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"the Bully"

Friday, March 06, 2015      11 comments

Yesterday during outside morning recess, "the bully" went into action, sitting on the legs, then back and then neck of a much smaller child. I was not very happy at all. In fact, all that I had learned about using encouraging words was forgott... Read more

Pain: Don't ignore it!

Thursday, March 05, 2015      23 comments

Pain in our body is like a light on the dashboard of our car. When the light is on, don't ignore it. Find out why the light went on. I have had some pain in my hands and arms, originating in my shoulder. I took some hot baths, had my husban... Read more

Sticks and Stones

Wednesday, March 04, 2015      21 comments

I am reading the book Choice Words by Peter H Johnston, and just want to leave you with a good rendition of Sticks and Stones: Sticks and stones my break my bones But words could never hurt me And this I knew was surely true and truth co... Read more

Sparking some encouragement!

Tuesday, March 03, 2015      24 comments

Today is a great day to speak words of encouragement to yourself and to others. Give the world a smile!... Read more

Not the hike we hoped for

Monday, March 02, 2015      18 comments

Our hike up Sandwich Dome was not meant to be. Part way up. my husband experienced constricted airways and trouble breathing. We turned around after 30 minutes of our hike. We have heard of too many people pushing themselves into a tragedy. ... Read more

Sparking with JOY!

Sunday, March 01, 2015      23 comments

Today is a great day! I am hiking up Sandwich Dome in NH. This is a 6-7 hour climb. It is the toughest winter hike that I have attempted. Yes, I am thrilled! I am ready for the challenge, and Sparking with JOY!! Read more

The gift of a good Gift Card

Saturday, February 28, 2015      19 comments

Some gifts are just better than others. My oldest son has simplified both his life and ours with a gift card that always works for us! Dear Sam, Your birthday and Christmas gifts have been wonderfully predictable! We love eating out at Ol... Read more

Our Deepest Fear

Friday, February 27, 2015      14 comments

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actuall... Read more

Baby Love!

Thursday, February 26, 2015      19 comments

Sweet little girl with the cutest smile Let's just sit and play awhile. Winter, spring, summer and fall, Read more

Children and Grands

Wednesday, February 25, 2015      18 comments

Dear Son, I remember the day that I went into labor with you. That is the day that my life changed forever. You have brought me so much joy, and taught me so many lessons. You taught your mother well. All I had to do is listen with an open... Read more

Sparking into Action!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015      22 comments

Today is the day to take steps in the right direction For my health, My happiness, And my future! Don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today! ... Read more

Speaking to Kids

Monday, February 23, 2015      18 comments

When I speak to kids, I like to get right down on their level. I take out enough of my supplies (puppets, posters and the owl skull) to make things intriguing for a child. As they are drawn in to the talk, I read to them from my flip char... Read more

Home again

Sunday, February 22, 2015      11 comments

Getting away, even for 2 nights sure can change your perspective. We spent the past 2 nights at the AMC Highland Lodge speaking on owls and safety. What a great time! Photos to follow tomorrow!... Read more

”Teach your children well”

Friday, February 20, 2015      22 comments

Do those words remind you of an old song by the Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young? I remember long, lazy summer days listening to those words on the radio while in my teens. Lit... Read more

"Sticking Together"

Thursday, February 19, 2015      16 comments

Snowflakes are one of God’s most fragile creations, but just look at what they can do when they stick together. Snowflakes are amazing because they are unbiased. None of the... Read more


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