Category Archives: thankfulness

The Lost Has Been Found!!! 🎉😁🎉

The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost. Gilbert K. Chesterton Friday was a red letter day in our happy household! Mara’s bag had been lost since she arrived on the 17th, but finally on … Continue reading

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Bloom (Despite) Where You’re Planted!

Volunteer Hollyhocks growing between the concrete and the patio pavers. They are thriving despite their location! In spite of discouragement and adversity, those who are happiest seem to have a way of learning from difficult times, becoming stronger, wiser and … 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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I Believe in Angels!

The doodle above is one that I wrote in a little journal I use to jot down prayers, intentions, whatever I might be thinking about or longing for. Last Tuesday evening, I was reflecting on how fortunate I am. I … Continue reading

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Thank you God for the flowers!

I hope some day to meet God, because I want to thank Him for the flowers. ~Robert Brault 

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If you host an exchange student, you’ll be sorry…

…sorry to see him or her go back home.  The absolute worst part of the hosting that I’ve done is having to say goodbye to the student when the exchange time is over.  The very first exchange student our family … Continue reading

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I’m not the grammar police (or at least I’m TRYING my best not to be!)

It sometimes takes everything I’ve got not to correct people when they make horrible mistakes with grammar.  Many of you know what I’m talking about:  your instead of you’re (your welcome), there instead of they’re (there going to love this), … Continue reading

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Keeping my eye on you…..

Apparently it’s true, even in nature, that mothers have eyes in the back of their heads, or at least manage somehow to always keep an eye on what the little ones are doing 😉   This mama seagull keeps a … Continue reading

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The Law of The Garbage Truck

Originally posted on Morning Story and Dilbert:
Vintage DilbertJuly 14, 2000 How often do you let other people’s nonsense change your mood? Do you let a bad driver, rude waiter, curt boss, or an insensitive employee ruin your day? Unless…

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America The Beautiful!

Happy Independence Day!  There are so many beautiful places in the USA.  Here’s one that inspired the poem that led to the song, “America The Beautiful”! Check out some great info about this song here:  Tween US page, “9 things you … Continue reading

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5 Happy Habits to Practice Every Day

Have you taken control of your happiness? Happiness comes from altering your habits and your way of thinking. Here are 5 habits that will help you stay happy: 1. Meditate – Do you want to be more calm, peaceful, and…

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Karma At Work!

Karma At Work! So much of what we seen in the news is tragic, depressing and hardly worth viewing, so when I see good news about a fantastic event happening to fantastic people, I like to share it!  Jim and … Continue reading

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