The Postman

"You made Mrs. March feel like she could see again. You made Ford believe he was part of something. You give out hope like it was candy in your pocket."

Robert Heinlein

"Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea."

Gilda Radner

“I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity.”

Patrick Overton

"When you have come to the edge of all light that you know and are about to drop off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen: there will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught how to fly."

An Angry Sea of Pain

You wake up thinking it is going to be a beautiful day because the roses that have been trying to die for months, finally decided to bloom. You look up and notice a dark cloud looming in the horizon. You know in your heart that a storm is beginning to brew, a storm that your family will never recover from. …

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Dealing with Severe Stress

Breathe in, breathe out, repeat as needed to sustain life. Most of the time, this one will take care of itself. If it is absolutely necessary to go somewhere, put your left foot in front of your right foot, then your right foot in front of your left. Repeat as often as necessary, or until someone says you are there. …

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The Power of the Peanut

Wanna have some fun? Spend four days throwing out a handful of peanuts for the squirrels every morning. On the fifth day, don’t throw any peanuts out right away. Pull up a chair, sit back and watch the show while learning about the power of the peanut. I wonder if that camera lady left us some peanuts today? Hey Lady! …

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A Perfect Recipe for Failure

They say that if March that comes in like a lion, it will go out like a lamb. For me emotionally, it was April that came in like a lion to overwhelm me with some unexpected stress. I am praying it will go out like a lamb. A medical professional explained that someday I would feel almost completely overwhelmed and …

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The Puppies All Grown Up

They just have this way of loving unconditionally. When I walk in the door, they greet me as if I have been gone forever, even if it has only been 30 minutes. How could anyone possibly resist that? Even though physically the puppies are all grown up now, they still play and act like puppies. They are just a whole …

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