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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...

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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Kindness

I have written of this topic in my book, under the chapter "One Kindness at a Time." At this stage in my life I feel certain my "bucket" has reached overflowing many times and the source is always the same. Kindness is the root of all goodness in our lives...within...

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You Are Strong And You Are Brave

In these uncertain times so many things are different.  Life changed overnight beginning last March. Day by day, month after month we have had to adapt to a new way of living our lives. At the same time it has all been woven with fear of contracting the dreadful...

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“Give A Girl The Right Shoes…..”

In my lifetime so far, I have worn many different kinds of shoes! Each one served a purpose in my life. As a baby, my first walking shoes! A little later on, tap shoes. My first school shoes with laces! Soon followed play shoes, dress up shoes and sandals when it was...

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Thank You Summer!

Your gifts as always have been many. Your sights, sounds and smells are different from Spring that preceded you  but that is what makes you so special. I was eager to enjoy your longer and less harried days, beach walks where the cold water always made everything feel...

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My Grandmother’s Apron

My grandmother was not completely dressed for the day without her apron! One of my fondest memories when I visited my grandparents as a child and in later years, was seeing my grandmother's many aprons drying in the warm summer breeze in the backyard of their...

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The Bend Is Only The Beginning

So far on my life's journey, with the experiences and trials I have encountered along the way, I know there is "more road ahead." I know this to be true because I have a deep and abiding belief in God. FAITH is looking at the bend in the road seeing no further, but...

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Beach Walks!

I love summertime! Mostly I believe, because I am drawn more to long walks along the ocean. Here is where I do my greatest thinking and reach out to God for the answers to the questions in my heart. For many years I did this at least weekly as I was raising my family....

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