Weekend Wisdom

Good Name

A verse my grandfather applied to his life.

Having a good name will bring you unimaginable joy. When people hear your name they will think of someone who embodies love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

Remember, not one of us is perfect in all areas.

Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her widowhood adventures hoping to inspire widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives. Michele is the amateur photographer behind the blog OgleOhio.com.

Joyful Life

May Memories

As May comes to a close, I decided to look back on some of the memories made this month.

The May Supermoon/Full Moon Lunar Eclipse. This is one of the before pictures. We had clouds throughout the night.

Supermoon Lunar Eclipse

The air conditioner and/or the hot water heater went kaput last night. Oh, joy! Will keep you updated on this watery mess.

Sleeping with the windows open while securely snuggled in my comforter.

Enjoying a one-week vacation from work. God did a lot of regeneration of my mental health during this week. Thank you, God!

Spending time with family from out of town and out of state.

Lots of good local food, including cream sticks, ham sandwiches, pizza, and some Arby’s thrown in.

Capturing this photo of an American Yellow Warbler in the tree out front.

American Yellow Warbler

Changing this blog theme, I will not do that on a whim again. Not sure this is the permanent theme either.

Lilac’s blooming. This bush has been blooming since the 20th century as it was here when Joe and I bought the house.

Blooming Lilac

Made this discovery one day coming home from the grocery store. Never had a bird’s nest here before. They usually nest in the neighbors’ fence.

Discovering more YouTube channels that play Jazz, and Bossa Nova music. In a world gone mad, this music is great for chilling out.

Watching the Johnny Depp/Amber Heard defamation trial on The Body Language Guy’s YouTube channel. He streamed it live, analyzed body language, and gave us tips. Only watched about 1 1/2 – 2 weeks of the trial.

First trip this year to the basement waiting out a tornado warning. Hopefully, it is the last one this year.

Well, that is all the memories for May. This might become a regular feature as it does me good to reflect on all that was accomplished in a month. Working from home is nice but it feels so routine.

I pray May was filled with joyful memories for you and your family.

See you next month.

Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her widowhood adventures hoping to inspire widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives. Michele is the amateur photographer behind the blog OgleOhio.com.

Weekend Wisdom

Weekend Wisdom: Lived

“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God such men lived.”

George S. Patton

Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her widowhood adventures hoping to inspire widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives. Michele is the amateur photographer behind the blog OgleOhio.com.