Yes…October is here…with promises of Monsters, Witches, Warlocks, Ghouls and Goblins…Along with Mother Natures Harvest…

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With an abundance of Beautiful paths to roam…

wpid-bdfa8f89d4effcc1fdf6cc2d605d58bb.jpg  Fall Leaves to play in…wpid-screenshot_2015-10-01-05-37-59_1.jpg

Corn Field mazes to walk through… wpid-screenshot_2015-10-01-05-40-29_1.jpg


And don’t forget the Pumpkins to carve…wpid-screenshot_2015-09-30-01-45-04_1.jpg

Whatever October brings for you…Enjoy it!!!

But this post is about MONSTERS… this month reminds us of all kinds of Monsters…

wpid-screenshot_2015-09-30-01-47-52_1.jpg  Those from Horror movies and Bad Dreams…

and those Fun and Friendly ones…wpid-screenshot_2015-09-30-01-52-47_1.jpg Like our friends from Monsters Inc.!

But they are not the only Monsters lurking in she shadows…

wpid-screenshot_2015-09-30-01-42-04_1.jpg   There are real life Monsters…Some of our Monsters Haunt our dreams, others walk around with us during the day…They can be all around us…Yelling in our ears…wpid-screenshot_2015-09-30-01-54-47_1.jpg

Or Changing our outlook on life, making us believe we are less important than they are, and controlling our every move…

wpid-screenshot_2015-09-30-02-13-21_1.jpg  With Violence, and intimidation…

With Threats and Verbal abuse… wpid-screenshot_2015-09-30-01-54-18_1.jpg

wpid-screenshot_2015-09-30-02-15-16_1.jpg  All Manner of Chaos and Mayhem!  True sources of consternation!

But….Like all the Pretend Monsters out there casting spells, and the scary creatures roaming our imaginations….wpid-screenshot_2015-09-30-01-49-53_1.jpg

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Yes it is hard…and seems like a never-ending stretch of road with no way out…and at times, it takes every ounce of strength we have to just get through the day.

But we can do it….we can do anything we set our minds to…I know…I’ve lived through some monstrous times in my life, and I am still here Blogging about it.

Oh it has been a long and scary road, still is, at this time of year especially.  I am constantly reminded of many of my Deamons…those that still lurk just beyond my control.  I am though, working on them and will continue to do so. Until one day…my monsters will only be the cute…

wpid-screenshot_2015-09-30-01-51-52_1.jpg  pretend ones we see on cartoons, and the fun witches, ghosts and goblins that come to the door each Halloween night…


When the Jack-O-Lanterns are carved…


and Treats abound…


Or we watch the scary movies on T.V. or in the theatres…


They are the only monsters I want to have in my life…and only once a year…Not all year-long.


Lets keep fighting the all the Monsters in our lives… Have a Safe and Fun October!

Thanks for Hearing!


Bea Heard


I believe I have had enough of a rest.  I did have to really push myself today, to get back into the swing of writing though.

It took one of my children coming in to say he had hurt his knee and that was enough to get me out of my cave and into the real world.  Funny how being a Mamma Bear works wonders on your mental state.  I, as  many of you, will do anything for your cubs.

This picture from and by Thomas Lefebvre

This picture from and by Thomas Lefebvre

So getting up, helping him, feeding him something, was just the right medicine today.

Baby steps they say….and I tend to agree, because, as this picture depicts….wpid-screenshot_2015-09-14-14-07-11_1.jpg they at this stage,  don’t take many steps…

You could say though that I am more like this Baby Slough who is taking a ride on Moms back…wpid-screenshot_2015-09-14-14-07-34_1.jpg

It seem I have a tendency to wait for a ride into life…just need to be pushed, as I have trouble pushing myself sometimes.

What I really want and Need is to be taking Adult steps… wpid-screenshot_2015-09-14-14-08-29_1.jpg  you would think I should be there at this point in my life…But… the setbacks that I have had are Great.  They have taken their toll on me.  So as many of you suffering after abuse well know…it is difficult to see the world the way you did before.  I know that I am not the only one who feels this, and I see others who have suffered the same, if not more, being much more productive than I am.

But I also have come to realize that we all handle things different, and we all have suffered Great setbacks, and we are all doing the best we can at this point.

I WANT TO DO MORE…Thus this blog, and pushing myself to do things that I would not normally do.   Yes, at times I need a push, a reminder, etc., but I want it bad enough to keep going.

I’m putting this quote as a reminder to myself, and maybe it will inspire others.  I found it on Pinterest, not sure who put it there, or I would give them credit.

From Pinterest...not sure who the author is.

From Pinterest…not sure who the author is.

Thanks also to for the ability to find more photos…the others were from them.  It is a Great site..where you can share photos, and use photos from others who join the site.

Everyone keep your heads up…keep fighting…keep believing, and we will all make it through together, and with the continued Grace of God!

So….with that….Enough of a rest….Lets get Back to Work!

Thanks for Hearing!


Bea Heard