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Author: Vickey Pahnke Taylor

This Year I’m Trying To Be Brave

  The Year of Being Brave This year I’m trying to be brave. I have long ago stopped participating in the New Year Resolutions. I just try to figure relevant ways to improve myself as a person, and make better inner peace with myself. To take baby steps toward being better. To let go of something that has held me at bay- concerns, worry, this or that New Idea (actually we get new versions of the same ideas, over and over again.) This year, I am trying to shake off the surgeries, hospitalizations, and months of being ‘in my...

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Five Easy As Pie Ways to Have a Happier Day

Some days, when I wake up grouchy or out of sorts, (I wonder why that is, anyway?) I need a quick fix to shift the mood. Here are a few easy as pie ways I’ve found to make my day a happier one.  I hope one might be a help in turning your day around. If you’ll share your favorites, we all get to learn NEW ways to easily make a happier day.  1.  Hum Music is a big ol’ blessing in my life. Humming is something I do when I’m not even aware of it. But, through the...

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Where Do You Get Your Inspiration?

Where does your inspiration come from? Where do you get your strength, the deepening of faith or courage, the means of building a better life? Seems there are so many voices calling to us- shouting at us – pushing and pulling for our attention. This morning, I’ve been thinking about all that noise. All the pop-ups, so to speak, that vie for my attention – my thoughts- my emotions. Because I needed to quiet all that noise inside, I did what I often do [aside form prayer] and took to the Internet. Finding the right quotes and videos brought...

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When I Miss People

I tend to attach myself with strong, deep ties to people I love. When I miss them, I miss then LOTS. But then… the missing is simply a reminder of how much I love them, and it comes with a great appreciation for the memories shared. I miss my mom and dad. A lot. Daddy left this world almost 23 years ago. It seems impossible that so much time has passed. Some days, the aching is as acute as the day he passed away. My mom died in January of 2000. So, that’s more than 14 years now. What??!...

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Because I Have Eyes To See

  Because these eyes are dealing with disease that slowly robs me of sight, I’ve spent a lot of time pondering over the blessing of what I can see. Where, at one time, I may have  casually seen things in passing,  it’s no longer that simple. With the illness, this whole sight gift is more beautiful, full, and awesome than ever.  So for today’s post, I will sneak in beautiful photos of some of the treats available for the looking… Just a smattering of visual delights that we enjoy with our eyes. I don’t want to take anything for...

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"..and a little child shall lead them." This brought me to tears and moved my soul on so many levels. What an example of goodness and "This is my life and it will be a good one!". Way to go, little man. You keep on leading.... :) ... See MoreSee Less

This kid is so inspirational, we're moved to tears!

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Grandmas Re-Use Plastic Bags To Make Sleeping Mats For The Homeless (WPSD-TV)

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