The Collage of Care and Conversations

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Life conversations in the area of care-giving is a collage of experiences and events that shape our beginning and our end. In the game of “Hello” the first direction is to listen. I am convinced that this is the direction that families are the most resistant to follow.  I read the definition of collage as pictures that are placed together to express a point or  give clarity in questions and answers. I have these items in plain view as I deal with  living and dying well. I read and write conversations to help me move forward

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Daily Prompt: Tennessee Jangle

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Since I am still using my photographs from my Washington visit to the Legislators and working hard to intertwine my 100 word journal entries to the blog, I smiled when I saw the word, “Jangle.” This fit well to the discourse of  the land. I know this picture came from one of the Tennessee Senators. I took it while waiting to speak to the legislative staff. I see the many tools in the picture but I have not seen the legislators stopping the  jangle (dispute)  and just doing the Tennessee waltz to help all of their constituents.

Prompt: Sky Passenger Presentation

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As I toured one of the museums in Washington I looked up and saw the plane and the passenger hanging over the edge. I made an analogy of the political landscape and the air of misrepresentation I see as passengers overlooking and surveying a land and a day with so many cloudy skies and dark storms brewing. I have to mention how my self, soul and spirit is affected when we see such pain and multiple acts of hatred. The presentation of peace and joy along with self-control is why my eyes are on the sky. IMG_1181

The “W” is for Why Not Wy!

I am feeling inspired gratitude as I close this eventful day with a prayer and praise on my lips. I have the words, “courage and strength” in my view along with my big “W” for my writing  inspiration. I  have been following the health care situation today and I  see the valuable work that my friends and mentors for advocacy of “quality while living” are doing every day. I know that we must stand up for those who do not have the resources they need. We must continue to advocate with tenacity. The “W” represents why we work for wellness.img_0552

Uniform Distractions to Declutter

via Daily Prompt: Uniform   I looked at my plans for today to clean out my uniform closet. I have been met with more distractions than I could ever have imagined. I received a call that a charity would pick up items that I wanted give away. If you have read any of my seven situations series, you already know that I gave up my RN license after 50 years, so I thought this would be a good time to give away my uniforms. There are too many memories in my closet. Here is a picture of my last white uniform. 20170605_122305

Eighth Day: The Heritage of Education

via Photo Challenge: Heritage   My heritage of Education is my focus eight days before Celebration 72.  I share that the formal education that I have pursued comes from my love of reading and writing.  I still remember my first grade teacher at Magnolia School and her words about the importance of being educated. I was always drawn to teachers who shared their self, soul and spirit to help me achieve my education. I keep pictures from several of my College/ Universities graduations on my Vision Board. They range from 1972 AD, 1984 BSN and 1991 MS.  They represent my love of life long learning. .20170520_164659_Burst01

The Ninth Day to Ascend and Descend

via Daily Prompt: Descend  The best time to be reflective as I descend into the last days of being #71 with the hope of ascending the celebration of #72.  I have nine days until the end of one and the beginning of the next year.  I  will start with my ascending to this point in ministry.  I accepted my calling into the ministry of the gospel in 1997 by being blessed  and licensed by the Pastor and officials of my church. I give God all the glory  as I continue to ascend and descend. I believe that God has everything in His Handsimg_0842