No unexpected guests come to my house. Here’s why:

Cranky Old Lady with gun

Cranky Old Lady knows how to shoot and might not stop to ask questions of unexpected visitors.

Yes, in Colorado Cranky Old Ladies can legally carry guns.

Further warning, at times I shoot better than my Cranky Old Man.

A final warning:

Punky the Pup, our Schnorkie. A cross between a Schnauzer and a Yorky. An accidental messing with Mother Nature. Purebreds are planned messing.

Punky the Pup, our Schnorkie (cross between a Schnauzer and a Yorky.)  His bark sounds big and he has been known to bite when he thinKs necessary.

Emotional fitness Thoughts and tips

I am a pacifist by nature, but I am also a strong believer that ending kindness when an obvious  need for self-defense exists.  Why I had my kids all take karate and suggest all parents do the same.  Why I would not be without a dog of one sort or another. Two or three if I were younger.

As Frederic Bastiat,  a French classical liberal theorist, political economist, and member of the French assembly, noted “Law is solely the organization of the individual to right of self-defense which existed before law was formalized. ”

staying strong

Sample Emotional Fitness Training’s Easy Emotional Fitness Exercises.  They are designed to keep feelings from bossing you.  Today’s free Emotional Fitness Poster Coach reminds you of the three most important feeling facts.

Three Important Feeling Facts.

What you don’t know about feelings hurts. Think about these three facts.

EFTI’s poster coaches are free digital downloads designed to improve Emotional Intelligence. Best printed up in color on card stock. they can be posted almost anywhere. Their intended audience? Anyone who wants to improve their emotional fitness or anyone else’s emotional intelligence. Parents, teachers, therapists, coaches, fitness trainers, school guidance counselors, preachers, and non-preachers.

Your help needed.  Take a few minutes to help me improve my poster coaches.  I started Emotional Fitness Training, Inc with the idea of “Making Money Doing Good.” Making money has been a failure, but I keep trying.  People do like my poster coaches, but I keep hoping to make at least a tiny bit of money.  Not happening.  Before I give up, I am hoping to make them a bit more saleable.

As always thank you for all you do to Practice Kindness, a major emotional intelligence boosting practice. Liking, commenting, or sharing any social media you find helpful is one way to be kind. It may seem like a little, however, doing a little matters a lot.


P.S. This post was in response to a WordPress Daily Prompt about unexpected guests.   “You walk into your home to find a couple you don’t know sitting in your living room, eating a slice of cake. Tell us what happens next.”



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