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Weekly Word Challenge: Friendship

Weekly Word Challenge

This week the theme is ‘friendship.’ For each of us, who we consider to be a friend is different – this doesn’t necessarily mean someone that we have known for a long time, and we all look for different qualities in someone that we would consider our friends. The blogging community is based around the idea of friendship, and some of my online friends are as supportive as those in real life…


While I was going through the worst years of my social anxiety, I cut myself off from the world, some of my family, and most of my friends. I had one friend who refused to allow me to hide from her.

She came to visit with me at least once a week, and I found that I could talk to her; she understood. Of course, I had great family support from my husband, my mom, and my youngest daughter. The laughter and support helped me make it through a very rough time in my life.

I first came to know my friend about seventeen years ago. We were working together and immediately hit it off. Although she is ten years younger than me, we became best friends. We helped each other back then. She can make me laugh, like no one else. She can poke fun at me, without me getting mad about it. I love her dearly.

I have a few fellow bloggers that I consider as friends. We can chat about things and let each other know that we are there if needed. We cheer each other on when we are struggling with writing and/or life. I’m not going to call any names, but you know who you are.

My social anxiety has released it’s largest hold on me, but I still have to deal with a lot of general anxiety. I struggle with depression every day. I also have several chronic illnesses that keep me down; Chronic Kidney Disease, Diabetes I and II, Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Sleep Apnea.

Writing every day is my biggest helper.

BlogHer – NaBloPoMo – March 2014

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BlogHer – NaBloPoMo – March 2014

Sunday Musings

The past weekend was great! My middle daughter, along with her five-year-old son and seven-week-old daughter, were visiting from Kentucky. On Saturday morning, my youngest daughter, and her seven-month-old son, came in from Georgia, and spent the weekend. I felt so blessed to have two of my daughters and three of my grandchildren for an entire weekend.

The weather was beautiful, (sunny and 70 degrees Fahrenheit), so we all had some fun in the sun. My wonderful daughters raked and cleaned the front yard for me. Now, I can get to all my flower and herb gardens. Maybe I can get some seeds planted this week. I have two sage plants and one lavender plant that are going to have to be moved. I will have to wait until hubby can help me with that.

My oldest grandson wanted to go swimming in the lake, so I took him down the bank and let him wade in the shallow water. He figured out, real fast, that the water is still too cold to go swimming.

Meeting my new granddaughter was wonderful! She is a dainty little girl with tiny features. Of course, she took to her MeeMaw and Papa Bear right away.

My youngest grandson ‘fell in love’ with the oldest grandson. He watched every move the older grandson made and laughed at his antics.

It was a great weekend. I am blessed.

Aromatherapy Emotion Blends

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Logo by Hemant

Aromatherapy Emotion Blends

A guide to using organic essential oils to treat emotions, using an aromatherapy emotion blend to enhance a positive result.

We hope that life won’t make us feel sad, angry, or stressed out. Unfortunately, it does. Aromatherapy can help you get a clear, calm, and relaxed mind that promotes positive thinking. “Don’t Let Your Emotions Run Your Life.”

How many of you suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)? I suffered from SAD for a very long time. When I was studying for my Aromatherapy Certification, I was over-joyed to find that essential oils could help with SAD. I put essential oils to work, for myself, instantly. After a few trials and errors, I found some blends that worked for me.

Try these unique aromatherapy blends to overcome your emotional situations. Blend the recommended essential oils and add 3 to 5 drops of the blend to water in an aroma lamp, diffuser, or oil burner.

Lift up your spirit :
2 drops of bergamot essential oil
2 drops of grapefruit essential oil
1 drop of orange essential oil
1 drop of frankincense essential oil

Eliminate your anger:
2 drops of cedarwood essential oil
2 drops of rose essential oil
2 drops of palmarosa essential oil

Balancing your busy life:
6 drops of peppermint essential oil
6 drops of lavender essential oil

3 drops of marjoram essential oil
3 drops of thyme essential oil

2 drops of sandalwood essential oil
2 drops of juniper essential oil
2 drops of ylang ylang essential oil

You can add bergamot for reducing depression, clary sage for calming tension, or marjoram for eliminating loneliness.

Bring Happiness, Laughter, and Sunshine into your Heart and Life.


Daily Prompt: Life Line

Daily Prompt: Life Lineby michelle w. on August 12, 2013

You’re on a long flight, and a palm reader sitting next to you insists she reads your palm. You hesitate, but agree. What does she tell you?

The palm reader takes my left hand, she lightly rubs a finger over the lines in my hand. It tickles and I giggle a little. She tells me to calm and center myself, as she continues to run her finger over the lines in my hand. At last, she looks up at me and says, “You have a very kind heart that has been broken several times. Still, you are very generous with your love. Hmmm.”
Her finger goes back to tracing the lines in my hand.
“You have a fate line that breaks at the heart line, which signifies most of your decisions are made in your head carefully balancing the pros and the cons. Fate never interferes with your head’s decisions, but lurks close by if needed.”
Again, she begins to trace the lines in my hand, with her finger.
“You have a long life line, which signals to me that you come from a long line of ancestors with kind hearts. There are bumps along the way, but no separation in the line. This tells me that you will live a long life along a bumpy road. All in all, you will live a long life full of love and laughter and bumps of grief.”
I thanked the lady and offered her $20, but she would not take it. She rubbed her finger over the lines in my hand again and said, “For you my friend, the reading was a labor of love.”

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Daily Prompt: Ha Ha Ha

Daily Prompt: Ha Ha Ha
by michelle w. on June 21, 2013

Tell us a joke! Knock-knock joke, long story with a unexpected punchline, great zinger — all jokes are welcome!
1 Broom
Q: Why was the broom late?

A: It over swept!

1 Tomato
Q: How do you fix a broken tomato?

A: With tomato paste!

Q: Why did the bubblegum cross the road?

A: Because it was stuck to the chicken’s foot.

1 Frog
Q: What did the frog order at the diner?

A: French flies and a Diet Croak.

1 Teddy Bear
Q: Why are teddy bears never hungry?

A: Because they’re always stuffed.

Q: Why did the turkey cross the road?

A: It was the chicken’s day off.

And…Last but not least:
1 Spider
Q: How do you spot a modern spider?

A: He doesn’t have a web, he has a website!

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