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“We Can Do Hard Things”

Life has proven to many of us that we will be called upon to do hard things. For any number of reasons and at any time, life changes needing us to find the strength, hope and faith to do them. As a parent I have watched my children face challenges, and as a daughter I...

“It Won’t Always Be This Way…”

Taken from the pages of my book are many of my life experiences, especially that there are many unknowns. The hills and valleys are the ups and downs in our lives, and are the teachers of our inner strength, daily courage, faith and hope. I learned firsthand over...

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Trust Your Journey

Today I am sharing a quote from one of the world's loveliest humans, Audrey Hepburn. Her style, kindness, charm and sincerity have always drawn me to want to learn more of her life, one which was so full of grace. One quote in particular of hers that has influenced my...

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Pay It Forward 9/11

On 9/11 September 2021 I listened to a one minute video on payitforward9/11.com. It is a way in which we can all help our world as we continually recover from and never forget 9/11. Twenty years ago the events of 9/11 changed us forever. In spite of the darkness we...

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Summer’s Lease

"Summer's lease hath all too short a date." William Shakespeare said it best. As I write this post it is nearly the end of August, 2021, and I have already felt a wisp of Fall wash across my days. I will miss summer and all that she brings. It has been said that '...

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The Light Which Shines Within

The late, beloved Maya Angelou penned many beautiful inspirational quotes in her lifetime, many of which I try to live by. One in particular I will share. She wrote, "Nothing can dim the light which shines within."  In our lifetimes we will have many challenges to...

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In The Quiet Moments

A couple of weeks ago I was in Utah visiting a very dear friend. One of the days we went through Provo Canyon and stopped to drink in its majesty. For those of you reading this blog and you have visited there you will know of what I speak. Blue, blue skies, puffy...

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Live In The Moment!

"If you spend all of your time focusing on the ending, you are going to miss the show!" When I recently heard these words they hit home to me. I realized the importance of living in the moment each and every day. If we are always in a hurry trying to get to the end of...

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Our Heroes

I have known many heroes in my lifetime, many in my own family. One in particular whose courage and noble qualities set her apart from anyone I will ever know again. With a string of pearls around her neck and a beautiful smile, she made everyone feel better...a...

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The Words You Speak

As I was strolling my baby granddaughter not long ago in a charming neighborhood, I came upon the sweetest home. It was complete with a white picket fence where beautiful pink roses were climbing and finding their way through the fence. I took a picture to remember...

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The Human Spirit

The human spirit teaches us to keep climbing and hoping and to continue to keep believing and loving, and to never forget why we are here on this earth. As I raised my children I wanted them to remember that what we set our hearts and minds to achieve is possible....

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Chapter Two…The Simplicity Of The Sea

When summertime arrives each year I enjoy pulling one of my favorite books from the shelf, "Gifts From The Sea" by author, Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Her thoughts and feelings about the ocean paralleled mine every time I read through it. I too, am drawn to the sea and the...

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“I’ll Be Home Soon…”

These words, "I'll be home soon" have been spoken by many in the military services over hundreds of years. And today, on Memorial Day 2021 we honor many more who have given of their service and their lives. Today we also honor firefighters, lifeguards, police, medical...

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Follow Your Dreams!

"The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams," as written by Oprah Winfrey. Find the courage and you will find magic along the way to keep inspiring your journey. I know this is true as I look back on my decision to write a book about three...

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The Beach

Good Morning and a Happy Monday to you all! The warm weather here recently in California has led me to write some thoughts today about the beach, a place I dearly love. As with the inspirational author and mother, Anne Morrow Lindbergh my soul has always soared with...

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When Life Eavesdrops!

Have you ever pondered over something really diligently and then you came face to face with your answer? I have a feeling most of us have at one time or another. Many call the intervention the universe, life and, I like to believe it is God's hand helping to...

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The Song In Your Heart

Not everyone knows the song in your heart.  It is a song you or a loved one is passionate about. Maybe it is your best friend, your spouse, a sibling or parent. Whomever it may be is special to you. During this Christmas season whether literally or figuratively, may...

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My Wonderful Parents

I am eternally grateful for my wonderful parents who raised me and my brother with so much love. They taught us honesty, kindness and respect for everyone. And, when they left us to go to Heaven, their legacy of hope, love, faith,  and grace lives on in both of us....

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Home Is Where Your Heart Is

This time of the year the things we love are never far away. Coming to my mind easily are home and family. In these times of a continuing challenging pandemic, gathering with loved ones may not be as easy as in years past. Personally, I am trying to concentrate on...

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Memories!

I think it is such a miracle that the mind stores information, moments in our lives and people who have left footprints in our hearts. Memories not only can teach us life lessons, but are essential to our growth. They make us smile and make us happy as we recall our...

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Autumn Smiles

One of my favorite chapters in my book is Chapter 48. In this chapter I talk about our four seasons and how one opens the door for the next. In these early days of October, we have just bid adieu to summer with it's sun kissed beach days, longer evenings, more family...

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