Category Archives: Not Giving Up

Two Years Today

True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. … Continue reading

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Fullness Of Self

Feeling alone while with another is loneliness at its worst. In those times something was not right outside of me, but also very much within. In every case a portion of the incompleteness was from being with the wrong person … Continue reading

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The Desire Within

I began three times to write down my thoughts here this morning and abandoned each attempt because I could not focus so the words would flow. Some days there is so much swirling in my thoughts and feelings that isolating … Continue reading

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The Only Point of Certainty

Previously mentioned here is a book I began work on in 2008; a fictional love story titled “A Year From Wednesday”.  There is so much deep feeling of all types included I stopped work due to sheer emotional exhaustion. Although … Continue reading

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No Money and No Home

Being the fifth car back from the traffic light I could not see her once my car came to a stop. But as I was pulling up into my position to wait for red to become green on the traffic … Continue reading

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Six Hundred and One

Yesterday was my 600th day in a row to post a blog on In celebration, I have essentially taken the day off. However, I don’t want to break my string of consecutive posts and offer four quotes about gratitude … Continue reading

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Believe In Love More Today

I was in love with love before I knew what it was. When one lives with lack of affection as I did as a young child, the yearning to fill that hole starts early and never completely leaves. Even understanding … Continue reading

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Only the Dead Don’t Feel It

My supposition is that life would be boring if things were always good. Fact or delusion, that’s a mantra that rings in my head to help me keep going. Life just gets damned difficult sometimes. There’s a well-worn phrase that … Continue reading

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Five Good Things

The article below was exactly what I needed for the start of this Friday.  I hope it serves you well too! Are you frustrated with your life, feeling stressed, and find many things just aren’t working? Would you like to … Continue reading

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A Common Search for the Good and the Beautiful

I have limited personal proof that what is below is in practice what makes for a good marriage. But the words feel perfectly true and seem to speak clearly of how it could be, should be. Happiness in marriage is not something that … Continue reading

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