Tag Archives: Optimism

I Should Be Committed

I have been thinking about commitment this week. I have been keeping a really close eye and ear on discussions this week. I don’t mean discussions in the blogosphere. I mean discussions on television, in the newspapers, on Facebook. I wondered as … Continue reading

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Up the Stairs and Out the Window

“Faith goes up the stairs that love has built and looks out the window which hope has opened” — Charles Spurgeon.     Isn’t that a lovely quote? When you actually think about stairs (the photo above is not my … 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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Linking and Surprised

Patricia at http://todayithink.wordpress.com/2012/01/23/monday-way-to-start-the-week-o/ gave me the 7×7 Link Award. We just recently discovered each other’s blogs so I am incredibly honored that she would choose me/my blog. Thank you so much, Patricia. This is an interesting award to compile the information for, … Continue reading

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To Give and Not to Count the Cost

I was thinking about giving. Remember when Peter asked Jesus how many times he should forgive and asked Him if he had to forgive 7 times? Jesus said no, 70 times 7. Obviously He didn’t mean only 490 times and … Continue reading

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I Fell in the Middle of My Dance Recital and

When I was a very little girl I was ungraceful enough that my parents took me to our pediatrician. He recommended that I take ballet. At the time I was extremely pigeon-toed and it wreaked havoc with my balance. We … Continue reading

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Wake up and Be Conscious

Thornton Wilder wrote, “We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures”. Some days those treasures are harder to see than others. Some days all we can see is the … Continue reading

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Singing my song

Wanda Conway stated “Within us there is a unique heart-song placed there by God.Our vocation is to respond to this gift by singing the song and leaving a voice-print for others to hear. We might not be the first violin … Continue reading

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A Prayer About Giving Up

A very dear friend shared this prayer today. I think it fits very nicely with the idea of being faith-filled, optimistic, and joy-forwarding. Thank you, dear Cynthia for this prayer. “A Prayer Give up complaining; Be grateful. Give up pessimism; Be … Continue reading

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Joy is Contagious!

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

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How can it be?

How can it be that loss can turn into gain? How can it be that the marks that suffering leaves upon us can, in turn, make us gleam and glow? How is it that tears can turn into laughter? I … Continue reading

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We were loved before we existed

“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

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We are blessed more than we realize

I think that if we were able to truly see and number our blessings we would run out of time to do it. It is just that so many blessings in our lives either go unnoticed or are taken for … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve

What a joyous Christmas Mass we attended. The children’s choir was in full voice and were perfect velvet-clad angelic boys and girls. It is impossible to choose just one favorite Christmas carol from the Mass. What did they sing? Adeste … Continue reading

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Song puts troubles in perspective

Gosh sometimes there really is no end to the selflessness of people. Nor is there an end to the way God chooses to bless our world through the talent and giving of others. In recognition of that, I am posting … Continue reading

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Candle Lighter Award and a Very Interesting Coincidence

I created a new blog award over the weekend (see my 12/18/2011 post https://believeanyway.wordpress.com/2011/12/18/creation-of-new-blog-award-the-candle-lighter-award/) and I had an amazingly lovely time awarding it to a whole lot of wonderful, inspirational uplifting blogs today. Click on my button in the header for The … Continue reading

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Creation of New Blog Award: The Candle Lighter Award

There are a number of blog/blogger awards. I began to think about my purpose for blogging. I mean the title of my blog reveals a lot about my mission: Believe Anyway. I have blogged before that I chose the title to … Continue reading

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What was the last noble thing you did? Daily Post topic # 335

What was the last noble thing you did?. Noble thing that I did? I am not sure that the do-er of a noble deed recognizes it at the time. Nobility to me speaks of something that is huge. For example: … Continue reading

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Who knew that Joan Rivers and I are simpatico?

Joan Rivers can be funny, she can be shrill, and shall we say a tad judgmental. At least that is her schtick. Well, as I was skimming through my positive quotation book I found a quote by her that sounded … Continue reading

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Believe Anyway….Just Because

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

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Explain the name of your blog and why chose it – Topic #214

Explain the name of your blog and why chose it. The name of my blog is Believe Anyway. There have been a lot of challenges and difficulties in my (and my family’s) life in the past year. In addition, many … Continue reading

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Whose responsibility is it to change the world? Postaday topic #147

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

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Rejoice in the Lord always…

Okay, my mood is buoyant and optimistic. Although there have been a LOT of medical challenges facing my family this year, today I feel positive. This is despite the fact that many of my family members are now facing some … Continue reading

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