The Nature of Things

Greetings, friends!  This month the theme is “Nature”, and so many things came to mind, so I’ve decided to write about it all in poem form.  Hope you enjoy. Great majesty of Nature Cathedrals of trees, creating an  Endless cycle of life Birds, bugs, all non-human...

No Room for Excess Baggage

Hey Daily Feelers,  Has anyone been to the airport lately? Man, you can get a ticket to almost anywhere for a good deal. But then you get to the part of the checkout where they ask how many bags you are bringing? That’s when the total jacks right up there. I have...

THE NATURE OF MY SOUL 

“The true profession of a man is finding his way to himself.” Herman Hesse My Soul is learning earthly habits…. It’s finding its true Nature and growing with ‘wisdom’  How many lives must my Soul live  To capture and know its true desire  What I wouldn’t...

The Journey to SELF LOVE…

I haven’t always struggled with Self Love. When I was a kid, I loved me for me. I loved who I was regardless of the name calling, teasing and bullying. I deflected with humor and honestly lived in my own little bubble and couldn’t care less what anyone thought of me....

I Come Alive Where the Wild Things Are…

This month, we are talking about what makes us come alive. Well, it brought to mind one of my favorite books when I was a small child, Where the Wild Things Are.  If you’ve skipped this one, here’s the recap: a tale of a boy named Max who runs away into the woods and...

In Simplicity, There is Beauty

So, we meet again, Feelers… This month, we were given a theme of “What makes you come alive?”- and you know, I really thought about this, because each of us will have different answers to this question.  There are so many different facets to life, in general, but...

We’re Diving.

“Ok, we’re diving today.” Instantly, I look at her. I try to read her face. I immediately give a thumbs up! As a mom, that’s what I’m supposed to do, right? Support and encourage. I could tell she was apprehensive. I was too. I could tell that she had big thoughts and...

Are You Living into Your Alive-ness?

Are You Truly Living? Some spend a lifetime on this planet and never entirely discover what makes them come alive. This is a large part of the self-discovery process.  A journey full of excitement, struggle, and a tremendous amount of learning. Understanding our...

Heart Squeeze

I have been writing for The Daily Feels for almost 4 years. Most of the people who read the things that I write are the people who witness my life firsthand, and somehow still care enough to read about it anyway. (Hi Mom and Dad and Cav. Hello Reesey, and hiiii Ansh.)...

LET THE TREES AND WHEAT GROW AGAIN IN UKRAINE. 

Let the trees and flowers grow again in Ukraine  Where the fields of golden wheat and corn have been  Reduced to char and ashes  By the order of a madman who sends iron guns and trashes All the footsteps of time  He sets himself off; alone  As...

For Your In… Consideration

I was struggling with a topic for my blog this month.   I have always had some seed of an idea that  I wanted to elaborate on.  This month, nothing.  That is odd for me, because I have always had something I wanted to say, preach about or lecture...

Self-Love: Part 2

“I was once afraid of people saying ‘Who does she think she is?’ Now I have the courage to stand and say, ‘This is who I am.’” —Oprah Winfrey There is something so beautiful about a woman stepping into her power, then standing steady, and choosing to define...

Miracles All Around Us

It’s March.  It’s now Spring.  Did you think Spring would ever arrive?  It’s Mother Nature’s little miracle to us!  You may not think of it as a miracle, just a change of season- but I do- and when you believe in miracles, you begin to see them all...

Miracles

Hello Everyone, and a warm welcome to you all! I Thank ‘The Daily Feels’ for publishing this blog and my friend, Julie Slater, for telling me about this publication! As a reader, I have gained a lot of insight and have read many words of wisdom through others’...

(Not So) Invisible Illness

To be honest, this chatty chick had a hard time thinking of what to write this month. I know! Crazy, right? After thinking about it for a bit, I realized I wanted to talk about something that has a huge impact on my life and many other people’s lives…Invisible...

Today is World Down Syndrome Day, 3.21.22

“God may not come when you want, but He’s always right on time” If I can sum up one simple, yet impactful quote that encompasses the many journeys and adversities of my life, THIS would be it! Hello my name is Mary Kim Farkas and I am the mother of a nine year old boy...

A Beautiful Day at the Beach is Always in Reach

Sometimes to find the answer on how to move forward, we need to look to the past. It’s an opportunity to look again, see with fresh eyes and heighten our level of consciousness.  And most importantly acknowledging historical patterns and behaviors presents us...

Love(s) of My Life…Part 2

Love(s) of My Life Someone who I am quite fond of was musing recently, “What if you turn a corner and bump into the love of your life?”  I quickly answered, “Which one?”  I don’t believe in the single love of my life–I know that this is a controversial...

Feeling Pretty Nifty for 50

Did you miss me??? I missed y’all. A special thank you to the lovely/scrumptious Jennifer Boutelle for keeping the feels going and letting me write this blog.  Everyday in life it is a gift. I learned that a long time ago and I try to remember this simple fact...

