Monthly Archives: February 2016

Start Making “JOY” Dates with Yourself

Dear Reader: I started thinking the other day if  Anne Herbert started a whole movement called “random acts of kindness” to counteract the random acts of violence and hatred that seemed to dominate the news, then why shouldn’t we make … Continue reading

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Let Joy Lead the Way

Dear Reader: What you gotta love about children the most is their unabashed demonstrations of sheer joy! It is one of the greatest joys of a grandparent to simply watch them grow. Rutledge insisted on pushing Lachlan in the swing. … Continue reading

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Simplify More to Be More

Dear Reader: Isn’t it interesting to see how the pendulum swings from social change and mores between gathering and scattering? In the sixties we saw a movement (hippie/flower children) to eradicate war, live and love simply in a type of … Continue reading

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“Can’t Not Do” People

Dear Reader: From the time we all heard the story of “The Little Engine That Could,” we have had the mantra ingrained in us that if we just try hard enough and keep a positive attitude, “I think I can,” success … Continue reading

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A Mid-Winter Secret Rendevous

Dear Reader: I had you for a moment, didn’t I? Perhaps you thought (for a fleeting second) that Ole’ Boo had her a man hidden around somewhere….sorry to disappoint…as of this day in time my romances are lived vicariously through … Continue reading

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Sympathetic Joy

Dear Reader: Doesn’t it seem like every time we turn around…someone is mentioning the phrase “A Random Act of Kindness.” I decided to track down the origin of the expression and it lead me down a fascinating afternoon detour. This … Continue reading

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A Perfectly Timed Pause

  “Take a walk with a turtle. Behold the world in PAUSE.” When we think about it….a pause is one of God’s greatest gifts to us . The great comedian, Jack Benny, once remarked: “It’s not so much knowing when … Continue reading

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“The Time of Day Belongs to Everyone”

Dear Reader: When I was looking for a little memento to give Brooke of our  NYC Christmas adventure….I thought this Christmas Tree ornament, showing a NYC taxicab, about summed it all up. We watched Henry, Brooke’s son, dash through cars … Continue reading

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Bliss

Dear Reader: Bliss is the name of my little girl statue in the garden. I think I told you that the children got her for me as a gift for the garden when  it was first taking shape. I loved … Continue reading

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