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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Teach Your Children

My daughter recently posted a photo on Facebook that brought back a lot of memories. It has her in it, but in the background was our blue 1968 Nova that we had for decades. It was my first car, bought in 1974, and was green with a dark vinyl top

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Let Kindness Shine

Never say mean words out of anger. Your anger will pass, but your words can scar a person for life. So use kind words or be silent! Ervin Myers I visited a Dollar Store this past week. On the door was a big sign saying people entering must wear masks.

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