Nice, Just Saying

I try to be positive, encouraging and kind. In the world that we live in today it’s needed. People need some grace and peace along with love to get them through.

Of course you have to stand up to those who bad things. Sometimes not being a nice guy can do a world of good when others are in harm’s way.

In the end how we treat others is a indelible legacy we leave behind. To me goodness is the real gold standard and the greatest fashion accessory. You are also never fully dressed without a smile.

Love one another that means all y’all.

Pasta “e-z” Fagioli

This is a comforting soup that is nourishing and tasty. It makes a good amount for leftovers too.

The Soup Diva

  • 1 cup pancetta or bacon, diced*
  • 2 carrots, diced*
  • 2 stalks celery, diced*
  • 1 small onion, diced*
  • 2 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1 can white beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 1 medium can tomato sauce
  • 1 medium can diced tomatoes (with Italians seasonings if available)
  • 1 1/2 cups small pasta (ditalini is traditional)
  • 32 oz chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Red pepper flakes to taste (optional)
  • Italian parsley and grated or shaved Parmesan to garnish
Put pancetta, diced vegetables, garlic, salt, and black pepper in large crock pot on high for 1-2 hours; then add all ingredients except pasta and reduce heat to low. (If you are in a hurry, you can cook the meat and veggies on the stove, then put in the crock with all the other ingredients.) Cook an additional 5-6 hours, then add pasta and turn heat to warm or off (test…

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Being Inclusive In Ones Language

I think inclusive language is important these days. However that seems to be a moving target of what people want to be called. Pronouns are important but it seems like that rule changes frequently. Doing the right thing by people can be very hard. No one wants to be offended but eventually it will happen.

Perhaps grace and information can help people be more considerate, more kind to one another. If one is offended by what someone calls them in an attempt to reach out then perhaps some kindness and understanding that someone cares to try to meet where they are. What this is really is treating people as you would want to be treated or something like that. Names and titles are things that are important to people so I want them to be important to me.

Personally I don’t wanna get anything wrong. As a people pleaser I really want to do right by people because I think it’s the right thing to do.