Funny how the world sees "real women. . ."

Evidenced by all the Real Housewives of. . . shows which seem to be overtaking our televisions, it appears that the world believes we should all be wealthy, pampered, enviable, catty, curvaceous, gorgeous, and more. While we may be gorgeous, most of us are not rich or spoiled or even catty. We are ~ simply put ~ real.

The idea for this blog came after watching a few of those real housewives shows and realizing just how skewed the views of everyday life can be through the eyes of these women. Particularly to those of us in the trenches, working day-in-day-out to take care of ourselves, our children, our parents, our spouses/partners. Those of us who are out there earning a living, who may be dealing with catastrophic events or troubled children or medical issues or partner concerns.

This is a call to all women everywhere who live everyday lives and who want to simply do their best as they love all, laugh often, and live fully. Let us unite with our whole heart and soul, with humanity and grace, with vigor and hope. We are women and we are thankful to be so!

Monday, November 22, 2010


We celebrate Thanksgiving this week, the fourth Thursday in November.  Canada's Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday in October. Although this is primarily a North American holiday, I am certain the rest of the world has something similar ~ that period of the year when we devote time to feeling, expressing, and sharing gratitude for everything God has provided for us.  We are very blessed to live in a part of the world where the bounty is great.  Where most of us have food on our tables, a roof over our heads, and a bed in which to sleep.  Recalling Henry IV's goal for his people:  "I want there to be no peasant in my kingdom so poor that he is unable to have a chicken in his pot every Sunday," and as we think of our blessings this year, may we also consider those less fortunate, both around the world and in our own country.  May we give of our time, our talents, and all with which the Lord has seen fit to bless us this holiday season!


  1. Very beautifully put! Thanks for sharing ... I'm going to post a link to this on my blog.

  2. Hi there visiting via Denalee at Silver Strands. Welcome to BlogLand a Virtual World that I'm certain, just from the few posts you have written, you will be inspiring many that will be visiting.

    One thing I discovered (was given advice to get by a fellow blogger) is to have a counter put on your blog (its free ~ I have one on my sidebar)you will be amazed at the number of people who visit and just read. So when , you think no is reading you'd be surprised. Wishing you the greatest success!!! Hugs HHL

    P.S. I'm your newest follower .. you can visit me at;

  3. Hi! Visiting from Denalee's blog, and becoming a follower today. Love your attitude & your beautiful photos...:)
    I am thanking God today for all my blessings, and for making me a woman...who wants to shine for Him!
    Many blessings to you as you write from your heart here! Happy Thanksgiving to you!
    xoxo Gloria

  4. I love this idea, and than you for starting something like this. I followed here from SilverStrands, and she knows what I like.

    Lovely to meet you!