grief, Unemployment

The Toughest Lesson You Will Learn While Grieving

What I have to say is painful but it is true.  I suggest you learn this lesson now, before grief strikes.

The Lesson

The following are NOT necessities in your life:

  • Your wife,
  • Your husband,
  • Your child or children,
  • Your grandchild or grandchildren,
  • Your grandparent or grandparents,
  • Your parent or parents,
  • Your brothers or sisters,
  • Your aunts & uncles,
  • Your cousins,
  • Your friends,
  • Your house,
  • Your job,
  • Your cat, dog, hamster or other pet,

These are  BLESSINGS from God but not necessities.

“All You Need Is Love”

The only necessity for your life is – GOD.

He is your sole provider.

He is love and because He is love, He will NEVER take anything away that is necessary for your well being.

He will always provide for you – possibly in ways you never expected.

His love and kindness is always there – you just need to open the eyes of your heart.

Your To Do List

Because these blessings are not forever, here is what you do:

  • Hug More
  • Kiss More
  • Talk More
  • Love More
  • Date More
  • Listen More
  • Cuddle More
  • Romance More
  • Hold Hands More
  • Play “Footsie” More
  • Say “I Love You” More
  • Say “Thank You” More
  • Leave Love Notes More
  • Enjoy each other’s company More

Do these things in remembrance of those of us who no longer have someone in our lives to do them with.

Just think of the joy you will bring and experience by doing these actions. 


7 Stamen Salute – A Thank You

Tuesday and Wednesday saw an increase in traffic to both this site and the sister site  As a result, the likes and subscriptions increased.  So I decided to do a post thanking my long-time readers and my new readers for subscribing to my blog, after all this is still June and I am still participating in Lisa Ryan’s “5 Thank You’s A Day 30 Day Challenge.

I am going to say thank you the best way I know how – with flowers.  So this day lily, picked (with my camera) fresh from my front yard, is for you.   There are 7 stamens, you just are unable to see the 7th as it is hidden.

Whether you are new to this site, or a long-time reader, thanks for your support.

Have a blessed day.

“7 Stamen Salute”

Stay tuned as a new weekly series premiers on Monday 6/25 – Rommie & Michele’s Backyard Safari Adventures.  For those of you new here, Rommie is my golden retriever.  We have a sizable yard to care for and have some wild adventures in keeping it maintained.

(Coming Tomorrow: How I Spent My 19th Wedding Anniversary”


Thank You Friends

To my friends near and far thank you for your prayers, and support these past few weeks.  I appreciate all that you have done.

God has brought you into my life for a reason and I am humbled he would have my path cross with such wonderful people.

You exemplify Matthew 7:12

“So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.”  (NIV)

There are not enough people who believe and live this in their lives.  The world needs more people like you.

I pray God bestows you and your family with blessings of health, happiness and prosperity.

Your friend always,