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Friday Happy Hour: Laughter, Lunacy, and Life

Friday, October 17, 2014


Oh Boy! It's Friday!!! Time to get my party face on!


And it's time for our Friday Happy Hour Blog! Time to kick back, and get into the proper mindset for the weekend! Care to join me?


Welcome to Friday! In preparation for takeoff, please ensure all negative attitudes are properly stowed. On behalf of your pilot, Captain Morgan, and myself, Brandy Alexander, welcome aboard. We expect sunshine and good attitudes for the duration of our trip. Enjoy the ride.






"It's A Beautiful Day. Look at the view! Wish U were here."
"Mom, your finger is covering the lens."

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"Ooops, can you see it now?"

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"You can't just send the same picture, you have to take another one."
"How about now?"
"Looks good. Great mom>"









And finally, as they told the passengers on the Titanic:



Go forth, laugh, have fun, and please do something I wouldn't do!!!
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JADOMB 10/19/2014 11:14PM

    Keep up the humor, that is a sign of good mental health. ;-)

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    LOVE the butt jiggle emoticon

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BOOCH6 10/18/2014 7:43AM

    OMG ! It's 7:40 on Saturday morning and I just woke the whole house up with uncontrollable laughter ! You really are the best and have started my weekend (and everyone else's) off in a big way. Enjoy your weekend and keep laughing !!

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    emoticon have a fun week end

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    You have a great weekend. Loved your blog, got me ready for a great weekend.

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SCRAPPYGAMBLER 10/17/2014 10:23PM

    Thank you for the laughs! Have a wonderful Weekend!

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2BDYNAMIC 10/17/2014 10:11PM

    What a flight! I buckled my seatbelt! ............. Pretty crazy and wild stuff ............ and creative and fun blog too!! Have an awesome weekend Sharon! emoticon

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123ELAINE456 10/17/2014 9:25PM

  Awesome Blog!!! Love It. God Blessings Always. Have a Wonderful Week. Good Thoughts, Prayers and Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Comin
g Your Way. please read my Blog on my Spark Page about my son Ernie being in the hospital for the third time since 8-21-14. Please pray for him. Thank You for your prays. Take Care and Stay Healthy.

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    emoticon Have a playful and joyful weekend! emoticon

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  emoticon SHARON emoticon FRIDAY HAPPY HOUR! emoticon TIME! emoticon ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND! emoticon

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BA5454 10/17/2014 7:42PM

    LOL!

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1CRAZYDOG 10/17/2014 7:21PM

    OMG! These are priceless! Thank you for sharing. Love flying w/Capt. Morgan and flight attendant Brandy Alexander! emoticon

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TENNESSEEWALKER 10/17/2014 7:06PM

    True story: my landline service allows me to have all my calls forwarded to another number. So! I have all my landline calls forwarded to my celly. Anyway, my brother calls on my celly, and he says - you're breaking up, let me call you on your landline. I say, sure, fine. Moments later, the celly rings....

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SUNNY332 10/17/2014 7:01PM

    emoticon emoticon Bring on the fun....

Hugs, Sunny

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    Fantastic!! emoticon

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LYNMEINDERS 10/17/2014 6:06PM

    Superb...love them

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SPARKFRAN514 10/17/2014 6:03PM

    thanks for the good advice for our week end journey have fun your self as we journey towards Another week on the trail
“Take the time today to be good to you, in thoughts, deeds and actions, but especially in your thoughts.” Gail Lynne Goodwin emoticon

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STEELKICKIN 10/17/2014 5:58PM

    Lololol!!!! Ya know, when I look at these I see so much of myself in them! It just cracks me up that I'm not alone especially when it comes to texting! And I'm sooooo happy that my butt is waving and not jiggling just to jiggle. It HAS A PURPOSE!! Thank you for putting a smile on my face and kicking off our weekends with laughter. :) You're so awesomely cool like that!

I love you!

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Friday Happy Hour: Laughter, Lunacy, and Life

Friday, October 03, 2014


It’s Friday!
AND


Time for our Friday Happy hour Blog! Time to kick back, and get into the proper mindset for the weekend! Care to join me?


