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

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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Weekly WordPress Photo Challenge: Broken

When I saw the subject for this week’s challenge, unfortunately I had the perfect photo for “broken”.  Two weekends ago, I realized later on Friday evening that the sump pump in the crawl space of my home was broken. Timeline … Continue reading

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WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Enveloped

“Hugs should be available at the medical stores 24/7. Sometimes, they are the best healers for almost everything.” ― Minhal Mehdi When I saw the theme for this week’s photo challenge, I immediately thought of the cute little monsters that … Continue reading

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Accountability, or “Why I am a ‘mean’ Mom”

Accountability breeds responsibility – Stephen Covey More and more lately, I see examples of the consequences of a lack of accountability in members of today’s society.  I am reminded of “The Little Red Hen”, a story I learned as a … Continue reading

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WordPress Weekly Photo Challange: Afloat – Amalfi Coast

  The theme for this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challange is “Afloat“.   Here you see a small sailboat afloat on the very calm ocean near the Amalfi coast in Italy.  I am going to devote a bit of time to looking … Continue reading

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