Random Stories

Aug. 20, 2019

The sweetness is in the silence of a prayer...
The quiet moment of gratitude...
Of thankfulness...
After showing houses and on the way home I spied a magnificent field filled with butterflies and bees dancing happily in and on the blue vervain....
I had to stop, pick and photograph. My heart was happy...🌿🌿
Many alternative practitioners believe that vervain has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antispasmodic, and analgesic (pain-relieving) properties beneficial to one's health. Vervain is also referred to as American blue verbena, simpler's joy, holy herb, mosquito plant, and wild hyssop.

Jul. 15, 2019

Motherwort peeked out and winked at me from a dilapidated barn while showing a house in Delta, Ohio. My thoughts carried away to what life may have looked like for the family when this barn was in in it's glory.

I'm captivated by old barns. They bring a warm glow to my heart while making me reminiscent of simpler times.

The motherwort herb is a wonderful heart herb. I use the flowering tops to make a tincture and dry the leaves for tea. Motherwort is a great herb with many healthy benefits...

Be well and enjoy these times, because in the not so distant future, this time will be the simpler times.

Love, jonnie dee #touchsomeoneshearttoday

Jul. 14, 2019

Grandma, what is a computer mouse?

I watched my granddaughter about to fill my tires with air, I said "Oh no I don't have any quarters." 

She said, "don't worry about it grandma we can just use the card."

It made me think of years gone by and how our world was like when I was her age. I asked her if she could think of any really cool inventions. She shrugged and said she couldn't think of anything. It's common place to her so she doesn't appreciate the advances. 

I told her to imagine herself in 45 years and her grandchild asks her what was a computer mouse used for in the old days. Sharing with her that, myself at her age had to stay in one place to use the phone and that our only address was where we lived; we had no email address.

She just did not understand the concept of not having a phone access all the time or not being able to watch whatever you want, or understand that we listened to music on cassette tapes, store cashiers had to punch in every price manually, and that my TV turned off at midnight and came back on at 6:00 a.m.

So if we didn't have quarters we wouldn't get air in our tires, and we took pictures and had to have them developed, always hopeful that they weren't blurry or that we cut off someone's head.

I was, just for a moment, thrilled to not have to rummage for quarters, while taking a moment to enjoy the new and reminisce about the old. Life is always taking the good with the bad and making the best of both.

I noticed this pile of metal and old signs. Signs of the times as I see the new power transmission towers going through Liberty Center. 

Just wanted to share a thought ot two with you, be well, jonnie dee
#tsht #touchsomeoneshearttoday

Jun. 23, 2019

Messages...Just do it...
Don't be afraid to do it. Be the first one to rise above. Someone always has to be the first one to do it and then the rest will follow. 

Why not you? Why not me? We don't want to be the one to stand out from the others. 

Often easier said than done...however this message came to me from the Hens and chicks herbs to just do it and don't be afraid to stand out. 

The Hens and Chickens Herb can be use similarly to the aloe plant. 

I can think of many things in my life that I chose to do which made me stand out and apart from the norm. I would tell my children "Mark my words kids, in 10 years this will be the norm and you know that your momma was right." Usually it was in the health field, but sometimes it was my fashion statement. 😝😁😜 
Be well, and be adventurous and stand out, jonnie dee 

Jun. 16, 2019

Good News! We are all a little bit broken inside...
but that is how the light gets inside...
We often beat ourselves up for not being perfect.
Being perfect is way overrated.
Most people that I see that are perfect are but a shell covering their secret self.
Don't be afraid to be vulnerable or imperfect.
It is where the really good life lessons come into play.
They can teach and humble us to become a better person.
I've learned to let go of so many judgments.
Here pictured, is the dandelion. A perfect example. So many people hate the dandelion. If you really studied her you would come to realize that she is a gift from God.
So many health benefits from her head to toe..lol.
Or blossom to the root. She is a very forgiving plant. She is sprayed with toxic chemicals that can harm our bodies and she would do her very best to repair the damage the chemicals have caused us. Now that is love and forgiveness. A perfect example of how being broken can let the light in.
People are starting to sue a large chemical company for the cancer causing chemicals.
I won't rant. I just say that I love the wild healing plants that God has so freely given us and that we have forgotten.
I thank my friend @humblebeeandco
for the light quote. It was the motivation for this post.
Be well, love, jonnie dee