Category Archives: gratitude

The Power of Patience

I spent the afternoon in one of my favorite places; Barnes & Noble. It’s about the tall, salted caramel latte and the chocolate almond biscotti. It’s about the people, the atmosphere, and the books.  I came home with a bundle of … Continue reading

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One Day Without Shoes

Why go barefoot on April 10th?  Read it here.

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Pray and let God Worry. Martin Luther

“Worrying is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you anywhere.”   -Van Wilder Related articles LIFE IS SHORT…let it be! (

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Keep your Rose-Colored Glasses on; They will help you see Clearly.

I teach 5 year olds.  They teach me so much more. The life lessons learned in kindergarten really do stick, (hopefully as much as the old school days of thick white paste that we once had the time to use). <pause … Continue reading

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Natural Therapy

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth               find resources of strength                    that will endure  …as long as life lasts”   ~Rachel Carson   Have you been too busy to notice? Related articles Rhetorical Analysis of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring … Continue reading

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Could you do this every morning?

There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope ~ Bern Williams “I started a project last year and I still have no idea what made me want to attempt such a feat” Read about … Continue reading

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Now tell me what YOU need.

  wisdom found on Pinterest I have everything I need.  What bothers me is what I take for granted. What have you been taking for granted?

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Vulnerability « justsimplybe

                Along with a cup of Starbucks and some ♥ yoga, via pinterest this is how I started my day:  Vulnerability « justsimplybe. How does your day begin? Related articles A Motto Worth Exploring ( … Continue reading

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Sometimes I Get Tired of Driving.

Do you ever get tired of being in the driver’s seat?  Step aside; try being the co-pilot. The road becomes smoother.

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Guest Post: “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” ~ Anatole France

 I first met Wendi when we formed a book club together.  We quickly became friends as we bonded over our passion for reading, but more so…our love of animals.  I am happy to call Wendi my friend. Meet Wendi’s best ♥ friend,  … Continue reading

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