Welcome to Friday! In preparation for takeoff, please ensure all negative attitudes are properly stowed. On behalf of your pilot, Captain Morgan, and myself, Brandy Alexander, welcome aboard. We expect sunshine and good attitudes for the duration of our trip. Enjoy the ride.

Women's Words of Wisdom

























Go forth, laugh, and have fun!

Thanks for stopping by!
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BOOCH6 10/18/2014 8:35PM

    I had to go back to your archives, 'cuz I laughed so hard at this week's stuff ! You have a great sense of humor. Thanks so much for sharing !!

- Barb

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SPARKED2BFIT 10/10/2014 5:36AM

    thank you... thank you...THANK YOU!!! Loved this!! emoticon

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SUBMOM2 10/7/2014 4:33PM

    thanks for bringing some Friday fun into my Tuesday! Have a great week!

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SPARKFRAN514 10/5/2014 6:47PM

    thanks for the smile on a Sunny Sunday after noon they flight was great and will return for the flight next Friday evening emoticon

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KIWIANN 10/4/2014 11:01AM

    emoticon Thanks for the smiles!!

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123ELAINE456 10/4/2014 3:15AM

  Awesome!!! Well Done!!! Love the Photos and Quotes. God Blessings Always. Have a Wonderful Fun-Filled Weekend and Week. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Take Care.

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2BDYNAMIC 10/3/2014 8:09PM

    Ok--I have my seat belt fastened and am ready for Friday w/a good altitude .......... I mean attitude! LOL ............ very cute! here we go! emoticon Have a great weekend Sharon!

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FRAN0426 10/3/2014 7:00PM

    This blog has brightened my mood on a cold, windy day---thanks for sharing.

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    These made me LOL - thanks!

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TENNESSEEWALKER 10/3/2014 4:35PM

    You know your Spark die - I mean lifestyle - is working when you have to tie a knot in your knickers to keep them up.

Also, the vet weighed my cat, and she has lost an entire pound. One more to go!

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    Thanks! I needed those!

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    emoticon emoticon - Now on to a GREAT weekend.

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ALOHAEV1 10/3/2014 10:45AM

    I'm so happy you know where to find all these goodies AND that you share them!

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  Sharon emoticon emoticon emoticon Hope
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1CRAZYDOG 10/3/2014 10:24AM

    Definitely giving myself a wedgie~ LOLOLOLOL And I've always been the crazy one . . . so guess I don't have to work too hard on that one.

HUGS Thanks for the laugh.

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    emoticon ...it's Friday

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Friday Happy Hour: Laughter, Lunacy, and Life

Friday, September 26, 2014


Today I'm starting a Friday Happy Hour Blog. Time to kick back, and get into the proper mindset for the weekend! Care to join me?


Welcome to Friday! In preparation for takeoff, please ensure all negative attitudes are properly stowed. On behalf of your pilot, Captain Morgan, and myself, Brandy Alexander, welcome aboard. We expect sunshine and good attitudes tomorrow for the duration of our trip. Enjoy the ride.































Thanks for stopping by!
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SUEARNOLD1 9/28/2014 10:36PM

    Hi Sharon - I loved it!

I saw your comment on Fran's page and Friday and Happy Hour - I was hooked.

Have a great week and thanks for the smiles!

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123ELAINE456 9/28/2014 1:57AM

  Awesome Blog!!! Love the Quotes and Photos. LOL!!! Loving It. God Blessings Always. Have a Wonderful Week. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!T
ake Care.

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    I love it! Great idea for a blog!

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    LOL! The Lord's prayer will have a hard time recovering from the 'lead me not' pictures. emoticon


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    Thanks for the boost

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1CRAZYDOG 9/26/2014 9:09PM

    BWAHAHAHA! Proper attitude being worked on . . . pumpkin martini!

HUGS

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    I'm smiling! Thanks! emoticon

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ALOHAEV1 9/26/2014 8:06PM

    May you have sunshine and a good attitude this week-end yourself!

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  I'll gladly join you,happy and healthy.Love the images.So glad I
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KITT52 9/26/2014 6:26PM

    I plan to have a healthy week end as well



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    Thanks for the laughs and the advice!

