The Power Within

We are only beginning to learn of the power that lies within us. It seems such a simple thing to do to release that amazing ability that we all have. What’s the secret to obtaining all the potential that lies within us? We need to open our hearts to both love and to be loved. […]

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Arianna Huffington’s 12 Steps to Thrive

Great advice on how to thrive from Arianna Huffington. Her latest book. “Thrive”, is available on Amazon.

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Morning Songs

A late night with good friends turned into a sleepless night for me. While insomnia has been my nighttime nemesis most of my life, tonight there was a different reason for my inability to fall into the arms of Morpheus. The night was so beautiful! At 5:00 a.m, near the shores of Lake Washington, it […]

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Just One of Those Days!

Have you ever had one of those days that started out with promise? Your work was moving along swiftly. The words were just flying from your mind into your computer with more speed and alacrity (word of the day–go look it up) than you knew you had.You were accomplishing SO much! Then just one little […]

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Metamorphosis

“The secret to change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” ~~ Socrates~~ In order for a butterfly to change from a caterpillar, it has to cease doing everything. Completely. Despite what must be against all of its instincts until this point in time, it […]

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Books, Magic, a Lap and a Grammy on the Floor

“In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.” ~~ Mark Twain ~~ I just love haunting used bookstores. There’s an energy there that invigorates me and heals my soul. I wander into the store, inhaling […]

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Why I Will Always Believe in Santa Claus

Christmas, Santa, peace, goodwill, believe, charity, Jesus Christ, love, kindness, belief, Santa Claus, goodwill toward man

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Let Your Light Shine Forth

*。¨* ✫ ” ✫. ☽¨¯*。.☆¨*。¯`☆¸.✫˚¯`。.´*。.☆¨¯S´* ¨*. ☽When you live in the city, it’s easy to find your way with all of the lights on. In the suburbs, there are streetlights to guide your way or there is usually enough light reflected by the nearby city lights. In the country, even on a moonless night, there […]

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Letter to Santa from Grammy Sue

Dear Santa, Two years ago, then last year, I asked you please to send me patience for Christmas. You told me both years that I needed to wait for it. I have waited for a very long time for patience. I have done my very best to be good. I love my family more than […]

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How to Cook a Thanksgiving Dinner (add funny title here) (OK, no funny title yet…) (sigh…still waiting for the funny title to hit me) (perhaps by Thanksgiving, the funny title will come) (OK, just post the darn thing anyway) (SIGH)

Last year, a friend of mine was preparing her first Thanksgiving dinner, except for the turkey. She wanted some recipes. I was exhausted and dashed off some notes to her. When I get tired, I get silly. She ended up with more commentary than recipes, all done with tongue firmly in cheek. I don’t think […]

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