31 Days of Wishes – Improved Change for 2010

31 Days of Wishes – Improved Change for 2010

Goodbye 2009. Hello 2010! I have never looked more forward to seeing the calendar page turned, as I am this year. Judging by the comments from friends, both online and off, I'm not the only one. This past year has been a challenging one collectively and privately. I've seen more unemployed friends than ever before. Those who are working are still struggling financially to make ends meet. I've seen much depression and sadness. I don't believe it comes from a single year of challenges, it's been building and people are getting worn down. Despite strenuous times, I've also seen Continue reading

31 Days of Wishes – Every Child Should Know Love

31 Days of Wishes – Every Child Should Know Love

"...one most important of all the things we can give to them is unconditional love. Not a love that depends on anything at all except that they are our children.” ~ Rosaleen Dickson Christmas Day has come and gone and I was left with one overwhelming impression. Regardless of parenting styles, personalities, qualifications or issues, my children are loved. The love is shown in different ways but they are loved, and they know they're loved. Just to clarify, I'm not referring to how many gifts they got or how much money was spent because I don't believe that matters. Some people show Continue reading

31 Days of Wishes – Foundations for Health

31 Days of Wishes – Foundations for Health

“It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi As I battle a cold virus that seems to have settled in my chest, I find sleep is elusive as is a clear pain-free head. It occurred to me this morning, that aside from chest rub and cinnamon throat spray, I've dealt with the symptoms lightly rather than medicating the cold into oblivion. I'm not sure why I didn't reach immediately for cough syrup other than, perhaps subconsciously, I realized covering the symptoms doesn't actually solve the problem. I may feel better short term, but repressing Continue reading

31 Days of Wishes – Health, Anger and Hate

31 Days of Wishes – Health, Anger and Hate

Linda Anger left a very timely quote on Terry Bean's Facebook wall today. I've never had the opportunity to meet Linda, but I know I would like her. My biggest wish is that she conquers her cancer. My second wish is that money never be an issue for her again, especially when it comes to her health. "Hate is a poison we swallow and hope the other guy dies." ~ Unknown Here it is Day 18 - 6 days since my last written wish. I've had many wishes since then but none I've wanted to share. Most of my wishes these days are trivial and personal in the grand scheme of the world. The kind of Continue reading

Suburban Housewife Weekend Rap

Day 13 of 31 Days of Wishes is for more laughter in our lives. This is the second rap song by Suburban Housewife, Sally Brooks. You can watch her first video here. If you're easily offended by profanity - don't watch it - then go lighten up a little. Video: If you'd like to participate in 31 Days of Wishes - head on over to www.31daysofwishes.com for the details. Take a brief moment to wish with others. Perhaps the united message will make a difference in someone's life. Continue reading

31 Days of Wishes – Equality

31 Days of Wishes – Equality

I wish for equality. Not just between men and women but between humans. A mutual respect for one another no matter your age, skin color, size, sex, profession or any other numerous characteristic judgements that can be made. Every human being has a place and a purpose on this planet and yet there are those that insist on bloating their self-worth through the attempted repression of others. As if belittling, negative comparisons and crushing another's dreams will generate power. What if we celebrated all that was different in each other? Understanding that every person has the exact Continue reading

31 Days of Wishes – Feedback on Blogging / 1st Amendment

31 Days of Wishes – Feedback on Blogging / 1st Amendment

Today's wish is for feedback and recommendations. I'm wondering how the first amendment can be legally threatened because of truthful inferences and personal feelings being written online? Has anyone had any experience with this? Of course, this is only a hypothetical question because I wouldn't want to infer anything that might replicate reality.... If you'd like to participate in 31 Days of Wishes - head on over to www.31daysofwishes.com for the details. Take a brief moment to wish with others. Perhaps the united message will make a difference in someone's life. Continue reading

31 Days of Wishes – Warmth

31 Days of Wishes – Warmth

Brrrrrrr! It is VERY cold out. The temperatures have dropped unbelievably fast. As of this minute it's 14 degrees Fahrenheit with a wind chill that makes it feel like -2. For my Canadian friends that is -10 Celsius with a wind chill of -18, but I'm sure you're feeling it too! I was so very thankful my car started this morning without any problem. It's the first winter I've had my new-used car, and you never know! As I sat shivering and wishing for a hot tush, I contemplated the unfairness of not being flexible enough to reach the gas and brake from the warm and working heated Continue reading

31 Days of Wishes – Serenity +

31 Days of Wishes – Serenity +

God, Grant me the serenity, To accept the things I cannot change; The courage, to change the things that I can; And the wisdom, to know the difference. ~ Reinhold Niebuhr For as long as I can remember, this prayer hung on a plate in my mother's house. I read it daily and took it to heart. A long, long time ago I realized I could not change other people, they had to want to change themselves. As a friend, mother, wife, I could only discuss, suggest, and recommend that changes be made. I've never demanded them. Instead I chose to change what I could.... myself. I adapted by Continue reading

31 Days of Wishes – Answered Wishes

31 Days of Wishes – Answered Wishes

Although this series of posts is supposed to be based on what I am wishing FOR, I've had many wishes answered over the last several days... Day 4: I spent a wonderful afternoon in Columbus with a client team. They are such a joy to work with and I'm very excited to embark on their new endeavors for 2010. I had been wishing they'd move forward with some ideas - and now we are! Day 5: I am blessed with many wonderful friends. Friends I've had for decades, who knew me before marriage and children. These are the types of friends you rely on when times are tough. Although, I've got lots Continue reading