BeasAttitudes: Thoughts from Facebook
5 hours ago
Since hurting my foot I’ve given up my usual three to five mile jaunts and allowed the luxury of doing nothing to creep in. Truth is, I’ve gotten used to the lazy life. I finally decided I had enough and forced myself to move for ten minutes. Did it hurt? You bet. A lesson I’m learning is that although something hurts it’s worth starting again, otherwise we get too comfortable and complacent. Wounded by a relationship? Begin to meet new people. Suffering from a loss? Give yourself time to grieve but be sure to reach out again. It’s only when we move that we live. What say you?
#moving #life #startover #noregrets ... See MoreSee Less
5 days ago
Have you ever talked to yourself in the mirror? Maybe this is a ‘girl’ thing, but when I was a child and had been punished I would run to my bedroom and shout out my defense at my reflection. I found myself doing that the other day. Talking to me. There are times we need to verbally remind ourselves we are worthy. Yes, we need others to shower those words of affirmation but sometimes it’s fine to just say, “Hey, you know, you’re okay.” If you aren’t willing to do it, let me speak to your reflection for you, “You are loved and needed.” Now get out there and make a world of difference in the world. What say you?
#mirror #talktome #youareloved ... See MoreSee Less
1 week ago
I never thought I’d say it…England needs rain. And California is desperate for a huge dose of heavenly showers. Earth requires water to survive. Ever think about the ‘water’ we need? We face dry spells: unfulfilled dreams, relationships that haven't worked as planned, children rebelling or facing a new season of life. Needed are "word showers" filled with encouragement, "confirmation raindrops" about a call on our lives. England? Rain? You bet. You and me, too. What say you? How can you offer water to another thirsty soul?
#UK #needsrain #soakanothersoul ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago
“Sad” is an Old English word for “solid” and the term “sad iron” was used to distinguish the largest and heaviest of flat irons, usually 5 to 9 pounds.” (Collectorsweekly.com).
I sure would be sad—meaning unhappy or sorrowful—if I had to use one of these today. Wouldn't you?
Maids in Bethel Manor Secrets use “sad irons." However, there’s a maid who uses something else to make those in the household sad/unhappy. Wonder what it could be? Be sure to get your copy of Bethel Manor Secrets and find out.
#sadiron #maids #beingsad ... See MoreSee Less
What? Bethel Manor Secrets
How? eBook (paperback available 08.18.18)
Why bother? To know how the Bethel Manor saga continues....you don't want to miss their next adventure. ... See MoreSee Less
Aging does not equal atrophy. Atrophy is to shrink or decay. Aging is simply a number of years. As long as we have breath, we can reach for the stars, learn how to fly, love deeper and soar higher. There are places to be discovered and chances to uncover new adventures. Perhaps become an archeologist and dig in the dirt. Whatever floats your boat is what will keep you from wasting away. Don’t let age dictate your future. What say you? Ready to rise and shine?
#agebeautifully #notatrophy #riseandshine ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago
When we release children into the world, we release a part of us. Like air escaping from a balloon, the raising, loving and letting go takes with it the essence of our inner self. It’s difficult to unfetter those you love. Yet our balloons are refilled when we see them ‘adult’ and begin making mature decisions. Our ‘air’ of influence resides in them, so in fact it hasn’t actually escaped at all. It’s just being transported through them. What say you? Ready to let the balloon be free?
#babyballoons #setfree #adult ... See MoreSee Less
Takeaway: tubs of leftovers, food orders to be picked up or delivered. The actual definition of a takeaway: key point or idea to be remembered. We order fried rice, wontons or spring rolls. Maybe a pizza—NY style, of course ☺. Fish and chips or Indian cuisine. Too bad we can’t get wisdom, rational thinking or peace of mind in a "to-go" container. Order some key points. Maybe we can. It’s called a life lesson. Learning from my mistakes today, I can takeaway into my tomorrow. What say you? Ready to order? What’s on your menu?
#takeaway #lifelessons ... See MoreSee Less
“Dream a little dream of me.” When you take a minute to consider your tomorrows, where does your imagination take you? As a child, I used to sing while my uncle played the piano. Playacting was my favorite pastime. I aspired to become an actress and singer on stage someday. When I was small, I dreamed big. When we become “big” why do we dream so small? We still have the ability to become more than we can ever conceive. I challenge you. Stop and dream a little dream…for you…for me. What say you? Where does your imagination take you today for your tomorrows?
#dream #bigdreams ... See MoreSee Less
Ever feel like Saul? He’s the guy that needed soothing music for his soul. He would listen to David play the harp and the tinkling notes calmed the anger and fears that controlled his thoughts. Music has an amazing ability to cheer, warm, restore. Rhythms of instrumentals, cadences of heavier percussions, or whatever suits the mood, why not stop and take notice? You might just discover what Saul did. What I find. Harps take away the harping in the head. What say you? What tune is for you?
