Category Archives: Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

Things Work Out

I have been having some difficulty finding the proper words for a post so I was very happy when I ran across the poem below written by American poet Edgar A. Guest. I thought it was a very inspirational message and may help others going through … Continue reading

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Being Courageous

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do,” ~Eleanor Roosevelt I admire courageous people. Last week my sister … Continue reading

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My Seventh Anniversary…with Gratitude

Seven years ago today Dr. Liar changed the course of my life in a matter of seconds when he hit my spinal cord during what should have been a routine surgery to repair a herniated disc. And while I have … Continue reading

Posted in Being Thankful, Dolphin Tale, Don't Give Up, Don't Sweat the Small Stuff, Dr. Liar, Faith, Forgiveness, God, Gratitude, Happiness, Hurt but not Broken, Living with no Regrets, Pain, Richard Carlson, Self Discovery, Spinal Cord Injury | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

The Stranger…

I received the following as an email, which was too good not to share. While it’s different from my normal posts, I think many of you may relate. As always, I love hearing from you! A few years after I was born, my Dad met … Continue reading

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An Hour to Live…

“The key to a good life is this: If you’re not going to talk about something during the last hour of your life, then don’t make it a top priority during your lifetime.” ~Richard Carlson Recently I ‘stumbled’ across a … Continue reading

Posted in Being Thankful, Betrayal, Don't Sweat the Small Stuff, Dr. Liar, Faith, Finding the joy, Forgiveness, God, Happiness, Joy, Richard Carlson, Spinal Cord Injury | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

My Love Affair…

I must admit…I am having a love affair. I am madly in love with my spa tub. In fact, it is one of the reasons I fell in love with the house that we bought in Virginia just about a … Continue reading

Posted in Atrial Fibrillation and Flutter, Depression, Disability, Don't Give Up, Don't Sweat the Small Stuff, Dr. Liar, Faith, Happiness, Heart Condition, Medical Malpractice, Meditation, No regrets, Pain, Pain Management, Self Discovery, Spinal Cord Injury, Surgery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Living Life with No Regrets

Writing a blog can be a unique way of uncovering who is interested and reading your posts and who isn’t. Since I first began writing My Unplanned Life in February, I have discovered that there are three groups of readers … Continue reading

Posted in Atrial Fibrillation and Flutter, Depression, Disability, Don't Give Up, Don't Sweat the Small Stuff, Dr. Liar, Faith, Happiness, Heart Condition, Medical Malpractice, No regrets, Pain Management, Self Discovery, Social Security Disability, Spinal Cord Injury, Surgery, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Being Neighborly

On Friday while driving home from an appointment, my husband and I passed a gentlemen who was in his yard using a weed eater to trim the grass in his ditch that was close to the road. Each car that … Continue reading

Posted in Court, Disability, Don't Give Up, Don't Sweat the Small Stuff, Dr. Liar, Faith, God, Happiness, Joy, Long Term Disability, Pain, Pain Management, physical therapy, Self Discovery, Spinal Cord Injury, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Searching for Happiness

I have been spending a lot of time lately thinking about happiness. Who is happy and what makes us happy? Are we born happy or do we become happy?  Is happiness something that comes naturally or do we need to … Continue reading

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