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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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Open to SURPRISE(S)

“Each day holds a surprise. But only if we expect it can we see, hear, or feel it when it comes to us. Let’s not be afraid to receive each day’s surprise, whether it comes to us as sorrow or … 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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Keep On CARING!!

During last month’s staycation Virginia (the person) and her brother visited Yorktown in Virginia (the state.) I know, I know – it’s confusing that Virginia (the person) lives in Virginia (the state!) But, since Virginia was born and raised in … Continue reading

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Snapshots & Whatnot: Meaningful Choices

Austrian author and psychiatrist Viktor Frankl (1905-1997) survived four concentration camps during the Holocaust. He knew gratuitous suffering intimately. Given chaotic challenges ever present in our world, may these insights of his encourage our hearts today. “Between stimulus and response … Continue reading

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BEAUTY WITHIN

So much tough stuff surrounds us these days, then there are internal battles that wage in our hearts and minds. “We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Love (in our Hearts!)

It’s hard to celebrate Mother’s Day when our mothers are in Heaven, but today is an opportunity to remember the legacies of our mothers’ love that, in the case of this redhead, will never diminish. Virginia misses her Mama! As … Continue reading

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ONE FOR ALL DOING SOMETHING!

“I am only one; but I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. What I can do, I ought to do; and what I ought to do, by the grace of God, I will do.” (Helen Keller, 1880-1968) … Continue reading

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(nearly) Wordless Wednesday: Spring Flowers!

“Spring: a lovely reminder of how beautiful change can truly be.” (Anonymous) “A great beginning is sometimes at the point of what you thought would be the end of something.” Dodinsky “Love is a flower, you’ve got to let it … Continue reading

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