Becoming the best version of yourself

Living Around Unhealthy People?

We’ve all heard the term:  narcissist.   I never really knew what it meant exactly until I looked it up after I heard it used in a conversation one day.  Boy did it strike a chord.  Read this article below and if you have one of these people around you?  Beware.  Do not let them suck the air out of your life.

Whether you think it’s just a behavior or something diagnosable matters not.  It’s not healthy to act this way, or be around someone who does.  From the childhood playground bully, to the adult trying to manipulate you at work, in your social circle or even your own family.

You cannot be expected to change another person’s behavior, but you can change yours and how you deal with theirs.  Thanks to my GF for sharing this with me, and helping me understand the definition.

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Thanks For Another Year!


Has become fashionable again to say Merry Christmas.  When a friend posted this on FB, I had to nab it to share with my wonderful followers.

I hope today and all days hereafter you are surrounded by those who matter most in your lives! Family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, beloved pets – all can put the warmth in your heart and soul that we long for as human beings.

I am celebrating a small Christmas this year with my Mom who turned 98 on Christmas Eve, and my brother.  Surrounded by “the real deal”, I am thankful for this year drawing to a close.  From the highs of my book being launched, and welcoming a new grandchild into the family – to the lows of human behavior disappointments – I have been supported by those who truly care about my happiness and well being.

I am so grateful for you.  Happiest of Holidaze to you all!!


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Tis The Season For Reflection:

Therefore I share another “share” from a friend!  After all, why recreate the wheel???

Thanks my red-headed wonder!!

Points to ponder…

1. Prayer is not a “spare wheel” that you pull out when in trouble,
but it is a “steering wheel” that directs the right path throughout.

2. So why is a car’s windshield so large and the rear view mirror so small?
Because our past is not as important as our future. So, look ahead and move on.

3. Friendship is like a book. It takes few seconds to burn, but it takes years to write.

4. All things in life are temporary. If it’s going well, enjoy it, that won’t last long.
If it’s going badly, don’t worry, that won’t last long either.

5. Old friends are gold! New friends are diamond!
If you get a diamond, don’t forget the gold!
Because to hold a diamond, you always need a base of gold!

6. Often when we lose hope and think this is the end, God smiles from above and says, “Relax, sweetheart, it’s just a bend, not the end!”

7. When God solves your problems, you have faith in His abilities; when God doesn’t solve your problems, He has faith in your abilities.

8. A blind person asked St. Anthony, “Can there be anything worse than losing eye sight?”
He replied, “Yes, losing your vision!”

9. When you pray for others, God listens to you and blesses them;
sometimes, when you are safe and happy, remember that someone has prayed for you.

10. Worrying does not take away tomorrow’s troubles, it takes away today’s peace .

If you enjoyed this, please pass on to others…

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JJ Watt For President!

You might have figured out at some point that I’m from Texas.  Been here my entire life.   Father from Houston/San Antonio, Mother from Rusk, a small East Texas town.  They met in Deer Park, TX – she was his boss’ secretary.  Today that would be an Executive Assistant.

He was an Engineer, a bit wild and crazy and loved to dance; she was East Texas Baptist Bible belt.  He was Episcopalian, she liked to dance (uh oh).  They married after WWII but before Korea.  We lost my Father in 1998 at the age of 87, my Mother will turn 98 on Christmas Eve 2016.

I come from hardy stock.

They settled in Houston, and never left until after I graduated High School.  They did not travel far, only to San Marcos in Central Texas.  For me however, Houston, has always been home.

There are many things to love about Houston (and things such as humidity and heat – we tolerate), but one of my most fav??  JJ Watt, #99 on the Houston Texans pro football team.  He’s been plagued with injuries the past two seasons, and we miss him terribly.

He reminds us that grown men playing a sport that most only get to do in Middle School or High School, can still believe in doing it right.  He recently posted this on his FB page and it brought a smile to my face.

When faced with adversity, you can let it run over you and defeat you, OR, you can face it head on and refuse to quit.  I share with you his story below, and have to say – WTG JJ!!!  You are an inspiration!!

(And just in case I get some nay sayers here that say, HEY, what does he do for others???  You have NO idea what all he does for our community – and his home community – he gives back 100 fold.  He just would never toot his own horn!)

Hope you enjoy this as much as I did.

“Am I Done?”

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