Author Archives: Beth W.

About Beth W.

I try to look for the positive in the people and situations I come in contact with! I believe in the power of positive thinking and I believe that even challenging circumstances can be learning experiences if we have a positive mindset! I'm having fun blogging at: http://picturingpositive.com

Choose Your People

I used to think life could be shared with anyone, but now I know choosing the right people is pretty important. Bob Goff in “Love Does” I am about halfway through the latest audio book by Bob Goff, “Love Does”.  … Continue reading

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Patience Pays Off!

You cannot expect miracles to happen overnight. Be patient, be loving, and little by little the change you seek will come. Leon Brown I was absolutely delighted this morning when I went outside to find that my eyeliner lilies were … Continue reading

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Friendship

A good friend is like a four-leaf clover; hard to find and lucky to have. Irish Proverb

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There is a time for everything

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8King James Version 3 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: 2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up … Continue reading

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Love Letter to My Gardens (or Why Gardening is Better Than Dating)

After a very brief foray into the world of online dating, I have decided that I will stick to my flower and vegetable gardens. I’m sure there are some lovely gentlemen out there in the land of match.com and zoosk, … Continue reading

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Blessed Night

If there were no night, we would not appreciate the day, nor could we see the stars and the vastness of the heavens. We must partake of the bitter with the sweet. There is a divine purpose in the adversities … Continue reading

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Love Them Anyway

People are unrealistic, illogical and self-centered. Love them anyway. Mother Teresa I recently finished listening to the audiobook Everybody, Always by Bob Goff. I sincerely enjoyed it and can’t wait to hear his latest, Love Does when it is available … Continue reading

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Thank God for the Givers!

There are two kinds of people in the world: givers and takers. The takers may eat better, but the givers sleep better. Marlo Thomas The world is made up of givers and takers. At some time we have all given … Continue reading

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Spreading My Wings

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly. Richard Bach Today was a milestone day for me. It marks my last day of therapy. When I first started last February, I was a much … Continue reading

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My Dad is the BEST!❤

My sister and brothers and I hit the jackpot when it came to our Dad. He is the absolute best Dad we could ever ask for. He is a shining example of what a husband and father should be. He … Continue reading

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Almost There

After a lot of thought, I decided I was ready to dip my toe into the river of online dating. After being told I may have to kiss a lot of frogs to find a prince (not literally 😄), I … Continue reading

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Miss You Mom

Tomorrow, June 16th, will be one year since my Mom died. It still feels surreal and there are times when I think, “I need to ask Mom about…” and pause to remember I can’t. Well, I can ask, but I … Continue reading

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