Category Archives: relationships

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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You Are My Sunshine

The anniversary of my Mom’s death is approaching soon and I have been thinking about her a lot lately. “You Are My Sunshine” was my grandparents’ song and as such has become a way to say “I Love You” in … Continue reading

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Letting go and looking forward

For some reason, tonight I seem to be having a difficult time putting thoughts of the past behind me. I know that there are better things ahead of me than behind me, but some nights just seem so long. I … 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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Good grief

The loss of  some special people lately has started my little mind racing.  Why do people deal with grief in such wildly different ways?   For some the death of a loved one or family member gives rise to strong emotions … Continue reading

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Weekly WordPress Photo Challenge: Treasure

Treasure your relationships, not your possessions.  ~ Anthony J. D’Angelo  This week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is “Treasure”.   The challenge directs us to “capture something you treasure.”  It might be something that wouldn’t seem like treasure to anyone but you.  The … Continue reading

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Weekly WordPress Photo Challenge: Family

This week’s Word Press Weekly Photo Challenge is Family.  Families come in all shapes and sizes.  I think we all will gain and lose family members many times in our lives, but we will always be connected to those people.   I … 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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Learning to let go.

As I’ve said in the past, I’m a planner.  Not just vacations, weekends or menus but also life in general.  I have a picture of how I want my life to go. Too often for me, though, my expectations are … Continue reading

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Go Go Go: Saving $$ and still seeing it all while on vacation!

TripAdvisor is something akin to a travel Bible for me.  I love to read the reviews of the places I plan to visit (or not to visit after reading).  When we decided last fall to take the kids on a trip … Continue reading

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Memories…

“There are lives I can imagine without children but none of them have the same laughter & noise.” ― Brian Andreas Life would definitely not be the same without my kids.  It would, no doubt be much quieter, but a lot … Continue reading

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I don’t know about you, but I’d rather be loved…

Give up all bad qualities in you, banish the ego and develop the spirit of surrender.  You will then experience Bliss. ~ Sri Sathya Sai Baba (Indian Spiritual leader) I consider myself a nice person for the most part.  What’s … Continue reading

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