Category Archives: gratitude

Spring means lilacs…

While winter in the Northeast may be dreary and frigid, Spring is a different experience entirely.   Each season has its own smells.  For me, Spring is full of earthy aromas.  Whether it’s the woodsy, rich smell of freshly turned … Continue reading

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The sun is shining…

and, for me, that’s a wonderful thing.  I can deal with most anything if the sun is shining.  I’m definitely one of those people who needs lots of natural light.  Despite my love of the sunshine, I’ve never thought of … Continue reading

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You need a nudge?

I’ll nudge you.  Since people seem to like to read about struggles, I’ll throw one out to you.  I’ve talked about struggling with weight issues.  I’ve talked about struggling with overeating issues.  I’ve talked about struggling with health issues.  Let’s … Continue reading

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Back to school…

but not for me!  Summer is so fleeting in the Northeast.  When I was teaching, I didn’t allow myself to “work” on school stuff until August 1st.  Then I could put all of the ideas that were swirling in my … Continue reading

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For today’s breakfast…

I shall be feasting on a large slice of humble pie with a side of crow.  Hey, I’ve never had a problem admitting when I’m wrong.  I was wrong.  Not only was I wrong, I am so comfortably wrapped in … Continue reading

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Reunion redux

The reaction to my previous post was overwhelming to me, in a good way.  Many of the comments gave me some good insight.  I’ve felt a little selfish thinking I would just keep to myself.  Some folks readily recognized my … Continue reading

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“Off we go…”

Some of you may recognize those three words as the beginning of the U.S. Air Force song.  As a kid I knew them as the words to the Army Air Corps song.  My dad was a member of the Army … Continue reading

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New year, new goals

I’ve decided not to look on the past year with regrets.  It’s far too easy to do that and it keeps one from moving forward.  At least, that’s my thinking about it.  The past year brought many changes to my … Continue reading

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Positive upheaval, aka “moving” right along…

The last several months have been a challenge, but I’m no stranger to challenge.  They have been fraught with loss of friendship, change in job status and the death of a close family member.  On the positive side…they have brought … Continue reading

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Understanding friendship…

I have so much to learn about friendship.  It seems all I once believed in doesn’t count for much anymore.  I was taught friends stuck by each other through thick and thin, communicated, believed in one another.  Over the years … Continue reading

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