Monthly Archives: July 2019

Are YOU A Softy?

Monday, July 29, 2019

Hello my dear Friends,

It’s Monday Blog time and I’m just darn glad to be here!! I love my Life and I’m so grateful God gave me one. I’m blessed with a sense of happiness and a soft heart! Yep, I’m a softy, alright! So let’s check out a few thoughts from Merriam-Webster about the traits of a “soft-y”:

SOFT; noun:  ENGAGING, KIND, UNASSUMING, LOW-KEY (to name just a few)…

OK now, let’s see what Proverbs 15 says about happy and soft hearts:

1.  A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. 

2. The soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit. 

3. A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit.

4. The discerning heart seeks knowledge, but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly.

5. A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict, but the one who is patient calms a quarrel.

6. A person finds joy in giving an apt reply-and how good is a timely word!

7. The Lord is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.

8. Light in a  messenger’s eyes brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones.

9. Wisdom’s instruction is to fear the Lord and humility comes before honor.

You know, if we all were to put these into practice on a daily basis, I believe we could surely change the world!

All of us need encouragement from time to time and we never know when we might have the opportunity to don our “Softy Hat” and perform an act of kindness. Shoot, I could write a book about the kindness I’ve received in my lifetime…so wonderful, and there’s no better feeling than the gift of kindness, whether you’re the giver or the receiver.

This week, my prayer for us all is that we will walk with a sense of care, concern and kindness in all we do, and that we’ll be conscious of those around us and how we might offer even one word or gesture of kindness. Remember that having a soft heart in a cruel world is courage, not weakness. Amen!

Thank you for visiting with me here today and I hope this week is a Blessing for you.

GOD is Good! GOD is Great!! Always!!!

I love you,


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Summertime at Grandma’s House!!

To all the grandparents…I know you feel my JOY!!

Author Margaret McBride

Monday, July 16, 2018

Welcome, Everyone!!

Happy Monday and thank you for sharing some time with me today! If you ever feel like leaving a comment or two, please do so and I’ll be grateful.

So I woke up today excited about my blog and as soon as I sat down at my desk, I ran across the image above and instantly I knew I was to share some “grandma moments” with you all today.

When I had my first child I thought, “Thank you, God, how incredible!” Then, a few years later I had my second child and felt even more grateful and ask God what had I ever done to deserve these two precious gifts he had bestowed upon me! The love a parent has for a child is indescribable…if you’re a parent, you know what I mean.

As my gift of Life continued to unfold, my two precious gifts gave me…

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Following Two Little Girls—From the Playground to the Couch

Author Margaret McBride

The story of my book, “That Melvin Bray”, is written from the memories of an adult Maggie as she  relives her past with Lizzy, her best friend of nearly forty years, aka, Dr. Lizabeth Benis, a successful psychiatrist in Boston. As Maggie recants their shared childhood memories, she will also wonder off into her own private thoughts, to you, the reader, allowing an even closer look into her troubled soul.

These two met at the ripe old age of six on the wonderful playground they would share for many years. They were as different as night and day—opposites, however, that was the bonding glue which held them together.

Maggie was six months younger than Lizzy and very attached to her Mother. Lizzy, on the other hand, was more than six months older than Lizzy, in her own mind, that is, and was not very emotionally attached to her Mother, nor anyone else for…

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