From Sand to Gemstones

Refining Life's Ragged Edges


October 2015

Gandhism 4

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. I love reading in the Bible when Jesus began to wash the feet of His disciples. During those times it was customary for a servant... Continue Reading →

Gandhism 3

My life is my message. Did you know that Gandhi was a lawyer? Go figure. Anyway, he was so unhappy as a life of a lawyer he sought to remain devout in Hinduism - practice nonviolence, vegetarianism, alcohol and sexual... Continue Reading →

Gandhism 2

An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching. The saying "practice what you preach" is pretty good advice. Those words hold you to your actions, your convictions, your morals. Mostly at least. "Action speaks louder than words,"... Continue Reading →


I'm gearing up for the holiday season and need to be reminded of the special meaning the holidays hold for me. Christmas is my favorite holiday. Not because I'm spoiled and will get a ton of presents but because of... Continue Reading →

Loving the Unlovable

I finally took a vacation. I work a lot at my job, put in a lot of hours. I unselfishly give of myself to the point where I had begun to put my job first and foremost in my life.... Continue Reading →

No More Bullies

A friend told me a story today that hit a nerve. This is more a vent then some proverbial enlightenment. So bear with me. Here is the background of my vent. A sales person is working on her sales goals... Continue Reading →

Right or Wrong

I remember growing up where it was safe. Bad things still happened but we could actually walk to school without the general fear of something happening. The kids could be home alone while our parents worked and it wasn't cause... Continue Reading →

Most Important Piece of Me

I have shared a lot of things on my blog. Except one thing. The most important thing in my life. As important as it is I have chosen to completely disengage in everything that I am in this relationship because... Continue Reading →

Month for Little Angels

Ronald Reagan in 1988 declared the month of October as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. He recognized that "when a child loses his parent, they are called an orphan. When a spouse loses her or his partner, they are... Continue Reading →

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