When we are surrounded by mass media which hammers us with fake news, half truths, scandal, downright lies and simply too much of everything, it’s time to chill out.  My granddaughter made note of that the other day as we were out and about. In her fourteen year old wisdom, she stated that we should

stop worrying, being stubborn, cranky and chill.

I’m not quite sure where it came from.  Maybe it has to do with the fact that as we age, we tend to grow grumpy with time.  We feel we’re entitled to smooth sailing after all the years of storms we’ve faced over time. Maybe it has to do with the stress of having to still work to make ends meet.  It might even have to do with aging bodies that ache and tire out so much more quickly.

I remember my own grandparents and some of the difficulties they faced and how they seemed to muddle through, even during times of great adversity.  My maternal grandparents attended funerals for five of their eight children. My paternal grandmother was left by her husband to raise four children on her own.  Still they managed to survive with a fair amount of hope.

Our troubles have been minor in comparison to them, but somehow we feel short changed as we age.  We think the world owes us something, simply for living as long as we have.  We tend to forget that we still have things to offer this world in spite of our aging shells.

So for the time being, I have decided to take my granddaughter’s advice and chill.  I refuse to let the climate of politics and hatred overtake me.  I will not succumb to the media and all its hype. I will do my best to look at the bright side of life and forget about name calling, bullying behavior and the sticks and stones that accompany daily living.  I have no intention of becoming a grumpy old woman.




As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on
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4 Responses to CHILL TIME

  1. And in my humble opinion, you are anything but a grumpy, old woman! You smile and inspire others to smile daily through your blog posts here! ❤

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  2. This is such great advice!! I am going to have to reread this one…..often!

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