Category Archives: Friendship

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers

  My dear friend Renee at PositiveBoomer gave me the Sisterhood Award. http://positiveboomer.net/2012/09/28/the-sisterhood-of-the-world-blogger-award/I am so thankful that I am smiling a biggie smile! I grew up with only brothers. Their wives have become sisters to me, and my brother-in-law’s wife … Continue reading

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Feathers To Raise You Up: Sail On and Run the Good Race

Leonardo da Vinci wrote “Feathers shall raise men even as they do birds, toward heaven; that is by letters written with their quills”. The power of the pen (or the keyboard) is mighty. It can lift and inspire, it can … Continue reading

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Sunday Post: Morning

http://jakesprinters.wordpress.com/2012/09/08/sunday-post-morning/ Each week Jake at jakesprinters posts a prompt for his sunday post. Now I only participate occasionally because I am nowhere near the prolific photographer that so many others are. But—since this Sunday morning is going to be different … Continue reading

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I Have a Lifeguard-and You Do Too

“The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved–loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves”.–Victor Hugo     There is nothing like the feeling you get when you KNOW that someone has your back. … Continue reading

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Never Waste Your Time

  Remember this: those with true eyes that see your heart are committed to love. They are committed to caring for you. Remember this as well. Rejoice about a friend who “gets” you. You know that wondrous feeling that you … Continue reading

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My Philosophy About Awards

This week I am playing catch-up and handing out awards that I have been stockpiling like a squirrel before a brutal winter.  In the process of my passing them on recently, a fellow blogger wished me luck building my social … Continue reading

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You Give Me Chocolate and Call Me the Light

I am so extraordinarily BLESSED! I get so used to doing the tasks of each day I forget to look at the beauty around me and remember the love I receive each day in my life. My family and my … Continue reading

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Running Unfettered By Heartache

Regarding people: Where do you receive acceptance from? For your ideas? For the secret notions you have for who you really want to be?  Who are the friends, family or co-workers who are most accepting of your true self? I … Continue reading

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Ripples: I’d Rather Be Happy

Have you ever skipped stones in a lake or river? Those of you have been to an ocean, have you ever skipped shells in the ocean? i would bet that almost everyone has at some point. When you do, each … Continue reading

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Beautiful Bridges to Zoom Across

I am reflective today once again. Tomorrow is my birthday, and so it is appropriate for me to reflect upon the past year and look to my future. A year ago I was helping my son recover from an April … Continue reading

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Mt. Everest Week of Challenges and My Base Camp

I am no mountain climber, so the odds of me literally climbing Mt. Everest are slim to none. No, my mountains are the challenges I have undergone throughout my life. Just like you, my challenges have been many. I have … Continue reading

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What is a Friend?

What does a friend mean to you? This is how I define friendship: A friend is someone who stands in the trenches with you when things get tough. A friend is someone who loves you at your finest and weakest … Continue reading

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Gentle Breezes and Late Spring Renewal

Today God is My Interior Designer and Architect This is a revision of a past post….it was applicable! It’s Sunday; this coming week my students have finals, so it will be busy but exciting for them. Part of me is excited, … Continue reading

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My Long-Ago Friend

This time of year is filled with all sorts of endings and beginnings and lovely events. Spring has been in full bloom for awhile in some parts of the world, and fall in other parts of the world. Proms, commencements, … Continue reading

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Through Life’s Roads

“But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life; and thanks to a benevolent arrangement of things, the greater part of life is sunshine”.~Thomas Jefferson I write regularly about the times friends see us … Continue reading

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King of Kings Award

The King of Kings Friendship Award was given to me on 3/23 by my blogging friend and inspiring photographer and writer Francine. http://francineinretirement.wordpress.com/2012/03/23/a-word-about-friendships/.  and then Nia @ Photography of Nia gave it to me , too…http://photographyofnia.com/2012/04/18/another-award-and-memories/ I want to express my … Continue reading

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To the Re-Kindler

“Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light. ” Albert Schweitzer. Throughout my life there have been times when I have been … Continue reading

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What is your heart conscious of?

A friend of ours was out here(a few months ago) visiting in AZ and took this picture. It is a lovely moon-rise. I have always loved sunrises and sunsets. I love being with my friends, and family. All of these … Continue reading

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We’ll Sing in the Sunshine…We’ll Laugh Every Day

Renee aka Positive boomer on 3/12 gave me the Sunshine Award and the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. She gave it to me at this link. Today I am passing on the Sunshine Award. http://positiveboomer.wordpress.com/2012/03/12/thank-you/. thanks so much, Renee; you are always … Continue reading

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BFFs, Ya-Yas, Twins, and Cousins

In my life there have been magical, mystical moments and times. Some of the ones dearest to my heart have been moments when I have felt so incredibly connected, alive, loved, understood, accepted…..moments when I feel I have discovered a … Continue reading

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Re-Kindled

What does it mean these days to re-kindle? Does it mean to download another book to your Kindle? I suppose it could. I do have a Kindle, and it sure comes in handy for fast purchases of books. But to … Continue reading

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How Strong Do You Stand?

I thought I had published this on Sunday, March 18th. In looking back through my posts today (3/22) I discovered I had clicked ‘save draft’ instead of publish. Perhaps I had not had my coffee yet….Anyway, although today is 3/22, … 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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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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What is Happiness?

When I was growing up, the comic strip Peanuts (by Charles Schultz) was super-popular. Every now and then a collection of his comic strips would come out in paperback form. At least one of those books, as I recall, was … Continue reading

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Why did the butterfly say THAT?

  I love to watch hummingbirds and butterflies. In Arizona, hummingbirds are ever-present.  If you plant your garden right, you will get hummingbirds throughout the year; and butterflies abound (but not year round).  Hans Christian Andersen wrote “Just living is … Continue reading

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Life’s Garden Isn’t Scary

This morning I had time for  prayer and reflection before I got ready to leave. I arrived at my computer clear-headed and in a positive mood. When I checked Facebook I found the usual argumentative and negative posts from people … Continue reading

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Love the Light

I got this quote from one of my beloved cousins; it is beautiful. “I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars“. Og Mandino.    Now … Continue reading

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Awards and Dragon Badge

My friend and fellow blogger Jake at http://jakesprinters.wordpress.com/award-from-friends/ wrote this: “An award is something given to a person or a group of people to recognize excellence in a certain field; a certificate of excellence. Awards are often signified by trophies, titles, … Continue reading

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Heartfelt Expressions

A very kind fellow blogger has inspired me with her blog and her comments. She has a heart of gold. She created an award quite awhile ago, long before I created mine. It is an award with no strings. Rather … Continue reading

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2011 in review:Updated wordpress numbers

I hope you don’t think I am bragging or going all “show-off Christmas letter” by putting this up on my blog. I discussed this a few days ago, but wordpress revised my numbers. Apparently they hadn’t included most of December … Continue reading

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