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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: August 2011
I love analogies. They are so perfect for helping me not only understand something but to recall the point later on. I have often looked at my life as a tapestry with the threads woven through—God weaves and sews me … Continue reading
If you could be part of any fictional universe, what would it be?. I would either journey to where the Little Women ala Louis May Alcott are. I would spend lovely wintry evenings and fall days with the March girls. … Continue reading
What does it take to be a good leader and whose job is it to lead? We are each born to lead in some way. I have been reading the book Beyond Talent by John C. Maxwell. He addresses the … Continue reading
Quote by Edith Wharton in Vesalius in Zante “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it”. All my life my mother has chided me to light a candle in the darkness. … Continue reading
Anyone who knows me well knows that I am not a shopper and I am definitely not a fashionista. I like classics—simple lines, blazers, simple tops. Even still, on a good day I feel like I own the world. I … Continue reading
Weekly Photo Challenge: Morning.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Up.
Describe the perfect Sunday. Awhile back I described my perfect Sunday. After I post this I will go back, find the link to that posting and put it in right here so you can compare. My perfect Sunday has been … Continue reading
Do you believe in UFOs?.Oh boy, my first response is to say no I don’t. My son is VERY into UFOs and all of that stuff. One of my brothers used to be, too. I am more of a practical … Continue reading
When is it ok to lie? First of all I want to say that honesty is the best policy. However, in some instances it is okay to tell a little white lie. For instance, let’s say a friend of yours has … Continue reading
Make up a word and its definition.The word of the day is wolfatano/wolfatana and the plural is wolfatanons/wolfatanans. The definition is a male or female person who behaves as though he/she was raised by wolves. Often displayed as tendency to … Continue reading
Have you been to where your parents were born?.I have been to the towns my parents were born in! My dad was born in a little town in Iowa. It is utterly charming, and still very agricultural. It is heavily … Continue reading
Try to think about nothing: what happens?.I did manage to think of nothing for a little bit. I was like stretching out on my back in a canoe and just floating. For awhile it was so relaxing it was like … Continue reading
Topic #227: 8/22/11 Hemingway once wrote a super short story: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” What story can you write in six words? All right, Mr. Postaday2011–have you been consorting with my high school Political Thought teacher and my … Continue reading
I love to read or hear stories about people that have persevered despite odds against them. it gives me hope when I am feeling down and it lightens my heart when I am overly focused on events in my past … Continue reading
Weekly Photo Challenge: Flowers. As you can see by the photo, the flowering bush towers over the fence. The fence was above 6 feet high—so you do the math 😉 . And Texas thinks things are big there!
Do you wish you had more money or time? It isn’t that I am feeling immortal today. It is that the economic setbacks that we have had over the years overwhelm me at times. I know money isn’t everything. But the … Continue reading
If you were God, how would you have started it all?. Not to be repetitive with anyone else who is answering this daily post, but…… How in the world could I improve upon the idea started by the Supreme Being? … Continue reading
Are you having a tough week, and it feels like God is busy with something else?…believe anyway. Are your family members being inconsiderate or getting on your nerves?….believe in them anyway. Is your bankroll shot, upside down in your house, … Continue reading
Do you prefer to lead or follow? Or neither? In a work situation I enjoy leading. I am more than willing to follow, as I am certainly coachable. However, I also enjoy being officially in charge of a group. It is … Continue reading
What is your favorite way to get exercise?. Least favorite? Kind you have always wanted to try? My favorite kind of exercise is aerobic exercise. More specifically, using an elliptical machine. It gives me more bang for the buck without … Continue reading
Do you blog anonymously or as “yourself”? why?. Oh my, for better or for worse I blog as me. Keep this caveat in mind, though. With the climate in the country today, however, I try to avoid topics that will … Continue reading
Sundays do make me smile. We have wonderful traditions on Sunday. We start our Sunday on Saturday, for one thing. We go to Mass on Saturday for the vigil mass. Then we have family time after church….sometimes we go to … Continue reading
Can anger be constructive?. These days, anger typically becomes destructive. It can destroy your mood, destroy a relationship, destroy your outlook. HOWEVER, that does not mean we switch to that old reliable unhealthy strategy of denying our feelings and emotions. … Continue reading
Imagine it’s August 2021 – what is your life like?.I am still the wife of an amazing and loving man; I am still the mom of an amazing son. I have continued to teach, and I also conduct life coaching/life … Continue reading
Weekly Photo Challenge: Entrance. This is up in Sedona near a street with some pretty little shops.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Entrance. This is the sign near the entrance to the Red Planet Diner in Flagstaff, AZ…Perhaps I should have used it for the weekly photo challenge for Red…after all, what is more red than Mars????
Are you driven by your head or your heart?. My heart gives me the instinct, feeling, compassion to act a certain way. My heart guides my time…But I do try to temper it with logic, thought and well thought-out strategy. … Continue reading
What do you want your tombstone to say?. I always thought the quote from I believe it was mark Twain “I told you I was sick”…. No..that’s not it. How about this? I put my hyperlink to my blog [http:BelieveAnyway.wordpress.com]. Then … Continue reading
What is a strength you have that you haven’t used?.Recently? Maybe a secret skill or perhaps an ability that only surfaces under tough times? When I am going through a situation that is impossibly stressful and difficult, or frightening or … Continue reading