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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...

In The Presence Of Wonder

Late last summer I retired from working in the medical field. I traded in my scrubs for diapers, baby bottles and lots of kisses! My baby granddaughter is precious and my days with her are heaven sent. At four months she seems to be changing every day and I always...

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Faith Brings Blessings

"If tomorrow wasn't promised, what would you give for today?" a quote written by Ray Lewis. I feel we would each have a different answer reflecting so many different circumstances in our own lives. One thing that rings out clearly to me is the hope for a strong faith...

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Lasting Worth

I will forever remember the night I finished writing my inspirational book Monday Moments. I was sitting by a warm and crackling fire with a cup of tea and my sweet four legged companion Bailey was next to me. My sincere intent in writing this book was that it would...

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Follow Your Heart

A few days ago as I began putting away Christmas ornaments and decorations for next year, I was struck extra tenderly. I realized it was because life is fragile and we can't take any of our days for granted. They are each a gift for us to use in the most delicate of...

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Chilly November Mornings

The golden thread that ties our hearts together is called gratitude. As we live thankfully a harvest of emotions will fill our hearts and minds, especially at Thanksgiving time. As chilly November mornings greet us we are reminded of the change in seasons and often a...

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Sweet Land of Liberty

On this date every year, we are reminded of the great significance of sacrifice and the many service men and women we have lost and go forth to honor every day.  Many are within our own families or within the circle of family. One day we will meet our wonderful, lost...

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Only You Are You!

Having welcomed a new baby granddaughter just six weeks ago, my days are full of awe of her! Holding her fills my heart with a warmth and love that I feel sure is part of being a grandma. As I have welcomed each grandchild, I have cherished my times when I can sit and...

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The Best In Us!

"It is not what happens for us, but most importantly...to us."  Growing up I was fortunate to live in a neighborhood that was laden with beautiful oak trees. Their ever present energy and strength were a constant presence as I remember those years in my life. When the...

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Living Thankfully

Many years ago when I started writing inspirational thoughts for friends and family, one of the first I composed was  this. "When your arms are open in gratitude and your heart is full of hope, the abundance that will come is a gift and a blessing and even a miracle,...

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You Are Extraordinary!

Each one of us comes here to earth with certain gifts and talents that make us unique. Through the years these talents will bring joy and blessings to others, within our own families, friends and sometimes complete strangers. Often, these "gifts and talents" may not...

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Morning Light

Over the weekend I took an early morning walk around the charming island I am grateful to call home. The sun was just coming up, the seagulls were loudly announcing their arrival over the bay, the water was glassy and the color of the boats was more vibrant than...

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Sprinkle It!

"Kindness is the passport that opens doors and fashions friends. It softens hearts and molds relationships that can last lifetimes." I have shared this warmly inspired quote from Joseph B. Wirthlin. His words ring so clearly and pure in my mind and in my heart, there...

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Delightful Autumn

Autumn it has been quoted, is "the year's last, loveliest smile." We have said goodbye to the sun kissed days of summer and welcomed the beautiful and softer days of fall with its crisp days, cozy evenings and feelings of abundance. Of all the four seasons, Fall is my...

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What Dreams Are Made Of

As I am slowly kissing summer memories goodbye and feeling just the faintest tinge of a crisp evening breeze, I am collecting my dreams and sending them off. I have always found the greatest launch for my dreams is at the water's edge at the beach. It is where I have...

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The Meaning Of Life!

Just a short week ago, after several months to ponder, give my notice and say many heartfelt good byes, I have retired. After fifty-one years in the medical field, I knew it was time. Time for me and for my family. I feel blessed that my calling was service and...

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A New Chapter!

There are many reasons for "a new chapter" in one's life! I think of a blank page that will be full of new goals, dreams, ideas, pathways and plans. It can be a time that is exciting and at the same time bittersweet, as we leave what we have known and move towards the...

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Stay On Course!

Throughout the writing of my book, Monday Moments, it was necessary for me to stay on course and to keep always visible my own "compass." That direction was important to me as it kept me connected to why I was writing. I wanted my readers to feel love, faith and hope...

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An Enchanted Moment

Over the weekend, I was walking around the charming island I live on. I happened to be pondering what I may write on my blog that would inspire, uplift or both for the coming week! As I turned the corner I met a new friend, who upon talking to her, actually inspired...

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Simplicity

One of my mottos in life is to try to keep things simple. I have found in doing this, more inspiring significance in even the smallest things becomes apparent. The pure enjoyment of the moment or adventure itself, brings a gracious happiness. As my new birthday year...

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Courage

Welcome to a new week! My wish for each one of you is that whatever you are seeking you will find. I think most often we are looking within ourselves for answers to things hoped for or perhaps the courage to do something we have never done. This happens to all of us...

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