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

I don’t want my kids to have an easy life.

Before you say I am a mean and cruel mother, let me clarify.  I do not wish hardships upon my children, nor do I wish problems to befall them.  What I want for them, however, is not to come by … Continue reading

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Solitude – WP Daily Prompt

“Cultivate solitude and quiet and a few sincere friends rather than mob merriment, noise and thousands of nodding acquaintances.”  ~  William Powell “The thoughtful soul to solitude retires.” ~ Omar Khayyam “Language… has created the word ‘loneliness’ to express the pain … Continue reading

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A Girl Who Can Climb 219 Steps to the top of a lighthouse can do anything!

I remember reading a book in which the author talked about having a “can do” attitude.  She stated that by taking risks and doing something she wasn’t sure she could, she was able to adopt the mantra, “A girl who … Continue reading

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From Fat and Frumpy to Fit and Fabulous in Fifteen Months (?)

You may wonder WHO the header of this post refers to.  Well, gentle reader, that would be ME.  After stepping on the scale a few weeks back, I have determined that I am going to get back to a better … Continue reading

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WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Inspiration

When I saw this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge, I first thought of the usual “inspirational” photos, sunrises, sunsets, beautiful nature photos. When I thought a bit more, I remembered something an incredibly talented artist said to my daughter and … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Up Close

I’m sliding in right at the end with an entry for the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge.  This week’s theme is “Up Close”.  I’m submitting some photos that I took when our family visited the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in New … Continue reading

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Can “tidying up” REALLY change your life?????

After reading countless reviews praising “the life-changing magic of tidying up, the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing” by Marie Kondo, I found my curiosity aroused to the point where I HAD to read this book.  On our recent anniversary … Continue reading

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