Two remarkable women, both named Patricia hold the position of (Not So) New Blogs Of The Week. Their life experiences have taught them not only wisdom, but how to share, teach others, and continue to give back to society.
In no particular order, the first Patricia authors Patricia’s Wisdom.
Patricia is an Ordained Minister with a Master’s degree in Adult Education & Counseling. She blogs in an effort to leave this world a better place, to share, to teach, to communicate with others, to be part of a larger community, to write and to have fun.
On her “About Me” page she shares,
I think every task has a part that is hard to do or not quite to your liking or just not the most fulfilling activity one could be doing in their life.I am looking forward to working at something that draws together the things I do well and celebrates that effort. It is a bit like planting a flower bulb and hoping that after the winter departs we will find the joy in the bulbs bursting forth and putting on a bloom for all to enjoy.I am ready to bloom where I am planted.
Reading her blog, you’ll find her articles such as.
From her post titled, Factoid Friday: ANTS or Automatic Negative Thinking she says,
ANT #9: (THE MOST POISONOUS RED ANT) Blame. “Whenever you blame someone else for the problems in your life, you become powerless to change anything. Many kids play the Blame Game, but it rarely helps them. Stay away from blaming thought and take personal responsibility for your life.”
The other “ANTS” are just as interesting, and when reading them, she makes us realize how negative thoughts can lead to greater problems in our lives.
The second Patricia is the creator of Spiritual Journey of A LightWorker.
Patricia shares stories in her blog of her recovery from incest and abuse. She documents her journey and shares the resources that have helped in her healing process.
On her “About Me” page, she writes,
Before I started blogging, I had even stopped calling myself an Incest Survivor because that wasn’t who I was any longer. I only do it now as a point of reference to offer what I have learned about myself because of the incest to others who might need the hope and love that I have learned. We are all so much more than our experiences can define us as.
Examples of Patricia’s great work are evident in posts such as,
and in The Power Of Your Words in which she writes,
The real issue is the value that I put on myself, how I feel about myself inside. The real issue is the words spoken inside my head that still say “I am a bad person because . . .” I am not a bad person because of what my house looks like or doesn’t look like. Any person that judges me for what my house looks like isn’t a real friend anyway. I don’t have any friends that judge me that way. I was doing it to myself, again. It always surprises me, these days, when I find a negative tape from my childhood that is still affecting me as an adult. This is another instance where I just need to love myself though the hurt until I can know that I am a good, loving person no matter what my background of abuse is. I will not continue to be a victim of that childhood.
That’s pretty powerful, isn’t it? It makes me wonder how often negative tapes from our childhood affect all of us.
As you can see, both of these Patricia’s are wise women. They’ve lived a full life and with their blogs are sharing with the world all they’ve learned. I see that as a precious gift.
Please join me in re-welcoming these two beautiful women to the Blogging Without A Blog community.
Enjoy your reign!
Your tiaras are in the mail.