OPEN DOORS

The door stands open Just a slivered crack Just perfectly enough To see the universe Swimming lazily by As if on a movie screen Just perfectly enough To feel its icy cold sigh Creep sneakily through On tipsy drunken toes Just perfectly enough To see smiling moons Flirting with the stars And taking it too…

THE VALUE OF A LIFE

I felt for so long I was worthless. That nobody would love someone “like me”. When I say “like me” I mean someone with low self-confidence, emotional instability, overweight, and constantly comparing myself to others. But once I got all the emotionally challenging parts of my life behind me I started to realize I actually…

#BeReal – ASHLEY FUCHS

Please welcome Ashley Fuchs to #BeReal. Be Real, No Buts About It by Ashley Fuchs, The Malleable Mom “The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald “She’s beautiful, but she’s also incredibly…

UNCONDITIONALLY

There will be many Who will love your smile They will tell you jokes Just so they can claim it There will be many Who will love your eyes Will want to dive deep Into the magic they hold There will be many Who will love your heart They will try to mark it Etch…

#BeReal – MARTIN BAKER

Please welcome my #BeReal guest today, Martin Baker.   A few weeks ago I was sitting at my favourite table—corner table, right at the back—in my favourite coffee bar and got into conversation with a fellow customer about writing and literature. I learned two interesting things about the city I’ve lived in almost thirty years.…

CALL ME CAPTAIN

  Endless moments were given birth Rippling reflections of the past Floating effortlessly into my future Often, I sail back to those moments That made it into lasting memory And find those that changed me Those tidal waves of insecurity The typhoons that toppled me Each storm followed by peace Fashioning a strength that comes…

UNCLEAR

So many of us have an unclear perspective of ourselves.  We can’t see what other people see.  Why?  Well… We all see things differently. For every 10 people who find me unattractive another 10 will find me average and yet another 10 will find me beautiful.  I think the trick is to practice selective listening.…

MASTERING CHANGE

Change. It happens whether we expect it or not.  It’s how we get from one moment to the next.  Each moment we can be one of three things.  Better off.  Worse off. Or the same. My daughter is studying Newton’s Laws of motion in Science class.  This strikes me as highly relevant because all the…

TO BE YOURSELF

TO BE YOURSELF Written by Sandy Ramsey Blogger at: An Honest Sinner   One of the most difficult ideas for me to grasp in this life has been the concept of how to be yourself. When you grow up without the advice to do such a thing or any idea of how to begin, you sometimes…