Personal Journeys with Gramma

Life adventures, inspiration and insight; shared in articles, advice, personal chats and pictures.

Hugs to All Survivors

Have you lost a loved one to an unexpected, horrific death? Any loss, of course, is unsettling because the world tips out of balance, but a bad surprise is like … Continue reading

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Look Up or Fall Down!

“If you were in the hospital, they’d list you as a risk for falling.” My nurse friend’s words lay like cold oatmeal in my stomach. In my imagination she said, … Continue reading

April 7, 2018 · 2 Comments

Sign Me Up for Happiness!

“What was the best part of your vacation?” asked my friend. My husband and I just completed a play week in one of the Disney resorts in Orlando with our … Continue reading

March 31, 2018 · 4 Comments

Time Foolery

We’ve turned the clocks forward (at least most American states have). It’s a poor man’s time travel, I suppose. Suddenly, we’re in the future—an hour ahead. Many contend we gain … Continue reading

March 24, 2018 · 1 Comment

How Have We Survived? A Toast to a 40th Anniversary!

When I began dating and tried to imagine being married, I wondered what could a couple talk about after the first few months? We would’ve already shared our best stories … Continue reading

March 17, 2018 · 2 Comments

Heads I Win; Tails You Lose

When critics mutter the recent Oscars have become too black and too liberal, I think of the 2016 film THE FREE STATE OF JONES starring Matthew McConaughey and British actress … Continue reading

March 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

Believing You’re Worthy Because You Love

A couple of weeks ago I wrote that love is meaning—love for your self, for others, for what you do. When you’re acting out of your heart instead of hiding … Continue reading

March 3, 2018 · 2 Comments

High School Kids on White Horses

When the actions of our present government make you despair that Americans have lost their sense of right and wrong as well as their empathy for suffering, look around you. … Continue reading

February 24, 2018 · 5 Comments

Love Beyond Valentine’s Day

What does “love” mean? One source claimed it’s the word in the English language with the least meaning because it’s used to express SO MUCH—from a preference for chocolate to … Continue reading

February 17, 2018 · 2 Comments

Wrestling Unhappiness into Submission

What if happiness is the absence of unhappiness? What makes people unhappy? Disease? Pain? Sorrow? Need? Depression? How do you feel when you’re unhappy? Plenty of people have good reason … Continue reading

February 10, 2018 · 1 Comment
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