Hello, dear guest. I’m so glad you found my blog. Its purpose is to offer encouragement and hope to you in whatever phase of life you may be experiencing. I pray you are living your best life, and that I can contribute in some way. Enjoy the readings. Be well! ~Kelly
“For I was…a stranger and you took me in.” ~Matthew 25:35 In the world where we live, true friends are often hard to come by. Much more so are those who adopt you as part of their family. FL Young gave me, as my cousin Heidi would say, a “bonus dad” when I needed one.Continue reading “Flight of Memories”
I’ve been practicing some visualization lately to help me let go of things. I envision my inner self sitting on the bank of a waterway. When doubts, worries, and “should haves” come, I see them as petals or leaves in my hand. Then, I simply tip my hand over into the water, release them andContinue reading “On Trusting Yourself 2”
Recently, I mentioned my journey toward trusting myself. In my 37 years, I’ve learned a lot about how to overcome my own negative energies but that’s still one I’m working on. Why? Because I know that I have to be able to trust my own instincts and decisions if I want to be a strongContinue reading “On trusting yourself”
Image: “i contain lightning” by Kelly Hanwright This came from a Nancy Woo writing workshop (still going on! click her name and register for free from her site!) This was a very rewarding activity. I highly recommend you do it as soon as possible. Maybe even make an everyday practice of it. It is certainContinue reading “What do you do that you’re proud of?”
A part of my poetic memoir The Locust Years, this poem has been submitted to several journals and magazines by now. For whatever reason, it hasn’t been published yet. I decided to share here because I think maybe a lot of people can identify with its sentiments. What it is, is kind of a loveContinue reading “Relationships with Trees”
Image: Kelly Hanwright “When the sharpest words wanna cut me down, I’m gonna send a flood, gonna drown them out. I am brave, I am bruised, I am who I’m meant to be. This is me.” ~Keala Settle Hello friends, this is something I’ve thought about quite a bit – whether or not I shouldContinue reading “Why I Will Not Be Adopting a Pseudonym”
Image: Kelly Hanwright Warning – this is long. So if you get bored, skip to the end. It’s the best part. But I couldn’t get there without all the stuff that happened before it. So. I included it. Also please remember: The things that have happened to you have been perpetrated on you. They areContinue reading “A Dark Place; A Seed Growing”
Image: Kelly Hanwright “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” ~Ephesians 2:10 “Yeah, you could post that if your blog is going to be about religion,” he said, “but if not, I wouldn’t.” It was advice from a well-meaning friend,Continue reading “What saved my life and keeps saving it every day”
Hello again friends. I hope your day is beautiful today. It is day 20 of National Poetry Month! We are more than halfway through, but with an undeniable opportunity and plenty of creative flow presenting itself, I am quite sure I will be extending my poem-a-day challenge for myself well into May. Today’s prompt organizedContinue reading “Who are the important people in our world?”
Image by Kelly Hanwright As someone who has anxiety, I also have a lot of friends who share that struggle. This past week, the struggle has increased for many of us due to forces I am sure I don’t know how to explain. I have the strong impression, though, that it has a lot toContinue reading “What are you grieving?”
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