Monthly Archives: February 2012

Act as if

William James wrote “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does“. I typically use a lot of words when I speak and when I write. I am much more Steinbeck than Hemingway. There are times when someone … Continue reading

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Hold Your Breath

100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week#32 Posted on February 27, 2012 Here is the information from the site about this weeks challenge (the 100 word challenge week 32) .” Following last week’s topical slant and as it is a Leap … Continue reading

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My Voting Adventure(s)

I know I have expressed before that I love to vote. I love that I get to make my voice heard. I have followed Presidential primaries since 1968; I was in junior high and our history teacher got us all … Continue reading

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Family Construction

Don’t you find that all kinds of little things go into the building of something magnificent? It happens stitch by stitch or brick by brick. It takes time…but it is so very worth it. Then when you look back over … Continue reading

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Share Your World Week 12

http://ceeslifephotographyblog.wordpress.com/category/share-your-world/ this is Cee’s project to help us get to know each other better. Click on the link above to see how to start participating. Here are the 4 questions for this week~ and my answers! Here are the four Share … Continue reading

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NO! We Cannot

“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men”. ~~Herman Melville We are so connected. We have to remember that. If we tear apart one part of the fabric or scarf or tapestry that we … Continue reading

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Road Taken or Not Taken

My husband recently traveled to the Boston area. How in the world can I think of Boston and all of New England without thinking of the Kennedys, President Kennedy and  Robert Frost? Some of you may not be aware the … Continue reading

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Landscape

Jake’s topic for this week is landscape. Here is the link to his post at his site. http://jakesprinters.wordpress.com/2012/02/25/sunday-post-landscape/ When I think of the topic of a landscape, I initially think of it from the art history class perspective. I think of rolling … Continue reading

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Bit off more than I could chew

I have been away from my blog for a few days. I bit off more than I could chew as it turned out. I signed on about 2/16 as a freelance writer with a company that has a bright future. … Continue reading

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Dawn Salutation

I am still playing a bit of catch-up! The post is dated 2/25—but I am writing it in a dash to “catch up” on 2/27. When I think of dawn I think of many things. The first thing I think … Continue reading

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Cat Morning

Dawn—by Paul Laurence Dunbar~~ “An angel, robed in spotless white, Bent down and kissed the sleeping Night. Night woke to blush; the sprite was gone. Men saw the blush and called it Dawn”. I absolutely love that imagery…..the angel, the … Continue reading

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Good Morning! Or as Shakespeare Would Say, Good Morrow..

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Although this article is dated the 23rd, I wrote it on the 27th. I am one of those rare birds that can either be a morning person or a night owl. Actually, these days the hard part is falling asleep … Continue reading

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Sail On Silver Girl (or Guy)

My oldies station played Bridge Over Troubled Water this Morning. I love that song and always sing along at the top of my lungs. Perhaps it is because one of my beloved junior high teachers would frequently provide is index … Continue reading

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Yes!! My Comment Problem is Fixed!

Yesterday I posted about a problem with getting my dashboard set up right for discussions. http://believeanyway.wordpress.com/2012/02/20/help-are-you-able-to-post-comments-here/. Instantly so many of you sprang into action talking me through it. Boy do I appreciate that! The problem that I described is fixed and … Continue reading

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On My Sesame Street Today’s Letter is All of Them!

I handed out some Sunshine Awards today — but you know me. There is more happiness to spread around. How can that be? He-he-he…your perennial optimist has ways, oh yes she does!! Awhile back I received the ABC Award. It … Continue reading

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How Someone Spread Technicolor Day Dream Sunshine Into My Life

I told you in yesterday’s post how I got the nickname Sunshine in college. If you didn’t see it, the link is here.http://believeanyway.wordpress.com/2012/02/20/my-friend-created-sunshine-in-my-life/ I wrote then that I had a further surprise. Here it is. Knowing that story, imagine my  true … Continue reading

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Help! Are You Able to Post Comments Here??

**** Update: the problem that I described below on 2/20/2012 is fixed and I actually understand how to do it. THANK you to every blogger who commented and emailed and talked me through it. When I tell people WP has … Continue reading

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My Friend Created Sunshine in My Life

When I was in college, I had a good friend. Her name was Carolyn Peter Evans. But she always went and still goes by the nickname Pete. She was a wondrous friend. She graduated a year ahead of me. We … Continue reading

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God Bless the Friend Who Gave Me the Kreative!

At least a week ago Amy Elizabeth of tbnranch gave me the Kreative Blogger Award. It has taken me way to long to publicly thank her for the gracious gift. Thank you so much, Amy Elizabeth. If you haven’t been … Continue reading

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Share Your World Sunday

Fellow blogger Cee at: http://ceeslifephotographyblog.wordpress.com/2012/02/18/share-your-world-week-  started a lovely tradition/activity. It is called Share Your World Sunday. It is a lovely, sweet community-building activity. Finally I am able to get to it this week. What can I say, I go in fits … Continue reading

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Let it go

I am a good and compassionate listener. I take people at their word. I take their words to heart. The result of that can be that there are times when their criticism brings me down. It takes a lot of … Continue reading

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How was your day, dear?

When I was a kid, my mom was home with us full time. I looked forward to seeing her each day when I walked home. I never took the school bus, and I never had a ride home. We always … Continue reading

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The Miraculous Pool Man

February 17, 2012 | NEWS This article was in the Arizona Republic the day after Valentine’s Day. I cannot improve on it. Nothing I say or write could possible increase the miraculous beauty of this article. Pool-repair guy’s act of … Continue reading

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A Song that Brightens My Day

I recently wrote about being a cheerful giver. If you missed it, here is the link: http://believeanyway.wordpress.com/2012/02/16/god-loves-a-cheerful-giver/ In that post I did not mention how I came to use that term in my life. When I was in 8th grade, our … Continue reading

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God Loves A Cheerful Giver

God wants us to be cheerful and joyous. Let’s face it, the world NEEDS us to be cheerful. Now I am not talking about those struggling with depression and illness right now. Rather I am talking about the rest of … Continue reading

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Fear or Faith

I am of a divided mind at times. It is important to me to stay abreast of the news and know what is going on in the world. It is rarely possible, though, to find news coverage that doesn’t have … Continue reading

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How Dan Cupid Came to My House Every Year

When I was growing up, Valentine’s Day was a very big deal at my house. It was my parents’ anniversary. They were very romantic. They believed in establishing a lot of traditions to make all kinds of days special. At … Continue reading

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Leap and the Net Will Appear

“Leap and the net will appear” –John Burroughs. Why I am writing about this right before Valentine’s Day? Loving is a leap of faith. When we love, we often move forward with our gift of love, not knowing for sure … Continue reading

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Somedays I Miss John Denver

I was a fan of many kinds of music in high school, college, and beyond. Folk music stirred my heart and soul. Big band music and singers of that era were on our radio all the time because my parents … Continue reading

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Kind Words

“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.”– Mother Teresa. I saw this quote today in a Daily Thought email I get from Simple Magazine. But I have seen this quote before. Mother … Continue reading

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Last Night

Last night I lay in bed looking at the stars in the sky. Then I said, where the heck is the ceiling?

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