Monthly Archives: May 2016

Be Kind to Yourself!

Dear Reader: When I look out my “blog bungalow” window I get to see the ginger plant Vickie recently gave me. Because I had been told that it would add a lovely scent seasonally to the garden I searched in … Continue reading

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Become a Lake…

Dear Reader: As I was searching through my old electronic files yesterday, I came across an anecdote that made me pause and reflect; The name of the story is: “Become a Lake” An aging Hindu master grew tired of his … Continue reading

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You Can Choose to Want Less…

Dear Reader: I remember Uncle Herschel telling me one time:  “There are two ways to be rich, Becky….earn more or want less.” Uncle Herschel was a very wise man. I spent most of my working life living from paycheck to paycheck … Continue reading

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“You’ve Got to Get Up Every Morning with a Smile on Your Face”

Dear Reader: I woke up yesterday feeling so good with a big smile on my face. There was no particular reason for it besides just being happy to wake up to life. Now that I think about it….that’s a really … Continue reading

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“Brave, Afraid, and Very, Very Alive”

Dear Reader: I think the vast majority of us during different stages (or at least one stage) of our existence have lived lives more to please others than ourselves. At least I know that was true in my case. Whether … Continue reading

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The Day We Feel Like We Belong in This World

Dear Reader: Wasn’t yesterday the most beautiful day yet? It was a “Zippity do-Dah” day! I couldn’t stay inside yesterday afternoon, so I just started wandering around the garden, yard, and then neighborhood….for once not worried about watering or planting…just … Continue reading

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“Where Have All the Butterflies Gone?”

Dear Reader: Even though the remarkably talented Pete Seeger wrote (what some music critics deem) the most influential folk song from the sixties (“Where Have All the Flowers Gone“)…it was the equally talented trio of Peter, Paul, and Mary whose beautifully … Continue reading

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Recognizing the Talents Within…

Dear Reader: I love to sit in my Lazy Boy recliner and stare at the painting on the opposite wall that Mandy created for me when the den was going through renovations and transforming into my Happy Room. Isn’t it … Continue reading

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When Time is our Friend…From Common Place to Treasure

Dear Reader: How many times have we looked in the mirror (tongue-in-cheek) and thought “Time is no friend of mine!” But then stepped away and compared our life today to the past and suddenly seen exactly what a friend time has … Continue reading

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By Love Possessed

                    Dear Reader: During her writing of  Simple Abundance Sarah Breathnach discovered (while researching the Victorian Period) that worldly goods were once viewed as evidence of God’s favor. And even today … Continue reading

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