Mini Quilt by Calamity Kim


For your consideration……

Remember the saying “Stick and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.”? Well today we are being given the adult version.

As children the silly little saying was a handy tool we had available to us when we were blindsided, put on the spot or attacked. But as adults we can see the truth behind those words. We can see the wisdom in them. That is what we are being asked to do today.

When people talk badly to or about us, their words have  no meaning to us. Their words can not hurt us unless we recognize them. The reality is their words are a reflection of themselves not us. They have no power to hurt us unless we recognize and accept  the reflection as our own self.

When words hurt us, we need to pause, step back and breath. Then we need to ask the simple question. Is this true? Is this me? If the answer is yes, then you have an area you now know needs work. You have received a blessing. You can make a course correction.

But if the answer is no, then simply let the words roll off of you. Don’t accept into your authentic self anything that is not true. Don’t accept a burden that is not yours to carry. That is the HOPE. And so it is.


Bit by bit, piece by piece, HOPE by HOPE action steps anyone can take….

-Meditate. Go to your core authentic self. Meditation and deep breathing are like reset switches. They get us back to center.

-Get outdoors and take in at least ten deep breaths.

-Go for a walk, jog, stretch or even sit outside.

-Journal those “stick and stones.”


What made me smile yesterday……

-Call me lazy. But I love those days I thought to put something in the crock pot and I don’t have to think of something for dinner when I get home. It is like a present to me.

-I taught high school. What fun students!

-Coffee with Christine. We have both been traveling the last few months. So it has been a long time coming. It was great to catch up.

-Shannon had a good report.

-PJ’s, coffee and chill at 5:00. Yup, works for me.


Love, Blessings and Gratitude,




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