Archive for April, 2015

Visiting my parents.

I went to the cemetery yesterday. I had not been there since my mama’s funeral. It was important to me to make sure that the date was placed on the headstone and that the ground looked okay. My dad and I would always go to the grave of his parents and place flowers every spring. [...]

Who’s buying the albums?

I was recently in Barnes & Noble. I saw a display in the middle of the store that made me smile. Seeing this took me back to the days that I would spend hours walking through the National Record Mart at the mall. Today, the Eagles, Hotel California will set you back $24.99. I began [...]

Where are the mothers?

There is rioting in the streets in Baltimore. They are starting fires, looting local businesses and more than 19 police officers have been injured. Who is rioting? Most of the people in the streets are high school students. Yes, high school students. I find that hard to believe. I saw a woman on the news. [...]

Life Uncommon.

I woke up this morning with a song stuck in my head. Since I can’t shake it, I will share. “Lend your voices only to sounds of freedom No longer lend your strength to that which you wish to be free from. Fill your lives with love and bravery And you shall lead a life [...]

Go placidly.

Someone recently sent me a photo of a tattoo that they thought I would be interested in getting on my foot. Even though my daughter, Sadie, wants me to get a tattoo with her, I have not yet given in to her suggestions. I do love this. The first line of my favorite poem, which [...]

Mama.

I was missing my mama a lot yesterday. Six weeks since she left the planet. During the last six weeks there have been so many times that I thought of mama and wanted to pick up the phone, or stop in to see her. That second that I realized, once again, that she is gone [...]

Your last thought.

I heard yesterday that we have between 35 and 48 thoughts per minute. Wow. Think about that! What are we all thinking about? With all  of these thoughts the most important ones are the ones that we have just before falling asleep at night. It is my thinking that our last thoughts of our day [...]

Attitude.

What attitude do you bring to your life? How do you act and react to the events happening around you every day? As you move through today, think about how you talk to yourself. Think about how you interact with people. Everyone is going through some type of struggle. Be kind to yourself and others. [...]

Earth Day.

Today is Earth Day. Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now celebrated globally in more than 192 countries each year. I have another memory of Earth Day. About twenty years ago [...]

No worrying.

I am working hard to break the cycle of worry in my life. I wasn’t born a worrier. I certainly did not get that trait from my mother. I can’t be 100% sure but I don’t think that my mother ever worried about anything. She would always say to me, “Susan, why worry? It is [...]