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Easter Traditions – #TWT #3TC

Sandy tucked her hair under a cap, as she rushed to buy eggs to dye the beautiful colors of Easter.


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Wine Stack

Biltmore Estate Winery

This picture was taken Memorial Weekend 2019 during a wine tasting event at the Biltmore Estates in Asheville, NC. We’d tasted a variety of their wines and, of course, ended up buying several bottles. Now I wish I’d have bought the entire stack you see here.


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Photo Challenge – stack

Posted in Holidays, Hope, Inspiration, Life, Love, Positive Affirmation, Prompt, Self, Uncategorized

Yep, It’s Valentine’s Day!

Whether you woke up with some excitement for today or nothing but contempt for “Cupid”, the important thing is

YOU WOKE UP!


Even if you don’t have the love of a significant other or amity amongst your neighbors, always be mindful to

LOVE YOURSELF!


If it’s chocolate you crave, there may still be some on sale from Halloween. Treat yourself, even if someone else blessed you with milk chocolatey goodness because one thing for certain is

YOU CAN NEVER HAVE TOO MUCH CHOCOLATE!!!


And whether you find yourself in the arms of Mr./Ms. Right or Mr./Ms. Right Now, remember

COVID DOESN’T TAKE HOLIDAY!


By default, we all inherited a village of bloggers we’ve bonded with over written word. Hopefully, my words reach all who need to receive them this Valentine’s Day:

THIS MAY BE THE ONE DAY YOU FEEL ALONE/LONELY BUT FOR SOME, THIS IS THE ONE DAY THEY FEEL LOVED.


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My Only Sunshine

They’d been dating since 2016 and their lustrum of love and affection had become all she thought about. It all started as a passionate idyll after Diane’s ugly divorce but she and Charlie had become the hottest couple in town. He’d always shown great concern for her welfare, making sure she felt loved, safe and secure. Valentine’s Day was here and Diane hoped this was the year Charlie would take her from being Miss to Mrs.

As they sat enjoying dinner, surrounded by five dozen roses and romantic music playing on the Echo Dot, Diane was trying hard to contain her nervous excitement. Both their hearts began beating fast as dessert arrived. It was Diane’s favorite white chocolate cake topped with a beautiful shiny gift box. Is this the moment she’s dreamed of? Is her fantasy becoming reality?

Diane was almost in shock as she smiled, laughed and cried a little opening her Valentine’s latest surprise. Suddenly the smile turned into a frown of disappointment seeing nothing but a diamond sunburst necklace. As she looked to Charlie with confusion, there he was down on one knee declaring Diane the light of his life; his ray of sunshine on a rainy day; a brilliant woman perfectly flawed, as he looked at her with an 18K white gold 5 Carat diamond ring in hand and asked, “Will you be my forever love?”


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Posted in Holidays, Hope, Life, Peace, Prompt, Quotes, Uncategorized

Honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, JR.

Shared for Fandango’s Flashback Friday, January 15, 2021.


Never will there be a time when this great man and his profound words are no longer relevant. Here’s a memory from January 15, 2018.

Happy Birthday Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

It’s great to study the words of a man so many admire, but it’s the actions of living out such text that brings about change. When you read the words…

Honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, JR.

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