An Attitude of Gratitude makes a difference in my perception of life in general. Sometimes I must slow down to look at what matters most to make my attitude change from a negative perspective to the positive. Having 19-million views on Google Maps does make me feel grateful on one level, but it’s only another … Continue reading Gratitude 2021 →
When the year 2020 began, I believed it was going to be a wonderful year, and as in other things, it is a matter of perception of whether it has or has not been a wonderful year. For me, I lived to fight many more days and continue to be thrilled and happy to be … Continue reading Gratitude 2020 by Wayne T. Dowdy →
Today I will relax and be thankful that I no longer have to dig in the dirt while a shotgun boss stands guard waiting for someone with rabbit in their blood to take off into the woods.
The AA battery exploded before he completed his instruction. Particles of the battery struck both corneas of my eyes. I screamed, blinded by tears, eyes on fire.
from Wayne T. Dowdy Last year on December 23, 2015, I posted “Plot to Stop Santa by Mr. D.” to add a little humor to the holiday season (read it on straightfromthepen.wordpress.com or waynedowdy.weebly.com and check out Santa’s militarized sled). This year I am writing along personal lines and will share some previous messages I … Continue reading GRATITUDE AND MORE →
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Finding the bright side of life can be a challenge if filled with self-pity because life is not happening the way I feel it should.
Having served over 30-years in the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prison, I walked out of an era with demons and dragons trying to hold me back as I reentered a society, unlike the one I left behind in 1988.
I had never used a cellphone, been on the Internet, or experienced life on the Outside without chains wrapped around my waist, wrists, and ankles.