Tag Archives: Courage

Blogcation Grooves

Hey everyone, Virginia is taking a two week blogcation (in case you wondered where she’s been hiding in the Blogosphere.) She will be back next week, so until then here’s a pic and a quote to contemplate… “Almost everything will … Continue reading

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Euro Cup Life Grooves

“The Rules of soccer are very simple: if it moves, kick it. If it doesn’t move, kick it until it does.”  Phillip Abraham Woosnam (1932-2013) Italy and England kicked their way into the Euro Cup final yesterday. Just making it to … Continue reading

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Finding Roses in the Rubble…

To honor Virginia’s 10th blog-versary, here is a post from 2011 of why she chose the name “Roses in the Rubble.” It’s about finding Roses in the Rubble of our lives… As a relief & development worker I documented sobering … Continue reading

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ROSES IN THE RUBBLE TURNS TEN!!

There are celebratory grooves going on here at Roses in the Rubble! Today Virginia commemorates TEN YEARS of blogging. Bring out the chocolate cake, light those candles, it’s time to celebrate! Can’t believe it’s been 10 years since Virginia tentatively … Continue reading

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Quickie Quote: Courage to Soar

“If we insist on being as sure as is conceivable… we must be content to creep along the ground, and never soar.” St. John Henry Newman Sometimes we get so mired in making sure we’re sure about whatever we’re doing … Continue reading

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SUMMERTIME (SUNSETTY) SUNSHINE

Today is the first official day of summer in this part of the globe! Contemplating summertime usually sunshine enters the picture along with heat and humidity – especially where Virginia (the person) lives in Virginia (the state.) Virginia doesn’t like … Continue reading

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Quickie Quote: Powerful Dreamers!

Here’s a little midweek inspiration…. “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” Harriet Tubman grace, peace & (powerful) … Continue reading

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PAIN AND (OPTIONAL) MISERY

Someone once said, “Pain and suffering are inevitable; misery is optional.”  ‘Tis true methinks (unless you are suffering from kidney stones when misery is a sure thing.) Still, misery can be a choice.  Which means not being miserable is also … Continue reading

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Quickie Quote: Setting our Sail(s)

Here’s a quickie quote to contemplate in the middle of the week (especially if winds are blowing us off our course!) “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to reach my destination.” Jimmy … Continue reading

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An Attitude of Courageous Gratitude

Here in the U.S. it’s Memorial Day, a time when we honor those who sacrificed their lives for our country. Virginia plotted posting something on Saturday, but alas, after receiving her 2nd Moderna vaccine dose on Friday she spent most … Continue reading

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