- Small Town, Indiana, USA
- November 13
- Blogging with PTSD
"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." - Leo Buscaglia
All works ©Phyllis45, the author of this blog.
Also posting at Our Salon
MY RECENT POSTS
- Today is Someday
August 28, 2014 10:33PM
- I Need Someone
August 26, 2014 12:54PM
- A little bit of this, a little
bit of that...
August 22, 2014 07:16PM
August 19, 2014 01:42PM
- Dare to Climb
August 17, 2014 01:37PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “America needs optimism,
thank you for supplying
- “I would suggest noticing
what goes right. The little
You woke up. You
- “I was listening to a
radio show during my drive
- “I like how you ended
this, knowing that the dream
was about a
- “"Busy" should be
August 30, 2014 08:04PM
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I realized yesterday that I do not have space in my life for mental health. Maybe on Saturday if I don't have to drive into town for a haircut or to buy cat food, but all of Saturday's work is undone on Sunday when I have to burn through laundry and… Read full post »
I've been thinking about death a lot lately. I do, as a rule, anyway; I ponder how someone can be alive, and then they're not. How the brain is firing electrical signals to the body, and then it's not. And how so many people on my Dad's side of the tree… Read full post »
In my random wanderings around the internet, I decided to look up my Uncle Jack one day; he died in 1981 of a coronary infarction, more commonly known as a heart attack. I was surprised to find out that he was only 51, otherwise known as my age, when he died.… Read full post »
Sydney, Australia just hit the mark, which is good enough for me. Hope you have an excellent year.
Hi. I posted this at Our Salon because they have more flexibility. I had intended to copy it to here, but OMG! The work to get it right over there, I knew it would never transfer.
So, please head over to Our Salon and enjoy Puff's first trek outside.
I am on a morbid kick lately, but the only way to the other side is through, so here I go.
Today's lesson from the book Beyond Surviving by Rachel Grant is on integrity and boundaries. I think she needs to give more space to write out answers, I really do, but… Read full post »
Let us go back in time to April- May 1988. The court martials are wrapping up, the second guy finally pled guilty after using up all of the legal manuevers the Uniform Code of Military Justice accorded to him, my boyfriend had gotten out of the service and run back to… Read full post »
I have a post to make, I have been writing it since Wednesday morning and it is meaningful to me. I am posting it here because Open Salon is a site that is meaningful to me, a site that has helped me to write the words that I am posting. I… Read full post »
Hi! I got to the OS Weekend Fiction post a couple of weeks late this time! Our fair moderator put up 3 weeks worth of prompts:
Well, it is certain that I am not going to complete this year’s NaNoWriMo goal of 50,000 words. I came into this with enthusiasm high, a clear idea for what to write, and I did put forth a decent effort. I just picked a topic that gave me a migraine.… Read full post »
It is a wonderful thing, to finally accomplish something that you have been trying to do for a very long time. I have something that I have been trying to figure out for decades and it has had me baffled. I have approached it from several angles,… Read full post »
The rest of the world
Is thawing out, and I?
I still have snow
A curse, it lies upon
My house, and how?
I do not know.
The rain will come the
Leaves will fall, but wait?
There is a glow.
Heavenly love is
Coming now, to me?
It seems… Read full post »
Oh, Man, I am feeling seriously down this week. It may be hormones, or it my be that I can't see where my future is going and what I want to do with it, except sell my house, buy an SUV to live in, and chuck this… Read full post »
I did it, I have taken the plunge, I signed up for something that I have been pondering for years but never felt capable of doing.
I signed up for NaNoWriMo.
I got off to a good start last night, 1,716 words in just a few hours, and woke up this… Read full post »
I wrote this post in August of 2011, before most of you knew who I was. It was a magic day, the day a butterfly deemed me worthy of its time.
I had a visit from a butterfly.
I was… Read full post »
On August 24 I dropped out of school again, promising to take the time freed up to do things that I want to do and to create things of beauty. Today, I started on that path.
This past week I finally wrote down my plan, a very sketchy outline of one,… Read full post »
My WTF centers have been being twigged lately, the ones that keep repeating the endless loop of what went wrong with my life to put me where I am today. The ones that say I should be independently wealthy by now and able to quit my dead end job for something… Read full post »
I wrote this for the writing prompt on Zoomers but it delved into things better left away from my real name, so I am posting it here. I like making realizations and moving forward.
"we want to know what growing-up (or growing older) has taught you"
Man, you don't ask… Read full post »
Ah, the glories of waiting
Waiting for the letter in the mail
Hurry up and wait
A watched pot never boils
(It does, but watching those tiny bubbles forms makes me think it is when it isn't.)
I have counted down the days, and now I am counting them up… Read full post »
Today, it happened. I had totally thrown in the towel and was going to get a fence post planted today whether I did it or someone else did it. Thankfully, someone else did it.
When I pulled the tarp off of the lumber this morning before 8:00, I found… Read full post »