The Sunshine #7-6 Dec/Jan 2016

Happiness “Happiness is like the old man told me Look for it, and you’ll never find it all But let it go, live your life and leave it Then one day, you’ll wake up and she’ll be home”   ‘Happiness’, written by Isaac Slade of The Fray, is the last song on the second studio…

Observing Thanksgiving

Be Thankful Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire. If you did, what would there be to look forward to? Be thankful when you don’t know something, for it gives you the opportunity to learn. Be thankful for the difficult times. During those times you grow. Be thankful for your limitations, because…

Treasures From The Inbox #7-5

If you get email, you get stuff. Sometimes it is spam, sometimes it is a true gem. Here is one of those gems worth sharing: The Pickle Jar As far back as I can remember, the pickle jar sat on the floor beside the dresser in my parents’ bedroom. When he got ready for bed, Dad…

Positively Karen

Dream as if. . . . I read… road signs, billboards, bumper stickers, the backs of cereal boxes as my grandchildren eat breakfast, books, magazines and tee shirt statements. I read while lazily swinging in the porch swing, laying down or while draped across my favorite old drab olive green stuffed chair. I read… the…

The Sunshine #7-5 Oct/Nov 2016

Peace Of Mind “Make no mistake for your very own sake Here’s a little word for now, Take off your shoes and let your thoughts be kind And have a little peace, just a little peace of mind Peace, peace of mind, makes us feel better” There are bands, and then there are musicians. Two…

The Sunshine #7-4, Aug/Sep 2016

One Day At A Time Well I finally got around to admit that I might have a problem. But I thought it was just too damn big of a mountain to climb. Well I got down on my knees and said ‘Hey!’ ‘I just cant go on livin’ this way!’ With the legendary Joe Walsh…

Positively Karen

Spring Now and Then Rain, cool nights, semi-warm days. Spring is in bloom everywhere I look.   Sitting on the back step with a glass of iced tea I watch several chestnut brown birds ignore me and continue pulling earth worms from irish green lawn. A robin wings by with twig in her beak. I assume…

Vitality by Sandy Lauzon

Time’s Challenge I wonder how quickly I have reached nearly half way through my seventh decade of life. Perhaps, because I couldn’t wait.   I couldn’t wait to start first grade at five years old. I had been practicing going to school ever since I could remember. I had a pencil box with pencils, erasers,…

Treasures From The Inbox #7-3

If you get email, you get stuff. Sometimes it is spam, sometimes it is a true gem. Here is one of those gems worth sharing: Granny My sister, whom everyone lovingly calls ‘Granny’, is eighty-eight years old and still driving. She writes: Dear brother, The other day I went up to our local Christian book…