Telling Our Stories, 2021 version

Telling Our Stories, 2021 version

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” Maya Angelou “Everyone has a story,” I remarked to my friend as she was blessing my heart over learning things about me she didn’t know. “We both know that,” she responded. We don’t have to know much to know that there is no […]

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Listen Completely

“When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.” ― Ernest Hemingway “Graaanddaaaddy, Mother says you’re a reeal cowboy. Is that truue?” The words are mine, but the voice is one of so long ago that I hardly recognize that little girl with the thick southern drawl. Listening to the tape made long before we could […]

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Back to School Traditions for Life

“Just because something is traditional is no reason to do it, of course.” ― Lemony Snicket, The Blank Book There is no mistaking what time of year it is: Clothes, backpacks, and hair all look like they’ve been given a lot of thought, even the messy looking kids have planned the look to make their statement, and the […]

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Rules of Engagement

“Engagement can be a commitment to love or a declaration of war. One must enter every battle without hesitation, willing to fully engage the enemy until death do you apart.” ― Emily Thorne Maybe the mention of the word brings back memories of a time someone you loved asked you to spend the rest of […]

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Working on Self-Improvement? Be a better listener!

“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” ~Stephen Covey Have you spent much time around small children?  It only takes one momentary slip of a ‘bad’ word or a story you’d rather not have repeated to your friends to discover that some of the best […]

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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…

Birds are Beautiful

A Dog is Faithful…