“The” Bathroom Stall

Goodreads | Maxie’s review of S********e

…but as long as [Author’s name here] thinks the extra roomy disabled person’s bathroom stall is there for her character’s personal comfort and escape, don’t expect high marks from me. I’ll never approve of that. You are not disabled.  Your character is not disabled.   What would happen if a character who  actually has a disability came in to use the bathroom while your character is “escaping”. You never thought of that did you? Know why? BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT DISABLED. Stay out of a disabled person’s stall – even in your book. If there is no need for you to be in it, as in – there are other stalls available. Just avoid it.
This is from a review I wrote back in January. Someone noted it today and I went back and read it.  I do not remember writing this, but a part of me is proud only because 10 years ago me – would never have written this. I wouldn’t have had the sensibility.  I’m going to post this on my MS Mondays blog with a little more commentary, but – things we don’t think twice to do or say or take advantage of..there is someone else out there who cannot afford to let it pass by.

Take a Break – Graze Safely

When one of my friends got married, the 2 musicians she hired to play during their reception were classical guitarists – it was a perfect fit.  To this day I seek out the sounds of a classical guitarist to enjoy with a cup of tea and some rest…another perfect fit.

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavily burdened, and I will give you rest.


Want a better life in one month?

I read a little article the other day about ways to improve your life in a month.  I read it very cautiously because it was clear to me that many of the life improvement tips were actually things that Jesus advised…in the Bible – but the author clearly was not writing from such an angle.  I’m not even sure he knew the Jesus angle.  He was able to attribute his new and awesome tips to spiritual leaders, health bloggers and even Oprah! I absolutely believe following some of these tips can indeed improve your life. Will it take a month? I don’t know – it will take you as long as it takes to make following some of the tips a habit.
Here are my tips that have made the month a little easier for me

1. Limit time on Social Media – no more than 45 mins per day
2. Read some portion of the Bible each day*
3. Take a Break – Have a cup of tea, listen to something pretty, read something uplifting, write an encouraging note
4. Limit the amount of news I watch – By far the most difficult for me
5. Exercise – even if it is for 5 minutes

Heart Advice


*(I like the Bible Study plans on YouVersion as short 1 day to as long as 365 days)