What’s Done is Done

In a few days the year 2014 will be in the history books, and the glass will be half empty or half full depending on which glass you pick up for 2015.  So many glasses to choose from in a New Year.

Time to shed the skins of what ifs and buts and the Three Stooges of couldas, wouldas and shouldas.  What’s done is done.  We can’t change 2014, but we will have a new opportunity in 2015 to make amends for our transgressions and forgive ourselves as we forgive others, to celebrate our achievements and victories won in the past year as we remain committed to each other and to the causes we support.

In this world of too much information bombarded relentlessly in cyberspace every day, can we somehow manage to maintain an up close and personal connection to the people who matter in our lives; and can we be warriors for kindness in 2015 and set good examples in our homes first and then our communities and then our nation so that the news is better for everyone.

In a nation of plenty may we find food for the hungry, walls for the wind and roofs for the rain for the homeless, laughter and joy for the chronically ill; comfort for those who grieve, and hope for those who struggle with the demons of doubt and depression.  These are our opportunities for the New Year and Resolutions that will transform our lives and the lives of others.

No need to wait for 2015 – the glass is half full already.

We can start today.  Be kind to one another.

Thank you so much for stopping by to spend time with me here in the past years.  I appreciate your comments and visits and Teresa and I wish you all a Happy Holiday Season and a New Year of promise with whatever glass you choose.


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About Sheila Morris

Sheila Morris is a personal historian, essayist with humorist tendencies, lesbian activist, truth seeker and speaker in the tradition of other female Texas storytellers including her paternal grandmother. In December, 2017, the University of South Carolina Press published her collection of first-person accounts of a few of the people primarily responsible for the development of LGBTQ organizations in South Carolina. Southern Perspectives on the Queer Movement: Committed to Home will resonate with everyone interested in LGBTQ history in the South during the tumultuous times from the AIDS pandemic to marriage equality. She has published five nonfiction books including two memoirs, an essay compilation and two collections of her favorite blogs from I'll Call It Like I See It. Her first book, Deep in the Heart: A Memoir of Love and Longing received a Golden Crown Literary Society Award in 2008. Her writings have been included in various anthologies - most recently the 2017 Saints and Sinners Literary Magazine. Her latest book, Four Ticket Ride, was released in January, 2019. She is a displaced Texan living in South Carolina with her wife Teresa Williams and their dogs Spike, Charly and Carl. She is also Naynay to her two granddaughters Ella and Molly James who light up her life for real. Born in rural Grimes County, Texas in 1946 her Texas roots still run wide and deep.
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11 Responses to What’s Done is Done

  1. boblamb says:

    I’m starting TODAY!
    Good to see you at the library. Sold four books and enjoyed chatting with old friends and writers.
    Merry Christmas!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Hi Bob, I wouldn’t take anything for getting to see you and Margaret at the library Saturday! You both look great – the beach life must agree with you. It was great fun to listen to the open mic and hear the stories being told in South Carolina these days by some talented writers, not the least of which is you! You are a literary voice that has inspired me in many ways, and I appreciate your talent as a writer and your encouragement as a publisher.
      Please tell Margaret that Drew’s bride-to-be is Carolina Jeffords who is the same girl he’s been with for several years now so I’m sure Tyler and Carson will remember her. They are getting married in April, and we are thrilled!! He is a different guy, and that makes Teresa very happy which makes me very happy, too!!
      Merry Christmas to you both and to all of your family!
      Much love,


  2. Dianne Heiser says:

    Merry Christmas to you both, and a Happy New Year! Love, James and Dianne

    Sent from my Windows Phone ________________________________

    Liked by 1 person

    • Merry Christmas, Dianne and James!! I hope you have a wonderful time with your family and friends, too! It’s always good to hear from you…I never know who reads these posts, so I appreciate your writing a comment from time to time…:)


  3. hulanne@earthlink.net says:

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    Thank you, Sheila, I hope you and Teresa have a blessed Christmas and a happy, happy FULL glass in the New Year.  Keep the great books coming.  They are a delight.             Love,                     Anne


    • Merry Christmas, Anne! And thank you for coming by to read the blog – you are one of our longest and most faithful readers – and it makes it extra special because you are also my family.
      I hope you and your children and grandchildren will have a wonderful holiday season – I’ll look forward to visiting with you next year when I come back to Texas!!


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  5. Hope you both have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year, Sheila. Pawkisses for a wonderful time…and for a glass that is never empty 🙂 ❤


  6. Three things:
    1. Be Kind
    2. Be Kind
    3. Be Kind
    If only more people viewed the glass as half full and were kind.
    Happy New Year!


  7. Be kind…the glass is half full for you…you are a pacesetter!! Happy New Year!!


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