Quote – Healing – Week #25

You have the power to heal your life, and you need to know that. We think so often that we are helpless, but we’re not. We always have the power of our minds… Claim and consciously use your power.


Written for Marsha’s Writer’s Quotes Wednesdays Writing Challenge #25: Healing

I’m going to stay with my family photo for the feature for another week. Mother’s Day weekend was a healing time for me. I have been heartbroken to not see two of my kids and my grandkids since January 2020. I’ve seen my youngest daughter on occasion because she lives in Jacksonville, but those times have not been quality times either, but it has been better than FaceTime only. No hugs, no hanging out for no reason…for over a year. Unfortunately, the pandemic has left us all feeling helpless and I know I’m not alone.


I’m not a big proponent for vaccines, but Covid 19 is different. There was no question in my mind that I was getting the vaccine when it came my turn. I received my first vaccine 2 days after I was eligible. This was me doing something towards getting to see my family and healing my broken heart.

Two granddaughters playing a balance game.  It is a wooden ship with 25 pieces.  5 pieces of different cargo items are light and heavy weighted. Roll the dice to see what you have to mount on the boat without tipping it over.
Grampy playing the Boat Game with the girls.

Grampy, Payton and Kristen were playing the Pirate Ship balance game. It has a total of 25 pieces (5 of each of the following: gold bars, treasure chests, barrels, cannon balls and vases. Each item is weighted from light to heavy. Each person takes a turn rolling a die that has these images on each of the 5 sides with the 6th side as a wild pick and the person who rolls it can choose from what remains to try to keep the balance. This game teaches balance and has a bit of a strategy. Whoever topples the boat, loses. Kristen (in the middle) was the first out and then Grampy lost his balance near the end. Payton (on the left) won that game. This would have been great for Quotes on Balance but it hadn’t happened yet.

We played games most of the weekend. Games for the kids and games for the adults. Scrabble was the adult game and Payton joined in with Grampy the first night and my daughter Alecia the second night. There is no competitive nature in our family (cough cough with sarcasm). Payton will be 10 soon and she picked it up pretty quick. It is hard to beat my daughter. She is brutal. She beat me on Saturday night because I got stuck with the Q. Sunday, I won by 1 point. There’s no competition here! LOL!

I used my power as soon as I was able to change my situation to keep myself as safe as possible to receive the reward of spending time with my family. I came back from Tampa feeling restored back to my old self.

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36 Comments on “Quote – Healing – Week #25

    • It was so good! The kids loved it. Got them off the video games for a while. We bought this game a couple of years ago and this was only the second time we played it with the grandkids. We like playing cards but they didn’t get out of the bag this time. 🙂

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      • I didn’t realize it until we spent the time with them. I don’t suffer from depression, but I couldn’t believe how much my spirits were lifted. I’m usually pretty good at knowing but I got knocked up the side of my head (metaphorically of course). 😉

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  1. What a beautiful picture, Lisa. You and your daughter look a lot alike. “We think so often that we are helpless, but we’re not. …” This quote is one we ought to carve into our brains. We have much more power than we think to heal ourselves and to accomplish things. Such a perfect post for this week. Thanks for being such a loyal supporter of #WQWWC. You are awesome. 🙂

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  3. This sounds so lovely. My family love to play games, we always have done. I can’t go visit my grandparents without getting a quick game of cards in – haha. Great post, thank you for sharing your special family time with us. KL ❤

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    • Thank you KL. I’ve missed them and the fun we have playing games. The cards didn’t even make it out of the bag. We will save that for next time. 🙂


  4. I enjoyed your post Lisa. I’m catching up on last weeks posts. I seem to miss alot of them on the first day. 🙂

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    • I’m glad you did. I’m so far behind, I can’t hardly breathe. A Tik Tok video went viral on Monday (not mine) but people found my Etsy store and my stamps. I’ve been slammed all week. This is the first time I’ve been on in 3 days. 🙂 I’ve missed so much! 🙂


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