Monthly Archives: September 2013

There’s no place like home – The Beautiful Black Hills of SD

I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes. ~e.e. cummings Mid pleasures and … Continue reading

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A step off the positive path………….my rant about rudeness!!!

I try to keep things upbeat and positive on here, but something happened today that has been bothering me for a good part of the day, so please forgive the step off the positive path and allow me a moment … Continue reading

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Two Cents Tuesday Challenge: Size

The Two Cents Tuesday Challenge this time around is “size”.  When I read that, the first thing that came to mind was Legoland, CA where there is an entire segment of the park with model Lego replicas of famous cities and landscapes. … Continue reading

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Be like the Bee!

The bee is more honored than other animals, not because she labors but because she labors for others. ~ Saint John Chrysostom

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Window

Here is a photo I took of an ancient Roman window still standing in Les Baux de Provence, France.  The writing on the window says “After Darkness, Light”  I found a few other window quotes to go along with it. … Continue reading

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Make a Difference!

World Vision: Sponsor A Child I have thought many times about sponsoring a child, but the thought came in and out of my head without any action being taken on my part. After listening to the wonderful, inspirational words of … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

This week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is “Inside”.  The most impressive structure I’ve ever been inside is the Colosseum in Rome.  One can almost imagine while walking around how loud it must have been when filled with gladiators fighting lions or … Continue reading

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RX for a Better World – Follow the Golden Rule

According to Dictionary.reference.com, the Golden Rule is defined as follows: golden rule noun 1.a rule of ethical conduct, usually phrased “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you,”   or, as in theSermon on the Mount, “Whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so unto them.” Matt. 7:12; Luke 6:31. I had the opportunity to hear Immaculée Ilibagiza speak last Wednesday night.  What a dynamic, positive person she is.  In the Rwanda genocide she … Continue reading

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Wise Words for Wednesday (Yes, I love alliteration!)

It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live. ~Marcus Aurelius When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV

When you grow up you tend to get told the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have … Continue reading

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