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I’m Still Standing

I’m still here.

Evening of July 13, 2021

A little hot, sweaty, sticky and tired.

Life started being crazy 10 weeks ago and it just will not quit. Although I think it might slow down as of this weekend. One of these days I will tell y’all the story but not right now.

The weather is hotter than normal and the rain has not stopped and will not stop for another week. Although we get a break on Thursday, at least that is what the weather app said this morning.

These pictures were taken about 8:30 last evening. Yes, that is the River Kearns in the distance.

Below is a close up of the River Kearns and the raindrops.

It will eventually disappear.

The other big news is my work schedule changing. It’s not a schedule I would have picked but I will try it for now.

Well that is all. Just wanted to let everyone know by God’s grace, I am still here and standing. Will try to get Weekend Wisdom back up and running this weekend.

Take Care and God Bless You.

June work selfie

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. A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s currently using those skills as a virtual logistics contact center representative for a Fortune 100 company. She’s also managed call center teams, co-facilitated a grief support group, and helped small businesses with various writing assignments. Michele is a bookworm, and a lover of history, music, chocolate, red roses, and golden retrievers. She is also the amateur photographer behind the blog OgleOhio.com.

Your Assignment For July

Welcome July.

Hope all is well with you and your family, my dear readers.

Here is the verse of the day from the YouVersion Bible app. I thought it would be a good thing for us to practice this verse this month.

Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Hebrews 4:16 ESV

Have a joy-filled day and God Bless You.

(P.S. I will be here more this 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. A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s currently using those skills as a virtual logistics contact center representative for a Fortune 100 company. She’s also managed call center teams, co-facilitated a grief support group, and helped small businesses with various writing assignments. Michele is a bookworm, and a lover of history, music, chocolate, red roses, and golden retrievers. She is also the amateur photographer behind the blog OgleOhio.com.

A Personal $HTF Event

Most people think of an $HTF event as a meteor hitting the earth, the power grid going down or some other nationwide or worldwide event.

Well these events happen on a personal level as well.

On Saturday I fell while out hiking and taking photo’s at a park. Photography takes my mind off the fact that I am exercising and how far I have or have not walked.

Now I am sore and while moving is getting easier, it still takes a lot out of me.

I do not have to go grocery shopping this week thanks to a little extra food in the pantry. It would be too much of a chore.

While my falling was not a nationwide or worldwide $HTF event, it was one for me. One that I will not repeat. No more taking the path with a steep descent which is not taken by countless others hikers.

Taking the road less traveled is not always a smart decision, but if you must take it be prepared for the consequences.

The Road Not Taken 

BY ROBERT FROST

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:

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. A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s currently a virtual logistics contact center representative. She’s also managed call center teams, co-facilitated a grief support group, and helped small businesses with various writing assignments. Michele is a bookworm, and a lover of music, chocolate, red roses, and golden retrievers. She is also the amateur photographer behind the blog OgleOhio.com.

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