Feb29

Publisher - March 2024

Publisher - March 2024

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”
—Albert Einstein—

Although I spent a great deal of time outdoors playing when I was growing up, I never considered myself outdoorsy. In fact, if I had a choice to either clean the house or do yard work, I always chose housework. The yard was not my thing. I was terrified of lizards and despised bugs. Plus, growing up in the inferno of the South, Columbia (SC), I had no desire to pick up pinecones in the summer heat, even if I was getting paid a penny a piece.

When I hear about women who adore nature and the great outdoors, I usually think of hikers, campers, climbers, kayakers, naturalists, master gardeners—and a vast amount of khaki. Perhaps, I confuse adventurous with outdoorsy. Nonetheless, I have learned we are all nature girls, which includes even the most frou-frou among us, (no khaki required) because we are all at the mercy of the sun and moon to give us life.

Feb29

Hissy Fit - February 2024 - Turn the Page: And Keep on Bookin’

...because everyone needs one every once in awhile

Hissy Fit - February 2024 - Turn the Page: And Keep on Bookin’

One of the funniest and most ironic scenes in the movie We are the Millers is when Scotty P. Scotty, a typical, traveling carnival ruffian, shows off his tattoo that covers his chest from shoulder to shoulder. The tattoo, in large, old-English lettering, simply reads: No Ragrets, which is not a typo here, but a permanent typo on confident Scotty P. Scotty’s chest…ya’ know what I’m sayin’? The great thing about Scotty P. is he doesn’t have one ragret, not even a single letter.

Regret is sorrow aroused by circumstances beyond one’s control or power to repair. (Merriam-Webster) It’s an oppressive, dismal task to carry regret and the heaviness that comes with it. It hurts your heart and burdens your soul.

Feb01

Publisher - February 2024

Publisher - February 2024

“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”
—1 Corinthians 13:13


The Bible states very clearly what love is and what love isn’t. If you ever get confused, simply refer to 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. Regardless of your religion, spiritual journey, or lack of belief, we can all agree that the Bible’s comprehensive definition of love is spot on.

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”

Feb01

Hissy Fit - February 2024 - No Ragrets: Not Even a Single Letter

...because everyone needs one every once in awhile

Hissy Fit - February 2024 - No Ragrets: Not Even a Single Letter

One of the funniest and most ironic scenes in the movie We are the Millers is when Scotty P. Scotty, a typical, traveling carnival ruffian, shows off his tattoo that covers his chest from shoulder to shoulder. The tattoo, in large, old-English lettering, simply reads: No Ragrets, which is not a typo here, but a permanent typo on confident Scotty P. Scotty’s chest…ya’ know what I’m sayin’? The great thing about Scotty P. is he doesn’t have one ragret, not even a single letter.

Regret is sorrow aroused by circumstances beyond one’s control or power to repair. (Merriam-Webster) It’s an oppressive, dismal task to carry regret and the heaviness that comes with it. It hurts your heart and burdens your soul.

Dec27

Publisher - January 2024

Publisher - January 2024

“You don’t need a New Year or a new day to start fresh, you only need a new mindset.”

For me, 2023 was a difficult year. Probably more than 75 percent of my days were filled with stress and just felt heavy. Finding joy became an arduous task, mainly because my stress was bullying me. However, almost 100 percent of the time, I got up, I got out, and I did what had to be done. Some of those days I soared, which felt incredible. As I look back over the year as a whole, though, it wore me out.

I refuse to allow this year to follow suit. Bad years need to step aside because I’m putting measures in place, that no matter what, I’m going to make my well-being—both physically and mentally—a priority, and that includes not only finding joy, but living joyously!

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