Everything Means Something…

I was pushed recently about why I think everything needs to mean something.  Why can’t something just “be” what it is without having meaning.  I have explored this thought for many months now since it was originally asked of me.  I find that life with meaning is far more valuable, at least to me, andContinue reading “Everything Means Something…”

Seeking Normal – Day 24

Day 24 prompt: My husband’s favorite saying is, “nothing ever goes smooth.” That’s his response to things outside his normal. What is your response to a disruption in your normal? My answer: I try to think through why something is not going right and the way to accept that fate is to believe in fateContinue reading “Seeking Normal – Day 24”

Seeking Normal – Day 20

Day 20 prompt: At what point in your life are you in striving and how far away is being content? Entire prompt: Joel Osteen notes, “We spent all this time striving and and now can’t be content where we are or with what we have achieved. Enjoy where you are right now.” My answer: WeContinue reading “Seeking Normal – Day 20”

Seeking Normal – Day 11

Day 11 prompt: How many variations of normal do you have in your life? For example today you may be happy or sad or ill – are they all “normal”? My answer: Interesting topic as it may be it about what is YOUR normal and my normal is obsession over diet and exercise and anxietyContinue reading “Seeking Normal – Day 11”

Seeking Normal – Day 9

Day 9 prompt: People talk about the “new” normal. What was the “old” normal? Did that label ever fit you? My answer: Well once again I could not have known when I wrote this prompt that I would one day be answering it in a world where the “new” normal is a daily condition. MyContinue reading “Seeking Normal – Day 9”

Seeking Normal – Day 8

Day 8 prompt: Is wanting control in every single aspect of our life normal? Control over every emotion, person, stressors, etc. that are in my life… My answer: I could not have known a year ago when writing this prompt journal that it would be put to the test in a pandemic that has takenContinue reading “Seeking Normal – Day 8”

Seeking Normal – Day 7

Day 7 prompt: Is your normal the same as someone else’s? Why? How do you separate the expectation? How does someone else’s normal inspire, intimidate or disappoint you? My answer: I like this prompt as much of what makes something normal is that it is what everyone else has, does or is. The very actContinue reading “Seeking Normal – Day 7”

The Angst that is Anxiety…

I like so many others are dealing in anxiety daily. It creates an angst that makes you want to run but what exactly is stirring inside of you and where you want to run cannot be identified. It is a whir of nervous energy that unlike excitement breeds a feeling of doom. It feels likeContinue reading “The Angst that is Anxiety…”

Who are you…really?

This moment in our lives when everything we thought “was” “is” we are faced with many questions about life and who we are. We walk around in this world in “roles” as defined: the function assumed or part played by a person or thing in a particular situation When that assumed function or part isContinue reading “Who are you…really?”

Something Sacred is at Stake

I have sat silent out of respect for the massive amount of loss all around us. Sickness, death, solitude, and desperation are everywhere. We are scared, tired, hopeless and terrified. Time has lost all meaning; when does it end, how does it end…there are no answers. We have been given no choice but to sit,Continue reading “Something Sacred is at Stake”