#music #soothesthesoul ... See MoreSee Less
Ever wake up grouchy? Roll out of the proverbial ‘wrong side of the bed?’ Can anyone honestly say they’ve never had a grumpy day in their life? Let me confess. Today I woke up irritable. I warned Jim. Told God of my displeasure. Then what did I do? Cleaned. Vacuumed. Dusted. Wiped down counters. Might be a weird way to get the grouch out of my system but it generally works. What say you? What do you do when the Grinch wakes up and rolls out of your bed?
#Grinch #cleantosurvive #newwoman ... See MoreSee Less
A child kicked gravel along a path. Her mother stooped and asked politely that she stop as the pebbles might hurt others. The youngster continued to disobey. After several warnings, the mother once again, this time angry and losing control bent down and insisted the behavior discontinue. What did the little one do? She scooped up a handful of stones and threw them in her mother’s face. Made me think of the challenge that the one without sin could throw the first stone. What say you? Tempted to pick up a handful of stones, point out someone else’s bad behavior, while insisting you’ve done nothing wrong? There are times I want to. But that’s when it’s time to pause, think again and stop acting like a disobedient toddler.
#toss #thefirst #stone #naughty ... See MoreSee Less
Glimmer of hope. Glimmer is a flicker, a small twinkle of light. Hope is optimism for the future, an expectation of dreams being fulfilled. We all need a tiny sparkle that offers hope for the future. If we continue to bicker and taunt, the remnant of light will flicker and die, hope will be buried alive in the anger. It’s time-tude put aside the emotional responses, to encourage one another with handshakes of forgiveness and move ahead. We need hope for the glimmer to survive. What say you? Have a little light to shine?
#glimmer #hope #thislittlelightofmine ... See MoreSee Less
I have WON the lottery. Actually, I've only dreamed of winning. But haven’t we all? We mull over what we would do with that kind of cash. With the winnings I could buy a mansion, bless family, friends and even strangers. Then I wake from daydreaming and realize I AM a winner. And it’s not by means of taking a chance on a ticket. I may not own a mansion, but I have a home. I may not be able to bless family and friends with gifts, but I can show them my love. Strangers? There are numerous ways of serving my fellowman. What say you? Aren't you already a winner? So how will you share the riches of you?
#lotterywinner #alreadyweathy #giveyourself ... See MoreSee Less
In case you missed this on my personal page:
Weekend trivia. Guess what this is and what it’s used for and your name will go into a draw for a tea towel from Ely here in the UK.
One clue. This is used in the Bethel Manor series and will make another appearance in the soon to be released BETHEL MANOR SECRETS 🙂
Thanks Marti Uelmen for allowing me to use this picture 🙂
Drawing will take place on Sunday evening. ... See MoreSee Less
When we’re upset with someone, who is the ultimate loser? Is the other deprived of sleep over something they may or may not realize they have done or acknowledged happened? Or are we the one who suffers with lack of rest, loss of appetite or becoming irrational? Forgiveness releases us from expectations and allows us to move on. Being a loser doesn’t benefit anyone. Ready to release and be restored? It’s never easy, but it is essential. What say you?
#forgiveness #noteasy #losersneverwin ... See MoreSee Less
To quarry is to dig deep. To excavate something from a huge pit—precious metals or useless stones. Question is, what would it look like to quarry a heart? To dig deep and search within? There are days when I would hope to discover precious gemstones of affection and appreciation. Other times, if I went deep into the mind-shaft, I would most likely find stones of shallow feelings and callous thoughts. It’s not easy unearthing the inner self and being honest with what’s found. What say you? Ready to use an axe and pick and start digging? I’m not so sure I am.
#pickaxe #digdeep #discovery ... See MoreSee Less
Lessons from my cane. I have learned over the last few weeks that a cane has some redeeming qualities. It’s reliable. Willing to hold me upright. Always available when I need it most. It dawned on me. That’s what a friend is meant to be. Reliable. Holds another upright when life gets difficult. Available. My cane—whom I have named ‘Candy’—is a wonderful example of how I should act with those I love. What say you? Want to be a Candy Cane kind of friend? I sure would.
#candy #cane #friendsupport ... See MoreSee Less
Ever hear the whisper of the Divine? A breeze that brings a whoosh of wonder? Perhaps you’ve seen the hummingbird hover. Their wings buzz with speed. When we open our ears, tilt our heads and wait, we can be enraptured with the Divine. What say you? What will you tune in-tude today?
#whispers #divine #sounds ... See MoreSee Less
A pilgrimage is a religious expedition or mission, a walk to find purpose and meaning in life. When I go on daily jaunts, I look for circuitous routes that ultimately end up where I started. I have days that feel similar. As if I go a long distance—plodding my way through the day—and end up where I began with nothing worthy accomplished. Perhaps a pilgrimage would be a better use of my time. What say you? Purpose or plodding? What route do you choose?
#expedition #plodder #purpose ... See MoreSee Less