Category Archives: gratitude

The Frost is on the Pumpkin

As James Taylor so eloquently sang, “well, the frost is on the pumpkin and the hay is in the barn..” I woke up this morning to frost on the roof.  Beautiful!  Simply beautiful.  A sign of cooler weather and crisp … Continue reading

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Each day – from this point on – I hope to be… A little stronger A little healthier A little kinder A little more patient A little more optimistic A little more thoughtful A little more active A little smarter … Continue reading

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I have plans…

Freedom Clarity Future … These are my “today’s” nouns. To live To breathe To believe … These are my “today’s” verbs. Human Mother Wife Friend …These are my “today’s” identity. Thank God!  The fog has lifted.  I can move again. … Continue reading

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While sorting through more letters and “things to file” yesterday, I came across an envelope from one of my favorite wordpress bloggers, “Pixieannie” (  I had kept the envelope to record the return address on it – so that I … Continue reading

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130 Steps and Counting

Feeling guilty that I had left a kitchen full of dishes last night, I take my time getting up and getting busy. The dishes would be there – regardless of my preference to spend a few more moments day-dreaming, writing, … Continue reading

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Let us answer when life calls

Walk with me to a hopeful place Where wishes may come true And let us wish together For a more hopeful and youthful “you” Many years upon this earth You’ve been through many things Still – have some hope and … Continue reading

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New Day – New Beginnings

This morning – I’m getting ready For whatever happens I feel stronger I lift up my eyes to the light, to the horizon, to the sky The new day is breaking Today I feel more ready To battle the demons … Continue reading

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Shedding a new light

It is decadent to … – go back to bed after an early morning walk – write a post for my blog – drink that second cup of coffee – sit in the quiet of the house — listening to … Continue reading

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Another step

Today, I won’t look back.  As tempting as it is – it makes me sad – it makes me cry.  And I don’t want to cry. Today, I want to smile.  I want to feel the joy of the sunshine, … Continue reading

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Three Gratitudes

What does it take to be happy? There was a report on the news last night that actually answered that question.  It came as no surprise, though, to discover the suggestions:  be grateful, offer praise, and reflect. I have, throughout … Continue reading

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