Who Do You See?

Two Are Better Than One

Good morning, friends!  Happy Monday! For all those who are preparing to go to work, may your day be filled with wonderful surprises. For those who have the day off, are retired, or are enjoying a nice summer break, do whatever brings you joy today.  Whether you’re going to work or not, we all have a job to do. I hope you take some time to discover what it is — your purpose for being here.

We all have a purpose — even those we sometimes ignore at intersections or outside stores, hoping to meet your eyes to ask for a hand out or a hand up. We’ve all had those encounters where we try to block out their seemingly urgent pleas for help. If they’re young and strong, we wonder why they’re not working. If they appear fragile and defeated, we wonder how they got that way. I know…

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Vegan Sugar Cookies

Vegan Sugar Cookies on Multiple experienceS | I found this recipe on the beachbody blog.Every exercise program I do, except Zumba, is from Beachbody. I just…

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lost to the depths of sin

take a walk

To be lost, is a dreadful and disheartening thing. It causes distress in the most frantically inclined way; and frustration to its core, growing and building from a hindrance of disorientation. It leaves a lasting imprint too, rather than a temporary wandering that is forgotten and omitted.

We feel that sensation every moment that allows a memory to stroll through our veins- yes veins, not mind. That would be too simple. To have felt and experienced the truest sense of the word “lost” then you know that it penetrates.

With that truth though, means the release of that state of mind is nothing short of exhilarating and peaceful all at the same time.

I have been captivated by this existence half my life, as most of you have. But not long ago I experienced the greatest saving I could ever imagine, and from the darkest, most mislead place there is.

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Monday Minstrel: Quote


“The history of Mankind is carried on the back of a horse.”    Author Unknown

Once the horse was domesticated and humans learned to ride a new world opened up. No  longer limited to transporting ourselves on our two legs  we could traverse continents on horses.  Battles were not longer scrapping about on the ground but now mounted military charged and changed the battlefield forever.  And then came the rise of the Equestrian Class; one of two aristocratic classes of ancient Rome. Throughout history the aristocracy were those who could afford horses and the commoners,those who could not.  Mankind’s history has indeed been carried on the back of a horse.


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Introduce Yourself – Introducing Guest Author Shaun M Jooste


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Originally posted on Pearls Before Swine:
Welcome to Introduce Yourself, a new and exciting blog segment of The PBS Blog dedicated to introducing to you new and established authors and their books. Today I’d like to extend a warm welcome…

Jangle–Daily Prompt


keys.pngThe jingle jangle of my keys has changed. I used to have a 2004 Toyota Camry, which I loved. But I sold that yesterday because my mother and I will be using her car exclusively.  After this last two bouts of hospitalization, she will be driving less and less.   We have to do a bit of re-organizing our schedules, but it looks like it will be a very easy thing to do.

She has a 2007 Buick Lucerne, gold colored. It is a very nice car. Same chassis as a Cadillac, so riding is very smooth.

My car had 161,000 miles on it. Hers is right around 73,000 miles.   It is a little larger than my car was, but I’m sure I can figure it out!  Life is ever-changing, isn’t it?


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Rear View Mirror – My Week In Review


We all have songs that we love, they speak to us for some reason. They remind us of something, they lift us up, they inspire us. We all have a lit of songs that are our anthems or theme songs. Wether we seek them out in out music players or they randomly start playing at a Starbucks, we are transported.

I have put my entire music library on shuffle and will record the first ten songs that changed my life. If possible, I will include a video or clip of the song. Here we go, in no special order…

Simple Things – Zero 7 (2001)

Every day you’ll find the way.

The title track from Zero 7’s debut album. I remember listening to this song a lot in my VW Golf driving to work and driving to the lake house, really focusing on that one line. Every day is…

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Just Saying 07.07

Blog of a Mad Black Woman

Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.

Kent M. Keith (b. 1949)

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Shine Bright

Peace from Panic


I smiled when I saw this quote. I pictured my daughters and their friends playing with glow sticks when they were younger. I’d buy them for the kids to have at parties, in shapes of necklaces and bracelets. It was fun to bend and snap the dull-colored sticks, and watch them magically light up.

But this quote has a much deeper meaning. It reminds me of several of my family members who are in the military. In boot camp, they were broken down before they were built back up. It took years of training to develop them into the brave soldiers that they’ve become.

When I struggled with anxiety and panic attacks, it nearly broke me. I had panic attacks every time I drove, went to the grocery store, or the mall. It got to the point where I worried every time I had to go out. I was afraid…

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Looking Forward but Stressing Still

Diary of a Recovering Codependent

I’m heading out for a little adventure to the city of Las Vegas this week. One of my uncles is celebrating his 90th birthday and his son is throwing him a huge party at the Main Street Social Club.I originally RSVP’d to my cousin that I was coming but then at the beginning of the month, finances were not looking so good so I had to tell him I wasn’t going to make it. I didn’t call to tell my mom until this past week though. (She lives in Vegas.) When I told her I wasn’t coming she told me that I had to; that my aunties were excited to see me, especially my Auntie Ayame (she’s the one that told me I was too fat). I explained that I just couldn’t afford to fly and that the 12 hour drive would be just too hard on me…

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