Category Archives: Encouragement

GOALS

Mondays are great for setting new goals, fulfilling old ones and just starting over.  Maybe you failed at that diet you promised to stay on last week – try again.  I’ve tried this for 75 years and it still doesn’t work.  You … Continue reading

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STEREOTYPES

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON ATIMETOSHARE.ME 7/30/14 A stereotype is defined as an over-simplified or standardized conception of a culture, profession or group.  How often do we categorize people?  For example, everyone knows that cops and donuts go together – right?  The Italian people are … Continue reading

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THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE

I like the idea of the Swiss Cheese Diet.  If nothing else, everything you eat, would fall right out.  I’ve spent most of my life on a diet.  I didn’t start out fat.  I weighed in at 7 pounds 75 years ago. … Continue reading

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GOODBYE AUGUST

This was the view out my living room window on this day last year at our old, old house. The air is fresh and crisp today.  Skies are clear and brilliant blue.  Usually we don’t have much change in color until … Continue reading

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TOMORROW

This picture was taken a few years ago, when my granddaughter appeared in “Annie, with a Twist.”  The story was an adaptation of the famous Little, Orphan Annie and Oliver Twist, who in my version turned out to be lost relatives.  Through … Continue reading

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DEAR GRANDSON, AS YOU GRADUATE

To my second born, grandson, Joshua – There are a million things I could write about all your funny sayings, your accomplishments, your personality, but I’d like to focus this letter on who you are today and who you will become … Continue reading

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UNCAGED

“Be like the bird who, pausing in her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing she hath wings.” Victor Hugo Yesterday, we had the opportunity to ride through the Smoky Mountains.  … Continue reading

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TINY TREASURES

ORIGINALLY POSTED 7/09/14 by atimetoshare.me I happen to have a selective memory.  It’s a good defense mechanism allowing me to forget some of the not-so-good times in my life.  The problem with that is some of the tiniest treasures can be packed … Continue reading

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THE SKY IS FALLING!!!

When I was a kid, it was always fun to hear a story right before going to bed.  I think some of them were meant to scare us to pieces, while others had a moral at the end.  We heard from … Continue reading

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RAINY DAYS & MONDAYS

“Be still, sad heart! and cease repining; Behind the clouds is the sun still shining; Thy fate is the common fate of all, Into each life some rain must fall” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow As a child I used to … Continue reading

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