New Year New Goals

We’re almost at the end of January, and I’m wondering did you set goals for the new year? I asked this question in my January newsletter and got some great answers. I also realized, maybe we all could use a bit of help with understanding what a SMART Goal is. You see it’s not good…

End of the Year

As cliché as it sounds: Gosh, how fast this year flew by. It’s hard to believe 2022 is almost over. Lots of good things have happened. Lots of sad things have happened. As in any year. I hope you feel good about more things in your life than not. And I hope the things you’re…

US THANKSGIVING 2022

Are you celebrating this holiday this weekend? I know our Canadian friends celebrated last month. If you’re traveling, I hope you don’t have too many delays or dangerous roads to slow down your celebration. I hope you’re with family and/or friends. My family comes to our house for the day. From our first married Thanksgiving,…

Happy Halloween, Almost

What are your memories-recent or long ago- about Halloween? Is this something you always celebrated? Did your kids? Do you remember maybe back in the early 80s when we had the terrible scare about nut cases putting bad stuff in kids’ candies? Unfortunately, now we’ve got nut cases putting drugs in some bags. Makes me…

Holidays in Books

Our neighbors to the north recently celebrated Canada Day. Here in the US we have the 4th of July next Monday. It used to be one of my favorite holidays as a kid. My dad always set off fireworks, and we ate fried chicken and potato salad. Um um good. I’ve had THE THEATRE on…

Celebrations of the 4th & Canada Day

Our neighbors to the north recently celebrated Canada Day. Here in the US we have the 4th of July next Monday. It used to be one of my favorite holidays as a kid. My dad always set off fireworks, and we ate fried chicken and potato salad. Um um good. I’ve had THE THEATRE on…

Mandala Messages for Sad Times

On my own blog yesterday, I posted the hard stuff. Here’s the link if you want to check it out. And Once Again | Marsha R. West, Author (wordpress.com) Today on our WORD BY WORD Blog, I want to share uplifting thoughts. These are all Mandela Messages by Donna Bearden. Here’s the link to her…

Spring Will Come

I picked this title for this post because I have a writer friend who lives in Wisconsin, and she just told me where she is it’s snowing with several more days of snowfall forecast. That hardly computes for me because here in Texas we’ve already hit 90 a couple of days. (This raises real concerns…