Monthly Archives: June 2018

Collect Moments…Not Things

Dear Reader: Tomorrow I will be home and there is no doubt that the collection of ‘moments’ will have far exceeded the collection of ‘things!‘ I can hardly wait to sort through this fast excursion of happy adventures into memory … Continue reading

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You Didn’t Come This Far to Only Come This Far

Dear Reader: Haven’t we all experienced those middle of the projects blues when we can’t decide whether to go forward or turn back? I remember the first time going to St. Jude’s Chapel of Hope thinking that this chapel had … Continue reading

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When Was the Last Time You Did Something for the First Time?

Dear Reader: God does work in mysterious ways. I am leaving today, along with Brooke and Jackson, to go see our our favorite mountain couple, Honey and Mike, to make our (long-awaited) pilgrimage return to St. Jude’s Chapel of Hope. … Continue reading

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Watching Nature From My Windows

Dear Reader: I now have my clear sugar water in my hummingbird feeder but, sadly to no avail, since I have not had one hummingbird “customer” at the ‘diner.’ I think I am going to have post directions at the … Continue reading

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The Day We Finally See Ourselves

Dear Reader: Can you reflect back on your past and remember the benchmarks in your life when you ¬†finally saw yourself for whom you are becoming? A person no longer afraid…a quick glimpse into the new possibilities of your life? … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season of Mosquitoes and No-See-Ums

Dear Reader: Yesterday morning when I went out into the garden to water everything ‘real good’ (Summerville hasn’t gotten any of the late afternoon thunderstorms the past two days so the high temps and humidity have already started drooping leaves … Continue reading

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What Makes Us Happy Without…

Dear Reader: I came across a little anecdote that made me pause and re-think happiness….with and without things. The anecdote was titled: Socrates and the Market Place True philosopher that he was, Socrates believed that the wise person would instinctively … Continue reading

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When We Make Checks out to Faith

Dear Reader: I know just about every time the Ya’s and I get together the subject of money or savings come up. Since all of us retired as state employees….teachers and social workers…we all live on a limited (popular phrase-¬†fixed) … Continue reading

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When to “P” and When Not to “P”

  Dear Reader: Sometimes you just have to laugh at yourself and others around you when it comes to dialect…especially in the south. How we speak and how we spell are closely tied together. I remember helping my Uncle Herschel … Continue reading

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A True Tootsie Roll Tale of Courage

Dear Reader: Jakie’s favorite lollipop is a tootsie roll pop. When he gets on the phone with me…it is the first thing he asks if he knows I am coming over soon…”Are you bringing me a tootsie roll pop Boo … Continue reading

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