Category: My Mood (Shayna Elayne)

Day 2371- Winter Solstice Reflections

Day 2371- Winter Solstice Reflections winter solistice

Today is December 20, 2021. It’s been a heckuva year. It’s been a brutal two years. We are going into year three of living with COVID-19, named after the year 2019 when it was discovered. Omicron is on the rise having gone from a whisper a couple of weeks ago to 70% of the cases […]

Day 2241- Mama Said There’d Be Days Like This

Day 2241- Mama Said There’d Be Days Like This

It’s Friday! Friday is supposed to be a good day, the end of the week, the beginning of the weekend. But, today is hitting me as a glass half full day. Today is also Friday the 13th (of August). I take my walk for an hour and forty minutes. A walk is always a great […]

I Ain’t No Ways Tired

I Ain’t No Ways Tired

A couple of days ago my cousin made a Facebook post titled “I Ain’t No Ways Tired” the title of an old Negro spiritual. I replied, “Yes, I am tired.” This was the day after the verdict in the murder of George Floyd and the day after an officer shot and killed a 16-year-old Black […]

Day 2044- The New New Normal

Day 2044- The New New Normal

The saying goes, “ The only thing constant in life is change.” Here we go again. Four days ago my wife took a full-time job. This is the first time she’s worked full-time out of the house since Kyle was born over twenty-four years ago. I think of the days when the house was full. […]

Day 1612- Treasure In Heaven

Day 1612- Treasure In Heaven

“If we provide our service not solely for the monetary reward but in the spirit of love and dedication, this will be reflected in the quality of our afterlife and will make our work much more gratifying and enjoyable in the process.” Jurgen Ziewe   Vistas of Infinity Yesterday, my friend Ruth Altschuler was giving […]

Day 1383- Spring Has Sprung

Day 1383- Spring Has Sprung

It’s April 7th and spring has finally arrived in Ohio. Tywana’s out of the country on a cruise. So, I have a lot of solitude this weekend. This morning I’m up early out for my walk because I have a full agenda. The temperatures in the morning are above 50º, warm enough for me to […]

Day 1337- Do Not Despise These Small Beginnings

Day 1337- Do Not Despise These Small Beginnings

I have a tendency to minimize the good things and emphasize the bad. Losses I remember. Victories, I take in stride. I am turning that around. It’s mid-February, we are already a month and a half in. I am acknowledging several beginnings this year. Tywana’s got a new job. Kayla will be graduating in a […]

Day 1321- Why We Need Black History Month

Day 1321- Why We Need Black History Month

I stay away from political topics on this blog even though I find it very difficult, to separate politics from faith from spirituality. For me, your faith or spirituality should have sway over your politics. And, politics are how we collectively exercise our values. Given that disclaimer, this post isn’t exactly political. But, it’s a […]

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