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    I'll be having a drink with my dinner this evening, and I will toast you! Thanks for sharing your blog, it made me smile!
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SUNNY332 9/26/2014 4:57PM

    Wonderful way to start the weekend.

Hope it is a good one for you, my friend.

Sunny

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Are There Any Healthy Packaged Foods at the Supermarket?

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


Have you noticed that you seem to spend more time shopping for food in the grocery store than you did a year or so ago trying to be healthy? I know that I do. It seems to take me almost double the amount of time to buy my food for the week. I attribute it to having to read and compare labels more than I did in the past.

It’s amazing how the same foods can differ in their nutritional information! While I am buying lots more freggies and organic foods, I still buy some packaged foods, and this is where the label reading comes in handy!

I just happened to come across this list of the 40 healthiest foods you can buy at your local supermarket. The great thing is that they are grouped together, and the nutritional information is given for the healthiest 3 in each category. All of this information was compiled by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, an independent research group, so the information is unbiased.

There are listings for breads, cheeses, yogurts, hot cereals, cold cereals, frozen treats, soups, ice creams, nut butters, salad dressings, and coffee creamers. You can find the complete listing and all of the information here:
www.buzzfeed.com/deenashanker/health
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I found it very helpful and informative, and made a note on some of the things I sometimes buy at the grocery store, and hopefully, this will shave some time off my next supermarket run, and also my waistline! Do yourself a favor and check it out!
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MAKING-PROGRESS 9/19/2014 2:16AM

    Wonderful information, thank you!

I just bought some Frozen Entrées on sale. The Lean Cuisine I know is OK without looking at the nutrition info. But I thought I would try something new. A little start-up line by "Marcella". Her food tastes pretty good, but I didn't look at her Sodium Content....OMG....1000-1200 per entrée!!!! I can't eat that on a heart healthy plan! So I gave them to my daughter and made myself a salad instead. A strong reminder to ALWAYS look at the label before buying!

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KIWIANN 9/18/2014 10:24AM

    Thank for sharing!

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WOUBBIE 9/17/2014 6:34PM

    Simple answer? No, not many. Mother Nature never put food in boxes, bags, or cans, just peels, rind, and skin. Whole, real food doesn't have much on its ingredient list.

I would take the article and its recommendations with a nice heart-healthy grain of sodium. First, almost none of those 40 are as healthy as anything you would find in the produce bins or the meat case.

Second: “Cheese is two-thirds saturated fat,” says Hurley. “And saturated fat is the kind of fat that clogs arteries, so it’s the harmful kind of fat.”

Uh, nope, not true. Just Google "does saturated fat clog arteries" and you'll see that the myth has been debunked. Most of the bad stuff in your veins, like high levels of triglycerides, are directly related to carb intake.

Oh, and in case you didn't know this, CSPI is a vegetarian organization, so you'll see no meat anywhere on their list. There are plenty of heart healthy choices that they deliberately leave off their lists because eww animals.

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123ELAINE456 9/17/2014 12:24PM

  Awesome Blog. Thank You for all of the information. Love It. Take Care. Have a Great Week. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! God Blessings Always.

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MAWMAW101 9/17/2014 9:53AM

    Thank you so much Sharon! I found the list great since I don't make these products but certainly buy lots of them. It was very helpful for me.
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ALOHAEV1 9/17/2014 9:51AM

    You sure started a lot of chatter. I found that many times the so called healthier versions (boxes labeled whole whatever) had not only more sodium, fat but added stuff so we went back to the original. Everything in moderation, keep your hands off my butter (haha). I'm at the point that I don't look or buy what is new on the shelf, actually got back into the habit of doing the perimeter first, keeping my hands on the buggy and tear through the other aisles just to get extra steps in. I love that some stores are going with small buggies, not even tempted to buy more than I need.

I think too, since I only have to answer to myself it is easier to shop and meal plan. But you have given us still another great link, thank you.

