Vulnerability: Why It’s So Scary & So Necessary to Get Real

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one!” ~C.S. Lewis “Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.” ~Brené Brown “Real isn’t how you are made,’ said the Skin Horse. ‘It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, » Read More

Dash of Sass: Are Your Facebook Posts Actually Driving Love Away?

Quotes of the Day: Desperation and impatience twist our thinking and pull us into error and deception every time. ~Michelle McKinney Hammond There is a very fine line between loving life and being greedy for it. ~Maya Angelou While this may look loving, when we struggle with an idol of dependence, we’re in fact not loving people as much as we’re using them to fulfill our » Read More

The People Who Sit Next to Me in Coffee Shops, Vol. 1: The Sleeping Lady

Quotes of the Day:
Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace. ~Robert J. Sawyer
Why can’t people just sit and read books and be nice to each other? ~David Baldacci
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Single Woman Says:
Almost every day I come to the coffee shop to work, not always the same coffee shop (always » Read More

Dash of Sass: Why We Must Not Allow Bad Guys to Take Our Goodness

Quote of the Day: “You’re going to meet many people with domineering personalities: the loud, the obnoxious, those that noisily stake their claims in your territory and everywhere else they set foot on. This is the blueprint of a predator. Predators prey on gentleness, peace, calmness, sweetness and any positivity that they sniff out as weakness. Anything that is happy and at peace they mistake for weakness. » Read More

Dash of Sass: Let’s Start a Love Revolution

Quotes of the Day: “Character is both developed and revealed by tests, and all of life is a test… You will be tested by major changes, delayed promises, impossible problems, unanswered prayers, undeserved criticism, and even senseless tragedies.” ~Rick Warren “Adversity doesn’t build character, it reveals it.” ~Unknown “Here’s a tip: If you’re arguing against empathy, no matter the context, you’re on the wrong » Read More

Dash of Sass: Your New Season is On Its Way!

Quotes of the Day: I could not have known then that everybody, every person, has to leave, has to change like seasons; they have to or they die. The seasons remind me that I must keep changing. ~Donald Miller There is a season for wildness and a season for settledness. ~Shauna Niequist What is normal at any given time? We change just as the seasons » Read More

Dash of Sass: Obligation is Never a Good Reason to Keep Someone in Your Life!

Something occurred to me today as I scrolled through my Facebook timeline and came upon a very offensive and borderline mentally unbalanced political post from a Facebook “friend” – I am not obligated to keep this person in my newsfeed or my life out of “politeness.” She certainly wasn’t considering the impolite nature of her inflammatory post when she posted it, so why should I concern myself with » Read More

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