Tag Archives: joy

Trains, Mountains & Waterfall(s)!!

Since most people can’t travel now due to COVID-19 containment efforts, today Virginia invites you to take a photo journey to beautiful Canada. An inspirational escape from stay-at-home orders from the comfort of our armchairs… Rocky Mountaineer departing Vancouver The … Continue reading

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Blooms vs. The Glooms

Glooms is not really a word but it rhymes with blooms, so here it is. Taking a break from home hibernation, Virginia (the person) ventured out to walk around downtown Williamsburg, located in Virginia (the state.) It felt like an … Continue reading

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Penguins! Penguins! Penguins!

Virginia invites you to take a levity timeout today with penguins. There’s something to be said for taking laughter breaks during times of stress (as shared here a week or two ago.) Looking at penguins tends to make me smile… … Continue reading

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Let It Be…

On this Solemnity of the Annunciation we honor Mary’s huge step of faith, her “yes” to God when Angel Gabriel met with her. Despite her fears, despite not knowing how things would work out, she said, “yes.” Let it be … Continue reading

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Scattering Joy (vs. Pain)

Here’s a quote for this Lenten Saturday… “There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us.” Ralph Waldo Emerson grace, peace & scattering joy Virginia : ) “Look … Continue reading

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#LENT: Springy, Flowery HOPE!

“Hold fast to hope, the fragile flowers shout.” Mary Lou Kownacki Yesterday was the first day of Spring here in this part of the world. After all those stark winter days, spring sightings of trees budding and flowers blooming are … Continue reading

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MAMA: Occasions of Joy

March is a month of remembrances for my family: Papa’s passing on March 8th, Mama’s birthday on March 15th, and their anniversary on March 17th. Today Mama would have turned 85. We were so blessed to celebrate her 80th birthday … Continue reading

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