Category Archives: Communicating

Secrets and Truth

A kind reader recently said–likely with tongue firmly in cheek–that my secrets are safe with her. Joke or not, I appreciated her comment and am grateful for such friends. In actuality, I don’t fear my “secrets” being exposed because I … Continue reading

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When Words Fail Hugs Often Help

It can be frustrating to want to help someone and not know what to do or say. Sometimes when words fail, My Beloved and I just hug each other tightly for as long as it takes, letting the hug do … Continue reading

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Humor, Trust, and Relationships

I tend to avoid sarcasm, tricks, practical jokes, or humor at the expense of another. I’ve seen the damage they can inflict on relationships, eroding trust, damaging self-esteem, and sometimes even destroying a relationship. Because I’m so trusting of my … Continue reading

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Caring Communications

I saw this on Misifusa’s Blog and love it. Caring and showing that I care when communicating are important to me, whether I am speaking, writing, or listening. Thank you for the great reminder, Misifusa!

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Healing Words

“Words. They can arouse. They can make you laugh, and make you cry. But if you find the one who can heal you with their words, never let them go.” –Unknown (Source: Forever Awezome) I love this quote. To me, … Continue reading

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Gossip Machines

I try not to feed Gossip Machines As they are often Untrue and mean I can’t say I never fed them Because that would be untrue In my weaker moments I gossiped Though I now work hard not to Gossip … Continue reading

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This Buddy Really Came Through

My Old Friend-Final Mix There are so many sad stories about homeless people in my country, that when I find an especially happy one I like to share it. This is the story of a homeless man in a remote … Continue reading

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Getting To Know Each Other Better

Our DIL Kristi (the one carrying our twin grandchildren) mentioned during their holiday visit to us that she and our son Brian bought a book with questions for couples and they use it to get to know each other better. … Continue reading

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Every Gift Has People Who Would Appreciate It

One rarely accomplishes anything worthwhile by hiding in a crowd. If we aren’t sticking out then we are hiding the gifts that we could be giving to the world. We all have something to share and sometime ago I decided … Continue reading

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Obsessive Compulsive Last Word Disorder. (OCLWD)

I just read a fun post at Talk To Diana that has a serious element to it. Here are snippets: “The last word on the last word… Obsessive Compulsive Last Word Disorder. (OCLWD) Maybe I should re-name my blog The … Continue reading

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