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ALOHAEV1 9/17/2014 9:51AM

    You sure started a lot of chatter. I found that many times the so called healthier versions (boxes labeled whole whatever) had not only more sodium, fat but added stuff so we went back to the original. Everything in moderation, keep your hands off my butter (haha). I'm at the point that I don't look or buy what is new on the shelf, actually got back into the habit of doing the perimeter first, keeping my hands on the buggy and tear through the other aisles just to get extra steps in. I love that some stores are going with small buggies, not even tempted to buy more than I need.

I think too, since I only have to answer to myself it is easier to shop and meal plan. But you have given us still another great link, thank you.

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ALOHAEV1 9/17/2014 9:51AM

    You sure started a lot of chatter. I found that many times the so called healthier versions (boxes labeled whole whatever) had not only more sodium, fat but added stuff so we went back to the original. Everything in moderation, keep your hands off my butter (haha). I'm at the point that I don't look or buy what is new on the shelf, actually got back into the habit of doing the perimeter first, keeping my hands on the buggy and tear through the other aisles just to get extra steps in. I love that some stores are going with small buggies, not even tempted to buy more than I need.

I think too, since I only have to answer to myself it is easier to shop and meal plan. But you have given us still another great link, thank you.

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    emoticon ..good info to know

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SHARON10002 9/16/2014 10:40PM

    Thank you all for stopping by and reading my blog and leaving your comments. emoticon

I totally agree with all of you on shopping the outer perimeter of the store, but since I don't make my own bread, and eat yogurt, ice cream (on occasion), and will buy salad dressing - if in a pinch - but usually make my own I when I need it, I did find it informative for those reasons.

I think real butter is preferable over any of those "spreads" they listed. If you think about it, they are all full of chemicals - not for me. Besides real butter adds a flavor you cannot duplicate with any of the listed spreads, and if used in moderation like anything else, you should be OK.


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EMMACORY 9/16/2014 9:46PM

    Very interesting! Thank you! emoticon

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GABIBEAR 9/16/2014 9:44PM

    Thank you Sharon for sharing the link that link you found! I too take a long time looking at packages whenever I have to buy something other than freggies or organic! Have a wonderful week my friend!

Gabi
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L*I*T*A* 9/16/2014 9:43PM

    great list...........

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SPARKFRAN514 9/16/2014 9:39PM

    Thank you so much this is a huge help for me as make this journey call learning how to eat healthy . going to help me as I go back to using the food tacker
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2BDYNAMIC 9/16/2014 9:37PM

    LOVE this blog!! I have to go to bed soon .......... plumb warped but I DO PLAN to return on my day off (Thurs) to pop on the links) ............ I think I am with SUNNY332 who generally shops the perimeter of the store ........... Hauling much produce home ......... emoticon for writing this to enlighten all of us! ...... Good for all to know!

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CARRAND 9/16/2014 7:39PM

    Good information. I've been reading labels carefully ever since I was diagnosed with Celiac disease. It is critical for me to avoid gluten and I also look for fiber vs sugar, and type of fat.

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SPARKLED146 9/16/2014 7:35PM

    Thanks for sharing the list. Some of my favorite brands were on it.

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RITZIBROWN 9/16/2014 7:15PM

    Thanks for posting the link Sharon. Unfortunately, we don't eat a good number of the products listed so I'll just keep reading the labels.

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SUNNY332 9/16/2014 7:12PM

    I find that shopping the perimeter of the store is where of the fresh foods are and also the healthiest choices. Thanks for the list - I will take a look at it.

I don't think I have seen Siggy's yogurt. I will look for it!

Sunny

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TENNESSEEWALKER 9/16/2014 7:07PM

    Thanks for the link! I have my go-to groceries, and then I spend a lot of time shopping for the occasional purchases. The proliferation of products - remember when the only shampoo was Prell? - and use of additives makes it hard to find the good stuff.

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MAINEALI 9/16/2014 4:37PM

    Thanks for the link!

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1CRAZYDOG 9/16/2014 4:15PM

    Wow, Sharon, thank you! I adore Siggy's yogurt!

