Taking a Little Break

I love writing a blog each week. It’s given me a voice I’ve never had before. Thank you for reading them, commenting on them, and in general, letting me know what you think. It means a lot to me to interact with people. However, I’m going to take a break

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Put a Smile in Your Voice

Last week’s edition of CBS’s Sunday Morning played a short editorial about smiles behind the masks that really struck a nerve with me. I wear a mask when I go out in public (Why? Read my blog about it). I’ve been thinking about that editorial all week, and I’m sharing

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Pens and Journals: How much is too much?

For some reason, I’m drawn to pens. All kinds and colors of pens. I’m not obsessed with them, but if I see one or two or ten that look appealing, I get it them. Or take it when it’s free. As a result, I have quite a collection. I don’t

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A Look Back at the Old Days

Hubby and I are at it again. Watching old videos taken years or decades ago. This time we have the videos taken by his parents so we’re less familiar with what we’ll find. Some have people in them that we don’t know. We watch for someone we do know so

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The Gift of a Letter

I had a thrill this past week. On one visit to the mailbox, I found a letter from my oldest grandson. He’s sent me many texts and emails, but never a letter. Nothing brings a smile to my face faster than finding a letter in the mailbox. It will go

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Find A Sisterhood

This past week, I read an interesting post about surrounding yourself with people you treasure and who treasure you. It was written about women, but I’m sure girls, boys, men, and women would benefit by being with people who appreciate them for who they are and make them better people.

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Making Adjustments

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails. W.A. Ward I don’t like the phrase “new normal.” It has a sense of permanence to it, like things will never be the same again. The things we used to enjoy doing are

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Another Goodbye

Over my lifetime, I’ve said a lot of hellos and goodbyes. Lots of my friends live in different places so the hellos and goodbyes flow freely between us. I always hope it’s not the last goodbye and feel blessed when I find out I get to say hello to a

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Be a Peacemaker

“We have met the enemy and he is us.”  Walt Kelly, Earth Day 1970 Fifty years later, we have once again chosen sides – mostly against ourselves. People tend to take sides before considering the all the facts and once sides are chosen, they never reconsider their stance or the

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