Tag Archives: Quotes

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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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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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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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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#MayThe4thBeWithYou

Although Virginia is a Trekkie, she has been an avid groupie of Star Wars since the first movie came out in 1977. Yes, she is that old to remember watching the first Star Wars film in the theater, enthralled with … 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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