Jo Ann’s Gems: Unsolicited Advice #13

The world is made up of people who need warning labels on peanut butter stating the product contains peanuts.  Remember this anytime you’re feeling down on yourself.   Before anyone starts jumping on me about food allergies, I would like to say food allergies are scary.  My son goes into anaphylaxis when he eats certain…

Jo Ann’s Gems: Unsolicited Advice #12

If you’re going to criticize someone, make sure it’s constructive.   Life can be hard.  We’re all just trying to make it.  If someone asks for help, they really what to know what you think.  Don’t be flippant or vague.  Don’t put someone down, without offering them a way to climb back up.  It all…

Throwback Thursday

When my husband and I were first married, we moved to California, where we lived for a year.  It was quite the experience.  We didn’t move to LA where we could potentially hobnob with the stars.  Oh, no, we moved to a small city in San Bernardino County called Twentynine Palms. Although Twentynine Palms is…

A Promise Kept

Jenny raced out of her house, car keys in her hand, and dressed as if embarking on an adventure in the tundra.  Before getting into her Prius, she noticed a tiny, shivering boy sitting alone by the side of the road. “Nicky, did you miss the bus again?” “I’m sorry, Aunt Jenny.  I was making…