Lovely Day

Beautiful gift from my kids! Thank you Lou and Mj!



Brene Brown says:

Until we can receive with an open heart,  we’re never really giving with an open heart. When we attach judgment to receiving help, we knowingly or unknowingly attach judgment to giving help


“When we think about betrayal in terms of the marble jar metaphor, most of us think of someone we trust doing something so terrible that it forces us to grab the jar and dump out every single marble. What’s the worst betrayal of trust you can think of? He sleeps with my best friend. She lies about where the money went. He/she chooses someone over me. Someone uses my vulnerability against me (an act of emotional treason that causes most of us to slam the entire jar to the ground rather than just dumping the marbles). All terrible betrayals, definitely, but there is a particular sort of betrayal that is more insidious and equally corrosive to trust.

In fact, this betrayal usually happens long before the other ones. I’m talking about the betrayal of disengagement. Of not caring. Of letting the connection go. Of not being willing to devote time and effort to the relationship. The word betrayal evokes experiences of cheating, lying, breaking a confidence, failing to defend us to someone else who’s gossiping about us, and not choosing us over other people. These behaviors are certainly betrayals, but they’re not the only form of betrayal. If I had to choose the form of betrayal that emerged most frequently from my research and that was the most dangerous in terms of corroding the trust connection, I would say disengagement.

When the people we love or with whom we have a deep connection stop caring, stop paying attention, stop investing, and stop fighting for the relationship, trust begins to slip away and hurt starts seeping in. Disengagement triggers shame and our greatest fears—the fears of being abandoned, unworthy, and unlovable.”

Excerpt From: Brown, Brené. “Daring Greatly.” Gotham Books, 2012-09-11. iBooks. 

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Say Meags… What’s up with you starting a Blog?  Hmmm…

For someone that really doesn’t know what a Blog is nor ever read them, I thought to myself, why not?!  Just because I don’t get caught up in the Facebook, Instagram and Twitter life.  (Discuss that later).  I do however have opinions and thoughts.  At most, I am an Information Hog… I need a place to share and a place to learn.  I also want a place to share my life moments with my family and friends.  So… lets try this out….

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