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

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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WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Blur

 Einstein, in the special theory of relativity, proved that different observers, in different states of motion, see different realities.  ~ Leonard Susskind   The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge for this week is “blur”.  We are directed in this challenge to, “…keep your … Continue reading

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WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge – “Ephemeral”

        The theme of the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge this week is Ephemeral, a word that refers to something that lasts for a very short time.  Writing on sand, to me, fits this definition perfectly since it lasts only … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Wall

“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher When I saw the topic for this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge, I immediately thought of the impressive street art … Continue reading

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Forgiveness – The word is much simpler than the action.

I think the first step is to understand that forgiveness does not exonerate the perpetrator.  Forgiveness liberates the victim.  It’s a gift you give yourself. ~ T.D. Jakes I struggle with forgiveness sometimes.  We have all acted in ways that … Continue reading

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Why I finally “ate that frog”.

For those of you who are now wondering what in the heck I am talking about, this is a little bit of wisdom from Mark Twain. “Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen … Continue reading

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WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Nighttime

Everything becomes magnified at night.  Sounds travel in a different way, it’s dark, and everything seems far more spooky. ~ Jo Brand  Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me.  Going to bed at night saying we’ve … Continue reading

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