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Whew. It was a week of ups and downs. It both invigorated and drained me. I know that you, too have had weeks like that! It doesn’t happen often, but I wrote a poem of sorts about it. (At least … Continue reading
Today is Sunday. Two weeks in a row I am actually completing Jake’s Water Dragon Sunday Post ON Sunday….if I do it three weeks in a row, according to the business financial analyst I once was, it is a trend. … Continue reading
Jake’s idea this week is Stairway! http://jakesprinters.wordpress.com/2012/04/21/sunday-post-stairway/ Doesn’t that just make you think of all kinds of things? It makes me think of Frank Lloyd Wright’s 4″ risers on staircases, pictured here. It also makes me think of the amazing staircases … Continue reading
http://jakesprinters.wordpress.com/2012/03/24/sunday-post-light/….I am submitting this for Jake’s Sunday post. This week the topic is Light. As you can imagine, that is a favorite topic of mine!! This particular photo was actually taken by the MN Historical society. However, it is a … Continue reading
http://jakesprinters.wordpress.com/2012/03/03/sunday-post-pleasure/ I am late in submitting this. We are supposed to show or write about pleasure. This past week I have been able to spend time with my husband and son who bring me joy and pleasure. When I spend time … Continue reading
FYI: This first paragraph is an update–on 1/25/2012. I am going to handle all the Joy-Forwarding posts over at this link now http://joyforwardingproject.com/. So put all your comments for Joy-Forwarding over there. There’s an email subscription button over there, too. All … Continue reading
Have you ever noticed that if someone yawns in a group of people that others begin to yawn too? Sometimes even reading about yawning makes me yawn. So perhaps we can agree, then, that yawning is contagious. Good moods and … Continue reading
When my son was little, he was easily delighted. He loved being tossed lightly into the air (don’t worry, only a few inches from our hands). We’d sit on the sofa and stand him up, then toss him lightly a … Continue reading
Have you ever given someone the benefit of the doubt? I know I have. For instance, there have been times that a sales clerk has ignored me and I decided the person actually just didn’t see me. When someone ran … Continue reading
Looking Back at Post a Day 2011 — How’d You Do?. I made it to the end of the year. I have to say at the beginning of this year, I did not know how likely that was. I had … Continue reading
There was a wonderful quote in the newspaper that touched my heart for a few reasons. “Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see the beauty, believe … Continue reading
“The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists.” ― Charles Dickens An old friend of mine posted … Continue reading
What’s the longest you’ve ever walked in a single day? Daily post topic 344 Write about what happened, how far you walked, and whether it was by choice, or something happened that forced you to travel differently than you expected. When … Continue reading
The Christmas carols are everywhere today. They are even in my heart. I remember when I was in grade school and we learned Christmas carols for a Christmas program. I loved Oh come all ye faithful….especially in Latin. I loved … Continue reading
I would imagine almost everyone has heard the expression “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade”. I have heard it most of my life. The implication to me is “Quit your whining, get busy, make the best of things and … Continue reading
In the midst of busy preparations for Christmas things can get overwhelming. When something goes wrong or takes a lot longer than you expected, it can really throw your attitude out of whack. For me, I notice, that at those … Continue reading