THE COLORS, FEELINGS, AND PEACE OF MY UNIVERSE

THE PLACE WHERE I LIVE IS MY MIRACLE…  Silence all around me  And it comes from deep within  That’s what is known as peace  It surrounds me  One cannot buy it and it’s not for lease  A calm that’s so serene  A scent of orange...

Dear Woman, I Stand With You

It’s March 2022. It’s supposed to be a month of remembrance for Women’s Rights and all the hero’s before us that made a way for us to prosper. Sounds glorious, right? Well, it would be if our rights didn’t come with an awkward growing phase on complete display for...

Meet Dulce

Dulce is my dulcimer, my Appalachian teardrop dulcimer. My wife got her for me for my 44th birthday (I recently turned 45, so happy Dulce-versary to me). At first, Dulce and I spent time together pretty much daily. In between Microsoft Teams calls, we pretended to...

What Makes a Leader Great

Whether you’ve experienced an outstanding childhood or one that left you yearning for more, I am sure  that at one point or another you promised yourself that you would do certain things differently when  you became a parent. Many people cringe at the...

Self-Love: Part 1

In August of 2020, while spending time with my family in Ohio, I started practicing daily affirmation meditations. Meditation has been an essential aspect of my self-care routine, but affirmations were new to me. I committed 21 days to speaking goodness to myself. I...

What’s Love Got To Do With It 

Ahhhh…It’s that time of year…Valentine’s Day time… For some, it’s all hearts and roses, for others – it’s wearing black and denouncing love.  Then for others – it’s just another date on the calendar. Whatever it is to you, I’m choosing to send you (yes,...

Love Exists in the Blanks

A blank page to many writers is a terrifying sight. It’s a journey into something unknown. We are not always certain where the words will take us and for this reason the emptiness can be trilling, intimidating, and overwhelming all at once. It’s a matter of possessing...

What Is Love? Baby, Don’t Hurt Me. No More.

Hi Daily Feelers,  I hope your month is off to a joyous start. Our theme on The Daily Feels is LOVE. Big shocker, huh? Meh. Typical. I know. However, if you read a few of the blogs thus far this month, you’d notice a pattern. There’s a lot of people questioning...

Love Letter from a Neurodivergent Child

My brain works differently than many of my peers. Not less than. Not wrong. Not “bad,” as some people have often suggested. Just……DIFFERENT. I process the world around me – sounds, smells, thoughts, and feelings in a way that neurotypical people do not always...

FISHING FOR LOVE LETTERS

FISHING FOR LOVE LETTERS  With their little hook  And bated line with a letter  They ask the fishes to help them make a book  To make their Grandma’s life better  Their Nonna, from Italy, could not hear  And always had a fear ...

Oh Sh!t! I Got Covid!

“Mrs. ‘Play it safe’, was afraid to fly. She packed her suitcase and kissed her cats goodbye. She waited the whole pandemic to take that flight, and when she got Covid she thought…” Oh Sh!t!  There are probably so many stories like mine of people being so careful...

There’s Freedom in New Beginnings…

According to the Collins dictionary, new is defined: 1. ADJECTIVE Something that is new has been recently created, built, or invented or is in the process of being created, built, or invented. 2. ADJECTIVE Something that is new has not been used or owned by anyone. 3....

Freedom is Magic…and Scary 

I held in my hands all I’d ever wanted. I held in my hands the piece of paper that was the key to my independence. In front of the DMV doors, on the misty morning of my seventeenth birthday, I held in my hands, my driver’s license.  The excitement that poured out...

Vulnerability is Not So Scary or Is It….

The New Year is here and for some, there is absolutely nothing new and for others everything is new.  A new job, new relationship, new home, or new outlook ready to define the start to 2022.  Or maybe you are one of those people who does not desire anything...

A Flock of New Beginnings

I have NO idea why I called this a Flock of New Beginnings:  Maybe because it just sounded good to me?  Maybe because I was thinking of that guy’s hairdo in A Flock of Seagulls?  Or, maybe because each New Year comes in with the possibilities of new...

The Power of Prayer

How’s everyone doing in 2022? Are you off to a good start? Did you make a few resolutions yet? Well, our theme this month on The Daily Feels is New Beginnings, so here’s my two cents for you when setting out on a few new ventures in the near future.  Resolutions,...

THE NEW WORLD AND THE OLD

THE NEW WORLD AND THE OLD  HISTORY ABOUT THE MALOCCHIO, THE MEDAL AND MORE…  1. The two fingers, down, ward off evil; up, to curse or watch your wife, she’s cheating 2. The one in the middle, ward off evil  3. And on the end; the horned god Faunus...

Finding New Year’s Peace In A Small Town

Finding Peace in the New Year Ever since I was a child, New Year’s Eve has held some special place for me. As a writer, I have loved the idea of redemption and the new beginnings that the New Year promises. And they are only promises, many broken before the vow leaves...

Please Cancel Christmas

“Please Cancel Christmas” (But Only the Stressful and Excessive Parts)” Every holiday season finds me, once again…..stressed out and lamenting the fact that there is too much expectation of mamas everywhere, when all that we really want is to spend time making...