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SPARKFRAN514 9/16/2014 4:11PM

    Thanks you just helped me with a huge problem i have struggling with labels and shopping and dealing with my friend the food tracker.

then i had to go and re read your Aug blog a pick me up thanks emoticon emoticon

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Tranquility Tuesday

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story. ~ Linda Hogan



This blog is a result of my Spark Friend, Barb's (BOOCH6) reply to a post on sitting outside on a beautiful, late summer evening, taking in all of the sounds and sights of nature, and stargazing with my husband.
"That stargazing sounds wonderful ! We never seem to slow down and take in the wonders of nature. Although I couldn't take my eyes off the "super moon" last weekend. As a matter of fact, I think I'll go down by the river today and enjoy a walk and picnic. Sharon, thanks for the inspiration :) !"


“Not just beautiful, though--the stars are like the trees in the forest, alive and breathing. And they're watching me.” ~ Haruki Murakami


We too often find ourselves caught up in the tangle of the every day hustle and bustle. We need to remember to slow down, and take some time to nourish our spirit and our soul.


"We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass – grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls." ~ Mother Teresa





You don’t have to venture far. We can find ourselves in nature in our own backyard, just as I did. If you have a garden, take the time not only to work the soil, nurture the life that grows therein, and most of all . . .


Don’t forget to stop and smell the flowers.


“Stay close to nature, cherish it’s simplicity, revel in its complexity, and take delight in the many small things all around you. It will be the little things that are extraordinary when you see not only with your eyes, but with your heart.” ~ Betsy Seeton


Take in and find the awe in the smallest of details. Breathe in their fragrance, admire their beauty, and take some inside to remind you of all that is and all that surrounds you.


To check out more of Betsy Seeton’s beautiful nature photography to soothe your soul check out her website and blog at:
www.livehonestly.com/my-blog/nature-
quotes-with-photography-by-betsy-seeton


Nature whispers silently and naturally to our hearts.





“I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we only will tune in.” ~ George Washington Carver

No matter what the season we can indeed find the beauty and rejuvenate our bodies and our spirit.


“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. “ ~ John Muir

Nature renews the wonder and the child in all of us. Take off your shoes and let the green grass, or the warm sand, or the cool water caress your feet and toes. Go out and take a walk in the rain. We must make sure that we pass this wisdom to our future generations.

“All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.” ~ Marie Curie


*Little Leah*

“Every child should have mud pies, grasshoppers, water bugs, tadpoles, frogs, mud turtles, elderberries, wild strawberries, acorns, chestnuts, trees to climb. Brooks to wade, water lilies, woodchucks, bats, bees, butterflies, various animals to pet, hay fields, pine-cones, rocks to roll, sand, huckleberries, and hornets; and any child who has been deprived of these has been deprived of the best part of…education.” ~ Luther Burbank

*Little Leah*


*Little Leah*


*Little Leah*
“Look! A trickle of water running through some dirt! I'd say our afternoon just got booked solid!” ~ Bill Watterson

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature -- the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.” ~ Rachel Carson




“We know that God is everywhere; but certainly we feel His presence most when His works are on the grandest scale spread before us; and it is in the unclouded night-sky, where His worlds wheel their silent course, that we read clearest His infinitude, His omnipotence, His omnipresence.” ~ Charlotte Brontë


And finally . . .

Namaste. Peace be with you.
Thanks for stopping by!

Sources:
www.livehonestly.com/my-blog/nature-
quotes-with-photography-by-betsy-seeton

www.gardeninggonewild.com/?p=22736
www.lovethesepics.com/2013/02
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DUXGRL1 9/2/2014 6:00PM

    I am a huge believer in this...it really helps to keep me sane and on track!

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SUBMOM2 8/23/2014 12:17AM

    Thanks for the beautiful reminder to take a breath and admire the wonder around us. Little Leah is adorable, too!



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    the only words that come to mind is emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon thanks for sharing enjoy your time with that cute little one

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PICKIE98 8/22/2014 6:33PM

    We sat by the campfire last night in Northern Michigan, looking at the stars in total blackness.. making new friends from other states,, low voices, wood-burning smells.. relaxing......

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TEENY_BIKINI 8/22/2014 6:53AM

    Leah is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing this!!

