Wednesday, March 25

Gratitudes   for Wednes-day: 
1.  I rested.  My physical re-serves have been taxed the past two weeks by all the pain endured.  Halting is a great way of taking care of me. 
2.  Met with a new client. Ter-rific session. We hit it off right away.  She is the recep-tionist I met at the oral sur-geon's office last Friday. 
3.  I love serving others through the work I do. 
4.  Met with

Tuesday, March 24

Freed From the Dragon of Distress

       Still kicking. Had surgery done on a tooth today, en-countered the worst pain, ever, tapping the doctor's arm, several times, when I felt pain, even after numbed multiple times by a giant needle.

      But I am happy. I took care of

Friday, March 20

Humor In the Midst of Pain.................... 3/20/15

"Like sunshine after the rain, and a lovely lonely flower
in a bleak environment, so is the joy we can know even
in the darkest and most painful of times. And so it is,
 when we know recovery and the love of a gentle, gracious 
               God"           The Innkeeper
    Last Saturday night it began.  Pain stabbed at my equa-nimity, keep-ing me up until 5:00 a.m., Sunday.  After two hours sleep, nature called.  A paroxysm of another kind accosted me, bringing me to the floor of desperation and some-thing else.

        The wooden sides to my bed are

Wednesday, March 18

The Benefits of a Painful Time..... 3/18/15

I am hoping my dentist will be the bridge that takes
  me from torment to peace of mind and tranquility
    How do you respond, when pain sucker punches you? Can you re-member the last time you were there?  In agony, I am, due to an infec-tion endured since Saturday night.  I visited my dentist Monday.  No prescription was given for a pain that makes it hard to see.  I am constantly grimacing, as a stabbing

Tuesday, March 17

Insane With Pain............... 3/17/15

      In agony. Saturday night, rolling in bed, the throbbing on the right side of my lower jaw, made it impossible to sleep until 5:00 a.m., Sunday.  Pain so bad, I couldn't think.  I was a zombie for the rest of the day, when I woke up.  Right now, I can't gather my thoughts too
well, I hurt badly.  I am letting guests to this inn know why

Friday, March 13

A Special Day For the Inn.......... 3/13/14

      Today is an important day for this inn of gratitude.  On this date this inn was birthed, lo, four years ago.  An adventure it has been, stretching this innkeeper.  I am grateful for those of you who encourage with your comments.  Much has gone on since the doors to this place were opened.

      Last Sunday, we passed the half a million mark.  The past few months, this abode of thankful-ness had more than 800 views per day, some days

Thursday, March 12

An Exhausted Innkeeper.......... 3/12/15

 Busy day. Saw seven clients. A twelve hour day. But, here are my gratitudes:
1.  I am loved by many. I enjoy the authenticity we share.
2.  I am in the best place, emotionally, physically and mentally, than I have ever been.
3.  I am going to bed as soon as I finish this post.
4.  I love a new

Tuesday, March 10

Comfortable In My Own Skin, Even When Judged........ 3/10/15

      Just returned from Sebastopol, driving 130 miles today.  Earlier, I saw clients, including one who had a car accident on her way to see me. What dedication for her personal growth. Today's busyness has me beat.  I am

Friday, March 6

Five Steps That Kill the Giant of Depression, and, Our Ideal Self Isn't, Part II.............. ...................3/6/15

      Is the Giant of Depression chasing you?  Such happens to many.  Dealing with an abusive person can cause this monster to appear.  This beast also contributes towards sleep problems, anxiety, and general havoc upon the mind.  He clobbers our self-image, too, causing us to think we deserve mistreatment.

      "Bad things happen to bad people, look at the problems I am going through, there must be something wrong with me."   This is a

Thursday, March 5

Balanced Living and Thank God for Garlic Pills....... 3/5/15

      No fun to-night, when I got home from Alameda.  Be-lieve me.  More about this, later, Thurs-day.  After I take care of the problem.  One temporary antidote I can use for tonight:
odorless garlic pills.  Gobs of them.

      In a Science Fiction situation, I imagine myself.  Under attack, is how

Quotes from the Posts

"I'm mindful that our thoughts affect the words we use, our words influence our actions, our actions shape our character and our character determines our destiny."

From "My Character Determines My Destiny." To read it, please click here.

"Progress not perfection, is better than no progress at all, especially when we're trying to rid ourselves from unwelcome dragons that dwell within the closets of our soul."

From, "Still Learning" which, within four days, became the most popular post
written. To read it, please click here.

"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its trouble, but it does empty today of its strength"
From the post: "Life Is Not a Correspondence Program." Click here to read it.

"Even though we cannot control our circumstances, we can control how we choose to respond to them."

From, "Handling Stress and Dealing With an Emotional Bully."Click here to read this post.

"Nope, being busy isn't exciting. Boring is good. Because boring is not boring; boring is being healthy, living a balanced life that has serenity"

From: "Do You Know What It Means If You Are Too Busy?" For more, please click here.