Goodwill Stories

In our everyday world, right now, all we have to do is log onto social media or check out a news app to get the low down on dirty deeds, done dirt cheap!

These days most seem hair-triggered to find fault. By no fault of our own, it seems that everywhere we turn, we meet a Janet McJudgerson standing RIGHT in our path.  Yet, some timeless truths remain. There are things that really stir our hearts, things that give us pause and quell the angst of our everyday lives. These are encouraging and inspiring stories about those who are friendly or funny, helpful, and calming. 

It’s like salve to a burn.

We are especially inspired when those people show grace to others at extremely challenging and difficult moments. So, I started writing them down. If you have one to share, drop me a note. We’ll add it to the lineup.
October 22, 2023
My son is in Marine Corps Boot Camp

Like many other students, my son finished high school and attended college through the COVID pandemic. Earlier this year, he neared graduation from our local community college and was about to earn top honors for his achievements. He was poised to matriculate to a four-year university this past fall – and was planning to earn […]

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March 16, 2023
Tourists Get Nine Lives

So, in a former life, I spent a month in Central America spanning the Y2K New Year. Honduras, to be exact. When I first arrived, I traveled from the airport in a Chevy passenger van driven by a crazy Honduran driver who passed other crazy drivers on blind curves at over 60 miles per hour. […]

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December 25, 2022
Dutch Apple Crisp Pie*

*omg This is a recipe that was inspired by eating a Dutch apple pie that I didn’t like so much and immediately thereafter eating an apple crisp that I enjoyed very, very much. Oh YUM. So, I challenged myself. Try topping that! And, I did, with the apple crisp topping subbed for the one called […]

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September 27, 2022
It’s going to be a BIG day!

Not your typical ghost story... Cue the ethereal moaning and roiling fog. Yeah. No. You can have your headless horseman and gnarled-handed specter. Tis the season, yet this ghost story is the stuff of legend. No disembodied voices from my disarming visitor. It starts at an old hotel in the days leading up to Halloween. […]

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September 24, 2022
He just traced it!

A Goodwill Story about one’s just desserts So, when I was in college, I learned early on that a hallowed sorority sister tradition is to attend Fraternity dances. One of my friends from my pledge class was dating a Sigma Alpha Super God and I was kinda dating another, so those guys all got together […]

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August 5, 2022
The ROFHMA Society Glossary

This is a group of women who have seen some shit and done some shit and have worked their shit out (for the most part). Our pledge is "I promise to each and every sister that I will base our friendship on love, joy, and shenanigans. Alcohol may or may not be involved." Coffee and/or […]

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July 5, 2022
Spandex is a Privilege...not a right!

A memory and lesson from one of my southern girlfriends. So, as a much younger ‘me’ I lived in the south. Of the YOU-nited States of ‘Merica. Hahaha. Good Law-hoard, I learned a lot from my neighbors and true bluest girlfriends. From my dear sister-from-another-mister, my next door neighbor, Teresa, I learned the truth that […]

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July 5, 2022

Along with all the others, there’s also a birthday season! It’s probably due to the people we are drawn toward. For me, birthday season is typically in late June and early July, as well as from late August through all of September. Feels like every day I’m checking my calendar to remind myself who to […]

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