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Margaret Barry Settlement House
I am a perennial optimist
I Am Becoming the Me I Was Born To BeAs I journey through this part of my life I have discovered my next mountain. The key is to be the me I want to be in the world, as my gift back to God.
- Good Wednesday to you
- wishing you porch swings and compasses
- Pause with me
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was right
- I fell in love with the ocean
- H2O therapy
- Get out there …
- Stay in grace
- Sometimes You Just Have to Have Popcorn
- Wait …. ok, let’s go
- May God bless you tonight
- The Great Depression & my parents
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Monthly Archives: June 2011
When I travel I prefer the window seat if it is a flight of about 4 hours or less. That way once I am settled, I can just stay put. I usually have a book or my kindle along and … Continue reading
Topic #172: What have you feared that turned out to be much easier than you expected? I have to say that blogging and wordpress to a certain extent are easier than I expected. I am beginning to learn a few … Continue reading
Topic #171: Do you believe in free-will? Can you prove what you believe? Oh boy, philosophy! Yes I most definitely believe in free will. I do not believe that every moment of my life is some sort of pre-ordained/predetermined scenario. … Continue reading
Topic #170. They say everything happens for a reason. Do you think this is true? If so, what is the reason for this topic? Of course I think this is true. That does not mean, for example, if I am … Continue reading
topic #169: If given the choice, are you the kind of person who takes the red pill, or the blue pill? Why? When do you willfully do the opposite? “You take the blue pill – the story ends, you wake … Continue reading
Weekly Photo Challenge: Refreshing.
Topic #168: How long do you stay angry at someone or something? What’s the longest grudge you’ve ever held? Why do you think we hold grudges? Well now, isn’t that interesting. This is something I really have to work on … Continue reading
Stand up now, or die!? (get out of your chair) Oh boy—as far as things like weight bearing exercise, situps, pushups, squats and lunges, I am woefully out of shape! Now I have paid attention to my cardio, so I … Continue reading
When was the last time you changed your mind?. The last time I changed my mind was toward the end of the school year. Until then, I had cast a wide net when advertising for potential students to tutor. I … Continue reading
What war is worth fighting?. The wars that are worth fighting are wars that are in self-defense in the case that another country has attacked your country or declared war upon you; and wars to defend people suffering genocide such … Continue reading
Is courage made, grown or found?.The short answer to this question is Yes! 😉 Courageous people have different reasons for their courage. Sometimes a person, a group of people, or an entire nation are thrust into a situation. That situation … Continue reading
When you get mad, what calms you down? When I get mad different things calm me down. If it is something ridiculous like being cut off in traffic, being treated rudely in public by a stranger or over the phone by … Continue reading
What have you lost recently?. Well—thanks to my generally healthy eating and exercising, I have lost about 15 pounds in the last year. Granted that is just a beginning—but it is a beginning. It encourages me to try to keep … Continue reading
Weekly Photo Challenge: Worn. What could be more dramatically worn down than a meteorite? Quite other-wordly, I’d say!
What would cause you to protest or riot for something?.First of all, I would never riot. Riot implies violence to me. I could never justify using violence to get my point across. I would protest if there was a cause … Continue reading
Why is it so hard to forgive?.It is hard to forgive because of pride, injured hearts, and not being able to get past the hurt. It is hard to forgive because we fear the hurt will be repeated. In a … Continue reading
Write about a recurring dream you have. There is a dream I have had multiple times. I am on the beach by the ocean. I have walked down there from a little cottage I am apparently renting. There are window … Continue reading
In today’s Amazon and Kindle/I-Pad world it is easy to forget the simple joys of holding a real book in your hands. When I was growing up we didn’t just rush off and buy books. We did read though. We … Continue reading
Do a post about your favorite posts from last month. Of course, I did have a few favorite posts: http://believeanywway.wordpress.com/2011/05/02/deep-and-abiding-love/ one about teachers: https://believeanyway.wordpress.com/2011/05/04/ and about God, of course: https://believeanyway.wordpress.com/2011/05/14/ I picked these because they are ones I wrote either … Continue reading
If you knew you were going to die in 20 days, what would change?. I wouldn’t bother arguing with anyone about anything. I would meet with each of my students and try to impart as much wisdom as I could … Continue reading
Weekly Photo Challenge: Morning.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Numbers. This photo is of the cooling towers in my town.
See how long you can sit in silence. See how long you can sit in silence. Before you start,check the clock and guess at how long you can do it for. Then when you’re done: how close was your guess? … Continue reading
Do you believe in life on other planets? Why or why not? Why do you think most alien races in most movies are so dangerous rather than friendly? i do not believe there are humans on the other planets. Yes, … Continue reading
Postaday topic #148: Do you think people should have the right to commit suicide? What about euthanasia?
Topic #148: Do you think people should have the right to commit suicide? What about euthanasia? No i do NOT think people should have the right to commit suicide. I respect life from the pre-born stage to natural death. Pope … Continue reading
Whose responsibility is it to change the world?. And what will be your contribution I was raised to know, believe, and put into practice that it is my responsibility to change the world. Granted just little me may not be … Continue reading
What is a fear you think you can conquer today?. Perhaps I could try to conquer my fear of parallel parking. I have not had to do it in a lot of years–and sadly, I have forgotten how. It is … Continue reading
Make a top ten list of things to do this summer. Make a top ten list of things to do this summer. And if you are somewhere in the world where the seasons are different, make a top ten list … Continue reading