Writer on a Horse
And a Dog

The world looks better from the back of a horse and the roads of life are easier with a good dog beside you.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Word Power -- Widen Your Vocabulary

cryptic.... puzzling

Although his remarks appeared cryptic at first, we began to see how really pertinent they were.

importune...ask urgently

Although Eddie was not optimistic about his chances, he continued to importune his boss for a winter vacation.  


After I looked at the Yankee lineup, I was incredulous about their chances of winning.


At a propitious moment the flamboyant movie star made her grand entrance.

surreptitious... accomplished by secret

The scientists were alarmed by evidence of surreptitious German experiments.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Words Words Words

Have you ever listened to someone talk and wish you knew what they were saying... I have!  It's like listening on a cell phone with a bad connection, you catch a little but mostly you just have to guess what the heck they are saying.  That can be very dangerous.  So I've decided to learn a new word every day.  I'm writing them down and will share on my blog once a week.

First, the word from my last blog.  FICKLE  someone asked me why I used that work to describe Dream.  Good question!  It sounded good, it's a different word and people would pick up on it, or it paints my feelings about dream.  All those statements would be answered with YES.  It does sound good, it is different and it is appropriate.

lacking firmness or steadiness (as in purpose or devotion)

implies an incapacity for steadiness and an inherent tendency to change 

suggests unreliability because of perverse changeability and incapacity for steadfastness 

suggests motivation by sudden whim or fancy and stresses unpredictability 
implies a rapid changeability in mood 

implies an incapacity for remaining in a fixed position or steady course 

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Dream, such a fickle friend

We all have listen to the sweet whisperers of dream... that imaginary friend that shares "could be" moments with us.  Dream paints a lovely picture of things that could happen.  What she forgets to add is the blood, sweat and tears it takes to realize those visions.  When Dream talks to us everything seems so easy but its not.  

A long time ago, I started setting goals.  I call it my four step life changer.  At the first of every month I set a small daily goal that is easy to reach (like get my ironing done, take a walk, groom my dogs, etc)  these goals change with the season but I always look at my calendar to see the one thing that day that will make me an achiever.  Next I set weekly goals that takes a little more effort, sort of my hate to do but must do goals but a disclaimer here... if I don't reach all of the goals for the week, they are added to the next week and it makes it harder to get both done.  Moral of that fly in the buttermilk... reach your goals for the week.

Next is my monthly goals.  These are the ones that make me feel good about myself or not.  Hard goals that will make me better.  These might be blogging more (check)  writing more (not yet), uncluttered my house (started), quilting (working on it), gardening (I wish), etc.

The last step is simple.  At the end of each year I look at what I said I was going to do  but didn't.  I write down three I will work harder on the next year.  
Dreams are good for you soul.  They let you soar higher, be stronger, be smarter... be more... but all those "be" take work.  Set those goals and start paving the road to the world of "I am" 


Saturday, January 9, 2016

Look with your heart not your eyes

Short and sweet today.... look for beauty in everything.  I heard an owl early yesterday morning, before my first cup of coffee or the sun yawned good morning.  I slipped out the door without a coat or shoes to catch a glimpse.  How can such a deadly bird of prey be so beautiful?  Why did I catch a cold to stare at it staring back at me?  It was worth freezing my backside off to see....gorgeous and a little scary.... it looked at me like it was saying.."I wonder if it taste like chicken?"

Friday, January 8, 2016

Hurt feelings are no fun

But should we allow them to control us, guide us, influence us?
Should we just not care, not let anyone close enough to hurt our feelings?
That would be a sad way to live.

We should recognize that we are human and when the ones we love hurt us on purpose or by accident, we need to face the hurt not react to it.  We need to grieve a little for the small crack in our heart but then move on.

Can we change or erase that moment of hurt?  Sadly,we can not.

Can we change the person or action that hurt us?  Again sadly, we can not.

Embrace the goodness in your life and step away from the hurtful.  Your heart might say try one more time or they didn't mean it give them one more chance.  If listening to your heart is what makes you happy... do it... but I decided a long time ago, you can not change people.  They are who they are and if you can't live with that and try to change them, it opens the door to constant heartache. Also, if you try to be what someone else wants you to be... well that just opens another door to pain and unhappiness.

Stand Tall

Be True to yourself

Love deep without rules or boundaries but guard your heart with the shield of awareness.  Just because you would do anything for a person does not mean they will do the same.  How sad for them. 

 True happiness and contentment is when your personal circle touches others.  

Hurt feelings are going to happen and holding on to them won't make them go away.  It only cuts into your peace and happiness.  So go out and touch someones life.  It doesn't matter how... words of encouragement, a helping hand, an ear to listen,.. give yourself and don't worry about the hurt.  It will only make your circle grow.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Love, what does it mean to you?

This picture shows that love is just a word... anyone can say it.  But to show it is what is important.  You can love many people but you never love them same.  Here are a few words that mean love to me.

L... loyalty, learning, lustrous
O... optimistic, open overcome
V... virtues, vibrant, values
E... everlasting, encourage, enormous

What does love mean to you?

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Word for the Year Inspire

A simple verb will direct my year.  I'm going to be inspired and give inspiration.  I'm going to be inspired to be me and not superwoman.  

I was inspired at the sight of 57 grown chickens following me around the barn.  I know it’s because of the feed I usually throw out to them but it still was inspirationally to see.  

Simple Definition of inspire
 to give (someone) an idea about what to do or create
 to cause (something) to happen or be created
 to cause someone to have (a feeling or emotion)