Posted in Faith, Goals, Inspiration, Life, Positivity, Prompt, Uncategorized

Word Fast – Day 2

Reblogged for Fandango’s Flashback Friday – nothing for April 2nd so I went with February.

Seek to understand, not to be understood. We’ve all heard it said that there’s a reason you have two ears and one mouth: to listen more and speak …

Word Fast – Day 2

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Posted in Inspiration, Life, Positivity, Prompt, Thoughts, Uncategorized

Gotta Play to Win

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Sometimes in this game called life, unexpected issues will balk your good intentions, tempting you to become volatile or run away—“fight or flight.” Then you realize neither response would do much to solve the problem, so you develop a system in which you own the situation by shifting your life in whatever way necessary to help you move forward. We’ve all played this past year and we’re winning!


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Posted in Encouragement, Inspiration, Life, Positive Affirmation, Prompt

Let Today Be The Day

Looking back thinking someone may need to receive this message today. Happy Monday!

– Arthur Ashe Start where you are… Whether it’s going back to school, launching the business you’ve always dreamed about, giving your life to God, or…

Let Today Be The Day

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Posted in Décima, Encouragement, Inspiration, Life, Peace, Poetry, Positivity, Prompt, Uncategorized

Let It Go!

Forgive the hurt, release your pain

Embrace the here and now today

No looking back, without delay

Create your joy and then maintain

Harmony’s pleasing to attain

Have peace of mind around the clock

Euphoric state will be a shock

Decide to change your condition

Right here, right now, grant permission

Free the emotional gridlock


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Posted in Hobbies, Inspiration, Life, Positivity, Prompt, Uncategorized

Respect and Love For My Elders

A few months ago one of our fellow bloggers provided a link to Love For Our Elders, a non-profit organization of volunteers who collect and deliver handcrafted letters and cards to the senior community. I loved their mission so much, I could hear this orotund voice in me saying “SIGN UP NOW!” and I quickly became a “Kindness Ambassador.” I’m so excited my first batch of cards are finally en route. Unfortunately, I only took one picture and it shows only a partial front view of one card and the ornate envelopes for the others.

It wasn’t looking too good for me in the beginning because my creative mind far exceeded my elementary artistic skills, but when it was all said and done I was pretty proud of myself. However, while working on my fourth card I began getting frustrated over a few failed drawings and decided to print out part of it. Hence the perfect sun, rainbow and trees. At least I was able to personalize it with beautiful yellow, powder blue and green colors and several unique butterflies.

This isn’t an attempt at penance for any past wrongdoing but hopefully I’ve earned a stamp in my passport to heaven. 😆


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