Change

Originally posted on Word by Word:
By Kathryn Jane “In times of change, we can resist, or we can pull up our bloomers and get with the program–because change is gonna happen whether we like it or not.” With the world around us changing at a terrifying pace, we have decided to stop floating along…

The Magic of Creativity

Originally posted on Word by Word:
by Kathryn Jane The creative process is different for all of us. But I’ve recently realized that mine is magically the same whether I’m writing fiction, or painting a picture. When I’m writing a story be it short or a novel, it begins with a vague image of an…

Grandpa Mason, 19th September 2019 – Forever

Originally posted on kittenkamkattery:
He hesitated on the edge, his heart full of emotions – sadness, loss, loneliness, love…. He had known this day was coming, but he hadn’t expected it to be so confusing… so difficult. Other cats were walking past him – striding out with confidence and anticipation. He could see them disappearing…

Self-care. What if…

Originally posted on Word by Word:
by Kathryn Jane Something we all, yep ALL, need to pay attention to no matter what our circumstances, is self-care. We live in a world brimming with information, watching bad news from around the world, and being exposed to a great deal of negativity minute by minute. In some…

I disagree!

Originally posted on Word by Word:
by Kathryn Jane ? I disagree with lots of what goes by me on FB. But instead of lashing out, shaking a finger or fist, unfriending or blocking, I sit back and wonder… Why is this person’s opinion so different from mine? How can she not see what I…

Life Changing

Originally posted on Word by Word:
Gratitude and Positivity  I’m often asked how I manage to stay positive in this crazy world. How I can ignore the horrors we’re bombarded with through social media and television. This is my story. Some years ago I worked twelve hour shifts on the receiving end of  9-1-1 calls.…

What’s your 2019 word?

Originally posted on Word by Word:
by Kathryn Jane New Year’s Resolutions? Nope, never been a thing for me. But five or six years ago I stumbled upon the idea of having a word for the year–something to focus on–and I liked it. Gratitude, Love, Kindness, Smile, and Joy were among my choices between then…

go go go STOP!

Originally posted on Word by Word:
by Kathryn Jane Just when I thought I had everything under control…life happened. I got so sick with the flu that I could barely speak or make the twenty-foot trek to the bathroom alone. Did I mention I NEVER get sick? Yeah, well, I guess I can’t say that…