Today am thinking about...

Jan. 18, 2022

A few months ago, I lost a co-worker - though we weren't super-close, we were the kind of friends that happen through the shared experiences at your job.

She was from the area I work in, so she knew many people passing through the doors; as well as many of our co-workers.

One common thread I had the honor to see, and partake in, was her kindness. She spread her kindness throughout our workplace, and in her personal life; as I have learned after her passing.

Her name was Norma, and I have "NORMAlize Kindness" written on the badge I wear, facing me, as a reminder.

It's even MORE important when you deal with so much lack of kindness, on a regular basis, that you try to incorporate it into your daily movements - wherever you go. Many people in this world ARE miserable, and make that choice to spread it to all they come in contact.

I do NOT want to be that person. My goal is to NOT LET myself BE that person. Kindness IS an option, in our "arsenal of feelings", that we ALL have available; and I wish MORE would choose it.

Will YOU do your part to "NORMAlize Kindness" in 2022, and beyond??!

Have a good day, and be safe... #2022YOU ****** #JusTSpInnIngPlaTes 

Jan. 11, 2022

- symbols tattooed on my body?

- boundaries?

- doing what I need to do for me?

- focused only on my passions?

Or am I enough??! YES!!!

Every tattoo symbolizes a struggle I have overcome; and I try to utilize them to encourage others.

My boundaries enable me to be there fully when someone needs me. If I'm walking around all exhausted and physically spent, I'm of no use to anyone - ESPECIALLY myself.

This causes me to do what I need to do for me - on a daily, sometimes hourly basis. If I have to go to bed at 5:30pm, every night, so be it.

My main passion is to share what is in my heart - to help anyone I can, in this endeavor. The first 3 questions enable this.

My needs are simple, and always met. Others may not understand my choices; but this is what I NEED to do, and will continue. Others' approval or understanding is no longer necessary for me to be complete. Do you realize how freeing that is??!

Thank you, have a good day, and be safe... #2022YOU #JusTSpInnIngPlaTes 

Dec. 28, 2021

...for help, if you are suicidal. You have to be willing to take a chance that the help offered is true, and you ARE worth it - and accept it!!!

We recently lost a family member to suicide. He suffered for more than 11 years with guilt, over the loss of his sister in a drunk driving accident. He could never get past the fact that he introduced her to the driver.

He was so loved, by so many people; but was unable to accept it, over his guilt and pain. Personal demons will make you do irrational things - it's a huge protagonist in Domestic Violence, a situation he came out of as a toddler.

If you are battling suicidal thoughts, contrary to popular belief, talking about them does not make you more likely; but just the opposite.

"I wish more people would acknowledge that suicide is often in the back of MANY people's minds. That could help take away some of the power, and let you know you're not so alone." - DKH (122721)

The numbers for suicide hotlines are all over the place right now. Again, if you feel suicidal, reach out, and ACCEPT the assistance that is offered you. There is another option...

Have a good day, and be safe... #2021LATE ****** #JusTSpInnIngPlaTes 

***This is also posted this week at - it is THAT important...thank you, Connie... #besafe #bud #motion #missyou4ever

Dec. 21, 2021

It seems like a lot of people are talking about all the G.O.A.T.s in EVERY arena. Names like Biles, Streep, Brady - to name just a few.

The caveat is that all of these people are famous. What about the regular old people we see every day?

I, myself, am content, AND ABLE to be the greatest ME of all-time; and there ain't no shame to my game. I do NOT need any accolades.

This doesn't mean I don't work to improve myself - there is always room for growth.

So what if we ALL tried to be a G.O.A.T.,  ourselves??! Be the BEST YOU, EVER!!! Who knew??! I had a sneaking

Have a good day, and be safe... #2021LATE ****** #JusTSpInnIngPlaTes 

Dec. 14, 2021 is how you extend yourself to make a difference in the community around you.

I recently read an article about a woman that was raped on a train, in Pennsylvania. The train was full of people. NOBODY stepped in to assist her - some people even filmed it.


I'm not saying people need to go "all vigilante", on things; but if a situation arises around you, don't just stand there with your teeth in your mouth!!!

I heard about NIMBYism, years ago - Not In My Back Yard. It represents the mindset of people that are so self-absorbed, that they ignore ANY problems going on around them.

Healthy self-care enables you to reach out, unfettered, and secure in yourself. You are less likely to get "drawn in" to others drama; and maybe help someone else lift themselves out of their "mire". A hand-up, not a hand-out.

That could be the beginning of healing for our time - I know, sometimes I seem naive; but if everyone could do a little "self-care", imagine how the world could be. John Lennon was really onto a healthy ideal...

Have a good day, and be safe... #2021LATE ****** #JusTSpInnIngPlaTes