Weekend Wisdom

Weekend Wisdom: Clint Eastwood

The idea for today’s wisdom comes from a video Pinball Preparedness did yesterday. He read lines from Clint Eastwood movies that apply to prepping.

Here is the one line that best applies to dealing with grief.

“Improvise, adapt and overcome.” — Heartbreak Ridge

Clint Eastwood in Heartbreak Ridge

These 3 skills will help you move forward with building a new life after your spouse or other loved one dies.

Is it tough adapting to losing

  • 3/4 of your household income?
  • your resume writer?
  • your best friend?
  • your lover?
  • your auto mechanic?
  • your groundskeeper?
  • your remote control hog?


The above losses are just a few that I experienced when Joe moved to heaven.

However, I improvised, adapted, and overcame grief. Being a wimp when it comes to pain (physical or mental) inspired me to do what it took to overcome the pain of grief.

If I can overcome grief and rebuild my life, you can too.

Biblical Wisdom

You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.

1 John 4:4

Remember, it is because of he who is in you that you can overcome grief and anything else life throws at you.

Have a joy-filled weekend and God bless you.

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 also the amateur photographer behind the blog OgleOhio.com.

Weekend Wisdom

Weekend Wisdom: Respect

Respect goes hand-in-hand with kindness. I have dealt with lots of unkind and disrespectful this month. They’ve been disrespectful during phone conversations, in e-mails and on the internet.

It is because of my experience with disrespectful people that I went searching for respect quotes.

Here are a few of the many, many quotes I found.

Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners.

Laurence Sterne

Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power.

Clint Eastwood

Everyone in society should be a role model, not only for their own self-respect, but for respect from others.

Barry Bonds

Now go out and show respect to people today. Imagine the joy you will bring to them and the respect you will get in return.

You want respect?  Give it!