is too many. Especially three in a row.

It’s possible to do three things in a row, three nights in a row, after working each day. But it’s not healthy for me. It doesn’t seem to bother my husband. But I need some down time. Actually, I need to do things like laundry, and reading and writing blogs. So I can say, I had to work, and I won’t be lying. I actually did have some work to catch up on for my paying job, the job that pays the bills for now, on the night I said no to going out.

During the month of December, I have a lot of vacation time to use from the job that pays my bills for now. If I don’t take some of it, I will lose it. We can carry over 18o hours to next year. I have more than that accrued, and I need to make sure I take it. It will give me more time for writing, art, reading blogs and puttering around the house. I have 400 hours of sick time built up at my job. I can carry  this over, but will never be paid for it if I don’t use it.

Do you think I’m too responsible?

I’ve very grateful for all that “sick time.” I really am. I wish I could give it to someone, but I can’t. I am grateful that I haven’t had to use it for something catastrophic. I wonder if it should be called something other than “sick time.” I guess that’s why some companies are going to “paid time off.”

I’m thankful to have holiday time, too! I get two days off for Thanksgiving, but I’m already off on Friday since I cut down to 30 hours a week. So I’ll have to figure that out.

Thank you to all those people who work on holidays. I wish you blessings and happiness, and peace, too!

Today’s Stream of Consciousness prompt was: “to/too/two.”

If you’d like to join in the Saturday SOC prompt and post, visit Linda’s blog:

http://lindaghill.com/2015/11/20/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-nov-2115/

Here are the rules:

1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing, (typos can be fixed) and minimal planning on what you’re going to write.

2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop.

3. There will be a prompt every week. I will post the prompt here on my blog on Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a subject. For instance, I will not say “Write about dogs”; the prompt will be more like, “Make your first sentence a question,” “Begin with the word ‘The’,” or simply a single word to get your started.

4. Ping back! It’s important, so that I and other people can come and read your post! For example, in your post you can write “This post is part of SoCS:” and then copy and paste the URL found in your address bar at the top of this post into yours.  Your link will show up in my comments for everyone to see. The most recent pingbacks will be found at the top.

5. Read at least one other person’s blog who has linked back their post. Even better, read everyone’s! If you’re the first person to link back, you can check back later, or go to the previous week, by following my category, “Stream of Consciousness Saturday,” which you’ll find right below the “Like” button on my post.

6. Copy and paste the rules (if you’d like to) in your post. The more people who join in, the more new bloggers you’ll meet and the bigger your community will get!

7. As a suggestion, tag your post “SoCS” and/or “#SoCS” for more exposure and more views.

8. Have fun!