Let Go of Guilt

If our mothers raised us “right”, we all have some guilt to deal with. Do this, don’t do that. What will happen to us if we do or we don’t. What will the neighbors think. How would it feel to let go of all that guilt and just be ourselves? How would it feel to say to yourself, I did the best I could. But surely, if we allow ourselves to be guilt free, won’t we just become raving,...
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Aches and Pains

I used to wonder why old people complained so much about aches and pains. Now that I have arrived at the Third Age, it’s pretty simple to understand. Now I’m complaining about my aches and pains. I try not to say much, because I know how boring it is to younger people. I mostly complain to my husband, and he to me. My topic today is a little broader than physical pain. I’m going to talk about...
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Who Is in Your Thoughts?

When I was young, I didn’t think very much about my grandparents, aunts and uncles, most of whom lived a good distance away from me. Now that I’m (do I dare to admit it?) old, I realize they thought about me a lot. How do I know? Because I think about my children and grandchildren, nieces and nephews a lot. So who is in your thoughts? If you have children at home, they are obviously your main...
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Why me?

Have you ever asked yourself this question? Most of us have at one time or another. It takes a certain kind of despair to ask this question. It may even be directed at God, as in “Why me, God?” I just thought of a joke I had totally forgotten. Here it is. A man lives his life in service to God and his fellow man. He obeys all the laws, even the speed limits. He never takes a vacation; he is so...
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Getting Unstuck Continued

Getting Unstuck can be extremely tricky. After all, stuck can also equal comfortable. Speaking for myself, when I feel comfortable, I don’t want to move. However, the mere fact that we are calling this state “stuck” must mean we are at least slightly uncomfortable. How do you know when you are stuck? You may have a “Is this all there is?” moment. You may feel blah without knowing why. Your...
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Never Too Late To Bloom

Never Too Late To Bloom