Freedom Begins at the Bottom

Freedom Begins at the Bottom

“And the turtles, of course…all the turtles are free, as turtles and, maybe, all creatures should be.” ― Dr. Seuss, Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories ♦♦♦   Holding the little lightning bug in her cupped hands, she waited for the glowing to happen again. It was such a spectacular sight to see the lights popping up […]

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Run Run Away

“No matter how far you travel, you can never get away from yourself. It’s like your shadow. It follows you everywhere. -Komura”― Haruki Murakami, After the Quake ♦♦♦ The little boy wasn’t happy with things at home. At nine years of age, his frustration with the rules in his house, the expectations of his keeping a clean […]

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Tick Tock, Time to Polish

“Let us prepare our minds as if we’d come to the very end of life. Let us postpone nothing. Let us balance life’s books each day. … The one who puts the finishing touches on their life each day is never short of time.” Seneca We were in 7th grade, and the announcement came that our […]

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Honoring Grief

“There are no quick fixes to grief. No easy answers. Every expression of grief that wants to be felt and honored and given its space must be allowed, in order to heal.” ― Tom Zuba It is about this time of year that my emotions seem to be on high alert. We have Mother’s Day, […]

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Kelly

She’ll always be remembered with a beautiful smile and a heart for her children and husband. There are two stars shining so brightly. I remember how horrified I felt when in July of 2012 I learned that a Tullahoma girl had been found murdered, burned to death and left on the side of the road. […]

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Thoughts to Encourage

Joy is the will which labors, which overcomes obstacles, which knows triumph.~ William Butler Yeats

Whether you think you can or think you can’t you’re right. - Henry Ford

The best way out is always through. ~ Robert Frost

Real difficulties can be overcome, it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable. ~ Theodore N. Vail

Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall. ~ Oliver Goldsmith

You must be the change you want to see in the world. - Mahatma Gandhi

Nothing helps like a good nap…

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