Do You Have the Patience to Be Patient?

It’s said that being patient is a virtue. Is it really or is it just a good idea?  According to Wikipedia:  A virtue is a trait or quality deemed to be morally good and thus is valued as a foundation of principle and good moral being.

 I’m not sure that morals have anything to do with being patient, but everyone around me seems to be striving to attain this trait.  It’s supposed to be healthy, lengthen your lifespan, make you an easier person to be around, and help your heart.  So I figured I should try to be virtuous … and patient.

I’ve tried and I’ve tried to be patient over the years, but have never quite succeeded.  When I was young, I wanted to be old.  When I was in elementary school, I wanted to be in high school.  When I was in high school, I wanted to hurry up, get married, and be an adult.   Finally, I wanted my babies to hurry up and grow out of each phase and into the next…until they did.  You get the idea. Continue reading “Do You Have the Patience to Be Patient?”

Politics – Good, Bad, and Ridiculous!

What’s Your Opinion?

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m finding this election stuff really hard to take this time around.  We have so many unsettling issues to solve and really not happy with the process this week.

What do you think about it?

Take 5

What can you do in just 5 minutes a day?

  • Write down 5 things that you’re grateful for.
  • Before bed, prioritize your to-do list for the next day (clear it from your mind).
  • Do some deep breathing.
  • Send a note, card, or email to a friend; let them know they’re important to you.
  • Write down your worries and throw them away.
  • Stretch!
  • Pet your dog or cat…JUST pet them; don’t do anything else.
  • Close your eyes and just be still!
  • Call or text somebody and tell them you’re thinking of them.
  • Check your calendar.
  • Bookmark a feel-good website and spend 5 minutes there.
  • Write down 10 things that you’re good at.
  • Practice visualization/imagery; picture yourself somewhere relaxing.

Anybody have anything else that works well?

Welcome to My Ordinary Life!

life can be fulfilling or draining…choose your thoughts carefully!

Welcome!

This site is set up for those of us living an ordinary life.  I know that most of us spend so much of our lives trying to make things better that we forget to enjoy the very life that we already have!  This is a quick reminder to stop for just a minute and appreciate what we have.  Life isn’t always perfect, but we can still be happy and content every day.

There’s a lot going on in our lives every day.  Remember that you’re not alone on this journey.  Let’s talk about things that matter to us.  I would love for you to share your thoughts, stories, ideas for conversations, and comments.   I’m looking forward to talking with you soon!

Debbie