Seven Words

Recently, theempathyqueen posted about reducing one’s beliefs to seven words.  This concept fascinated me.  If I had to choose only a few words to sum up my entire life and the world around me, what would I choose?  Thankfully, we humans do not need to do that.  There are millions of words and expressions to explain how we view things.  However, focusing on the seven main ones is an intriguing prospect.  Plus I love working with and learning about words (as the video for today proves).  Thus, this post will sum up my priorities and deep-held values.  If you would like to share yours in a post or comment, that would be amazing.

  1. Hope – Without this, nothing has a purpose.  Although I struggle to find this bright light, clinging to it has pulled me out of dark places.  It also motivates me to care for others.  No matter who you are, there is hope for a beautiful future for you. Continue reading

I’m Too Scared To Sleep

Baby in pajamas According to, sleep is “the natural periodic suspension of consciousness during which the powers of the body are restored.”  Thus, night is supposed to be a time of rest and replenishment.

However I fear getting into my bed each night.  Often, I wake up more exhausted than when I went to sleep.  Because of my nightmares and flashbacks, I struggle to do the very thing that should help me to face each day renewed.

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