Do our pets grieve?

Recently I posted that our beloved Shadow had to be put to sleep.  We miss him dearly. Now I wonder, how will Precious handle the loss of her friend and housemate? Although they were not close in a way that they slept together and groomed each other, they did get along well, and appeared to…

Arthritis: Part of life? My perspective:

Recently, I have been diagnosed with arthritis, for the third time.  This time in my right hand.  So now I have mild arthritis in my lower back, my neck, and my hand.  This sounds horrible to me and I’m not quite sure what to think.  When I recently discussed my hand pain with my doctor,…

Memories of value- worth reflection

Memories can be therapeutic. Memories can sorrowful.  Memories can be lost and forgotten.  Memories can bring closure and help us move forward.  And in time, memories can warm our soul. Soon my husband and I will be diving into some home remodeling that will require virtually everything removed from our home in some way or…

Placed Focus

I recently returned from a two day Enrichment training through the Dave Ramsey organization.  Although the overall theme was tied into coaching and business development, there were a multitude of “take aways” that apply to every day living and dream building. No mater what your position in life, it is where you place your focus,…

True Love Worth Heartbreak

True unconditional love brings joy, companionship, and sometimes heartbreak. Yesterday, I had to send my sweet loving Shadow to Heaven. Today, my heart breaks. Nine years ago we were blessed to receive Shadow and Precious into our family. Shadow, my slightly nervous, sometimes scared, never one to venture, always full of love, kitty.  We would…