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ROCKYCPA 8/20/2014 11:31PM

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STEELKICKIN 8/20/2014 8:13PM

    Beautiful!!! Just BEAUTIFUL!! A VERY appropriate message to just slow down and breathe. Leah is a gorgeous little angel...you are so blessed. Thank you so much for sharing your words and your photos...well needed! Big big hugs...
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BOOCH6 8/20/2014 6:28PM

    Oh my gosh !! This is awesome ! My favorite is Little Leah (of course). I could feel her awe at the water's edge. But I also loved "a little trickle of water, running through some dirt. I'd say our efternoon just got booked solid." really wonderful blog. I'm going back to read it again !! Thanks, too for the 'shout out'. I feel so important :)

- Barb

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GENRE009 8/20/2014 5:24PM

    Wonderful! eva

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IMLOCOLINDA 8/20/2014 2:55PM

    emoticon Nature is my church!

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SUNNY332 8/20/2014 8:56AM

    Loved the photos of Leah and all of the nature pics. We have 48 acres here so know well the healing power of nature. Last night, the sunset over the back field was amazing and gave me such hope knowing that He who puts the Sun and the Moon in the sky sees my pain and has a plan for our Joshua. I hold on to this hope.

Thanks and hugs, Sunny

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CERIUSLY 8/20/2014 6:25AM

    What a beautiful and inspirational blog! Thank you for sharing your time.
Sometimes I take the beauty of nature for granted. We go about our daily routines and honestly do forget to take time to smell the roses. This morning on my drive to work, instead of complaining about the inconvenience of road work, I'm going to thank God for the beauty of the mountains. emoticon

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123ELAINE456 8/20/2014 4:04AM

  A very Beautiful God Given Blog. Love all of the Beautiful Photos and quotes. Also Love the Beautiful Heart Shaped Photos. God Blessings Always. Have a Wonderful Week. Good Thoughts, Prayers and Lots Of Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! To Everyone. Take Care. We Have An Awesome God.

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TENNESSEEWALKER 8/20/2014 2:27AM

    Namaste. I salute the God within you. emoticon

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L*I*T*A* 8/20/2014 12:12AM

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LIVINGFREE19 8/19/2014 11:41PM

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QTEALADY20031 8/19/2014 11:38PM

    Sharon, this is so beautiful that you have reminded me of all the beauty that God has created for us! Little Leah is adorable. Thank you so much for sharing the beauty and the wonder! emoticon June

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RITZIBROWN 8/19/2014 10:37PM

    Thank you Sharon from my heart to yours.

Namaste

Carol

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KATHYJO56 8/19/2014 9:45PM

    Hi Sharon, I feel all calm and relaxed just from reading your blog and looking at the wonderful nature pictures. Of course, the pictures of Leah are adorable and calming all by themselves. Hugs, kathy

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2HAMSDIET 8/19/2014 8:39PM

    I feel less stress just by reading your post. Little Leah is a living doll. emoticon emoticon

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CARRAND 8/19/2014 8:39PM

    Love the squirrel picture!

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1CRAZYDOG 8/19/2014 8:39PM

    Sharon, you've nailed it!!! You know, I walk every morning and it is so serene, peaceful, quiet and beautiful!!! THAT'S what it's all about.

Of course, my favorite pictures in your blog have to be LEAH!!! What a beauty. It is so nice to see that sense of wonder and amazement at each new thing discovered!

HUGS and thank you for sharing this.

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KITT52 8/19/2014 7:54PM

    very nice

enjoy your day

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LUCYCAN7 8/19/2014 7:21PM

  emoticon These are just so Beautiful and Loving.
When we are young we just take these things for granted.
As we age we are in awe of everything God gaves us.Thanks
so much for sharing.Hugs and Blessings to you and yours.
Hope your night is very enjoyable!So glad I stopped by!Peace
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2BDYNAMIC 8/19/2014 7:15PM

    Wow!!! This is beautiful and I enjoyed all the 'tranquil' pics. Nature does have a way of soothing us, doesn't it .? ............. God saw to everything! thanks for sharing!

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