Pineapple House Rules

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This post explains the meaning behind Pineapple House Rules: love, resilience, and joy. The Pineapple means there is joy in every day.

God Winks

God Winks

Rule #22: Flossie knows what’s up.

My Great Grandma, Flossie, used to say, “Whether the sky is blue or grey, there is always something to love or laugh at or smile at each and every day.” I think she was onto the secret of happiness in this sometimes crazy, difficult, painful, and confusing life.

God Winks are those love drops we need to remind us that we’re not alone and that there is truly good and beauty in every day.

Life Lately

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Rule #68: Mama said there’d be days like these. It’s been a rough couple of weeks for our family. I have to be honest and say that they’ve had me back in my “rabbit hole” of grief. Our family lost … Read More

Comforting Those Who are Grieving

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Rule #9: Words are the best medicine. When someone loses a loved one, there’s nothing you can do to make it all better. Simple as that. There is no magical phrase, book, gift, meal, embrace that you can offer that … Read More

Mayonnaise Packets

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Rule #5: The little things are always bigger than they seem. My Daddy was a thief. Not a big one, just the low-level kinda thief. You see, I loved me a good turkey pita sandwich for lunch. I loved a … Read More