Below are some of my personal favorites….the top ten in my heart… a mixture of stories where faith, courage, and joy made a difference in my life……
I also have included stories about Beasley and Mr. Lion… who have allowed me to view life through the lens of humor…..
Top Ten Stories (Links found below the pictures)
Beasley and Mr. Lion.. a brief explanation…..
After my divorce in 2009, I decided to reinvent myself and look for adventure. In the process, I took 3 trips by myself to Europe. And I do mean – BY. MY. SELF. No tours …. No group travel.
I had no idea as what I was getting into. Turns out Beasley was a people magnet and he made friends in Europe as well as at home.
Once my European travels were over, Beasley was banished to a shelf on my bookcase—watching life go by. In 2018, My granddaughter felt sorry for him and gave me a small stuffed animal to sit next to him—fondly known as Mr. Lion.
I am not sure where Mr. Lion came from but I think he must have had a hard life. His hair is straggly and his eyes are attached in a lopsided manner but he has a wonderful smile and I think he has a sense of humor.
Beasley and Mr. Lion are now a part of my story…. They remind me of the importance of going on adventures as well as the importance of NOT settling for less when I am capable of doing and experiencing more … whether it be in my professional life or my personal life.
May their stories remind you of the same thing …..
Pictures from Beasley’s European Adventures
2010 – England