Thank You For My Spark
I saw this quote today, and it really spoke to me:
“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.”
Abo... Read more
If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience. I w... Read more
I've learned -
that you cannot make someone love you.
All you can do is be someone who can be loved.
The rest is up to them.
I've learned -
that no matter how much I care, some people just don't care back.
I've lear... Read more
It doesn't interest me what you do for a living
I want to know what you ache for
and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing.
It doesn't interest me how old you are
I want to know if you will risk looking like a foo... Read more
By most people's estimations, I have lived a dull life. No great accomplishments, I haven't climbed Everest or invented some life saving drug. But sometimes, my moments just blow me away. I think maybe my moments are the best moments anyone coul... Read more
Dear Lord, It's Me Jane. Please Give Me Strength!
Dear Lord, please don't strike me down for sharing with the world this trying day I had with Grandmother. I would also appreciate your kind protection, if Grandmother should happen to hear about this storytelling. Thank you. Amen.
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Alzheimer Granny Moment
Some day when I am feeling talkative, I will share the wonderful day I had with Alzheimer Granny on Marrow Mountain...
Stanley County, North Carolina rolled along the two lane country highway. The road snaked over hills crossing through ha... Read more
FIRE~! (Completed Version)
One hour until dinner! The night before I had attempted to make mashed sweet potatoes for my grandparents. The resulting product tasted great but had the consistency of baby food. With an hour deadline, I was going to work my magic and turn baby... Read more
Ladies (and Gentlemen) I want to know who turns you on!! Who do you harbor a secret crush for? This is more than just carnal desire! I'm talking about those giddy crushes from middle school. Maybe I'm just off, but there are certain male celebri... Read more
Mishaps In Exercise Land ~ Duct Tape, Friend or Enemy?
Last week, I discovered that I can walk for an HOUR!!! Oh my gracious, right?! Well, I also discovered that my athletic gear was lacking. I have been walking in my crocs, because they feel soo good on my wide feet. After an hour, my feet and joi... Read more
Yo! (Oh My, Is This The Confessional?)
Spring 2000, I was a chunky girl, but still very active. I had taken time off from college...umm mental breakdown actually. Ok... Let's back up a bit. Fall 1999... I have struggled with depression since childhood. I find that stressful events tr... Read more
Goodbye Fat Fog, Goodbye Old Jane
Up until this point in my life, I have been an emotional schizophrenic. I struggle with being a people pleaser versus wanting to tell the world to f&%k off. This is week three of OA commitment and I am finding I have never been in touch with my ... Read more
Gratitude in the Morning
*** Not for the faint of heart!
As I get up this morning and go about my morning routine, I am struck by how grateful I am that I can still complete the most basic hygiene for myself. At 390 lbs, not everyone can. In fact, I cannot do every... Read more