Tag Archives: Quotes

Memorial Day: Rest In Peace

“Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it.” Anonymous On Memorial Day we remember all those in the military who sacrificed their lives throughout our … Continue reading

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Raindrop Blues vs. Having Fun in the Rain

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” Vivian Greene It’s been raining here the whole week, the ENTIRE WEEK. We are not used to rain every day here in the … Continue reading

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Hope: A Renewable Option

It’s hard at times to maintain a hope-filled attitude, especially when things drag us down in the mud of ineptitude. But, the point of hope is to keep trying. To keep hoping. To do our bit. To look for hope … Continue reading

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Motivated Butterflies…

Spreading a little butterfly happiness around today… “Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp; but which, if you sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” Nathaniel Hawthorne Sometimes we need to open our hearts … Continue reading

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Snapshots & Whatnot: SWAMPED!

A few years ago my brother and I drove the Natchez Trace from Franklin, Tennessee to Natchez, Mississippi. We stopped along the way (visiting our precious niece Joy and her family @ French Camp, MS) and enjoyed many scenic opportunities. … Continue reading

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Song Grooves: Listening to the Silence

The other day I caught up by phone with a friend who travels nonstop as part of her job. Whenever she gets a chance, she’s always off to fun places. (We are kindred spirits.) The last few months of sheltering … Continue reading

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Snapshots & Whatnot: Dexterous Courage & Tact

Years ago my sister gifted me the classic book “Oh, The Places You’ll Go” by Dr. Seuss. Filled with wisdom for 20-something Virginia stepping out in the wide world, the timeless insights of Dr. Seuss therein still resonate with a … Continue reading

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May Day Flowers!!

My precious Mama always said, “April showers bring May flowers.” Since most of us can’t visit our favorite gardens at this time, here are a few favorite pics from past visits to celebrate May Day 2020 with flowers… Butchart Gardens, … Continue reading

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OUT OF CONTROL!

“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo. “So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide … Continue reading

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Snapshots & Whatnot: #EarthDay2020

Faithful readers of this blog know that Virginia is a tree groupie, a waterfall groupie, and an avid groupie of mountains, beaches, forests, lakes, birds, oceans and flowers… Majestic trees @ Banff National Park (Canada) A tree AND an ocean … Continue reading

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