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Have a blessed and wonderful day today. Choose to be the best version of yourself that you can be.


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Our last serenity Sunday for June, soon we'll be in July and celebrating our great country. Have a blessed & serene Sunday! Wishing a good week for all!

“Dare to Be

When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully.

When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light.

When there is injustice, dare to be the first to condemn it.

When something seems difficult, dare to do it anyway.

When life seems to beat you down, dare to fight back.

When there seems to be no hope, dare to find some.

When you’re feeling tired, dare to keep going.

When times are tough, dare to be tougher.

When love hurts you, dare to love again.

When someone is hurting, dare to help them heal.

When another is lost, dare to help them find the way.

When a friend falls, dare to be the first to extend a hand.

When you cross paths with another, dare to make them smile.

When you feel great, dare to help someone else feel great too.

When the day has ended, dare to feel as you’ve done your best.

Dare to be the best you can –

At all times, Dare to be!”
― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

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Willam and Shirl...love the poems. Sure do miss my Dad too.

May the memories of our Dads carry us through the day.and days to come.

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I'm glad you liked it, YOYO! That's a great Father's Day poem. Here's another serenity quote:



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One more Sunday left in June, boy where did this month go. William I liked that quote you posted last Sunday and thanks for joining us here.

This quote is in honor of Father's Day. I wish mine was still here with me, he was a good dad.

“Fathers...
Rise at dawn.
Stand up strong.
Fix and build.
Plow the field.
Carry the weight.
Work 'til late.
Encourage our dreams.
Provide the means.
Fight with might.
Defend what's right.
Protect the home.
Refuse to roam.
Forge the way.
Take time to play.
Spoil our moms.
Keep homelife calm.
And all because
of selfless love.”

― Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

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Hi! My name is William. Feel free to add me as a friend if you'd like someone to connect with!
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Love it Shirl! How very true...it's the one fact that so off we take for granted.

Have a blessed and wonderful day.
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“If you're reading this...
Congratulations, you're alive.
If that's not something to smile about,
then I don't know what is.”

― Chad Sugg, Monsters Under Your Head

Have a blessed and serene Sunday!

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"Don't count the days; make the days count." - Muhammad Ali

Hi! My name is William. Feel free to add me as a friend if you'd like someone to connect with!
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Love, love, love your post this morning Shirl. I will be coping this one. Might even post it at my desk at work *grin*.
Thank you for sharing this.

Have a blessed and wonderful everyone. It is within your power and your power alone to make this day wonderful.

Hugs,
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Good morning on our first Sunday of June. It's a rainy one here in MI. Have a blessed and serene day.

“1. Be Impeccable With Your Word
Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.

2. Don't Take Anything Personally
Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won't be the victim of needless suffering.

3. Don't Make Assumptions
Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.

4. Always Do Your Best
Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.”

― Miguel Ruiz

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Thank you Mauri and Shirl for the insightful quotes. I plan on carrying them with me this week as head out to work.


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Hard to believe June is just a couple of days away!

These words from 2000 years ago are certainly wise since they are applicable today.

"He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has." - Epictetus

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Well this is it, our last Sunday in May and June is almost here. Hope this has been a good month for all.

“Make a pact with yourself today to not be defined by your past. Sometimes the greatest thing to come out of all your hard work isn't what you get for it, but what you become for it. Shake things up today! Be You...Be Free...Share.”

― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

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5/22/16 10:32 A

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Words we speak are extremely important; they carry a creative power. God said:"Let there be light" and there came light. Since we're created in His image, we also by faith should be able to speak to any dark situation and expect it to turn into light.


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Hard to believe we have one more weekend before June.

Our opportunity is to visualize a kinder world.
To sing glad songs of tomorrow - imagining a world of love - of the whole world filled with love.
To offer our hand... often.
To breathe deeply and honor ourselves.
To pause and contemplate... just because.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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One more Sunday left in this month and we'll be into June. Have a blessed and serene Sunday.


One thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead.

Philippians 3: 13

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I'm following you around this morning Shirl....thank you for the lovely verse this morning.

It's so good to know that God oversees all.

Jeremiah 29:11-14

'For I know the plans that I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. 'Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. 'You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. read more.
'I will be found by you,' declares the LORD, 'and I will restore your fortunes and will gather you from all the nations and from all the places where I have driven you,' declares the LORD, 'and I will bring you back to the place from where I sent you into exile.'

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Good morning. Wishing all a blessed and serene Sunday!

You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.

Psalm 139: 2

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Think this is a perfect quotation for Mother's Day. It's what mothers do.

The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance.
- Brian Tracy

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“Mothers were meant to love us unconditionally, to understand our moments of stupidity, to reprimand us for lame excuses while yet acknowledging our point of view, to weep over our pain and failures as well as cry at our joy and successes, and to cheer us on despite countless start-overs. Heaven knows no one else will.”

― Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

Happy Mother's Day!

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thanks for the soul nutrition Mauri and Shirl

~Nancy~



You rarely have time for everything you want in this life, so you need to make choices. And hopefully your choices can come from a deep sense of who you are. -Fred Rogers


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Mauri that's a good verse. Thanks for getting us going, I ran out of time before I had to leave for church.

“Promise Yourself

To be so strong that nothing
can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity
to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel
that there is something in them
To look at the sunny side of everything
and make your optimism come true.

To think only the best, to work only for the best,
and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past
and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
not in loud words but great deeds.
To live in faith that the whole world is on your side
so long as you are true to the best that is in you.”

― Christian D. Larson, Your Forces and How to Use Them




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May 1, 2016

May!! Already!

My favorite Bible verse arrived by email today so I am sharing it on this serene Sunday.

This is what the Lord asks of you: only this,
to act justly, to love tenderly,
and to walk humbly with your God.
- Micah 6:8

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Right now, the dare I will take is "when you are tired, dare to keep going". Lacking energy today so I am going to have to push myself to stay on track today.
Thanks, Shirl.

~Nancy~



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Love your post this morning Shirl. I will Dare.

"No one every injured their eye sight by looking on the bright side".

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This week certainly went quickly by and here we are the last serenity Sunday of April. I hope all have a blessed and serene Sunday and have a great new week.

“Dare to Be

When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully.

When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light.

When there is injustice, dare to be the first to condemn it.

When something seems difficult, dare to do it anyway.

When life seems to beat you down, dare to fight back.

When there seems to be no hope, dare to find some.

When you’re feeling tired, dare to keep going.

When times are tough, dare to be tougher.

When love hurts you, dare to love again.

When someone is hurting, dare to help them heal.

When another is lost, dare to help them find the way.

When a friend falls, dare to be the first to extend a hand.

When you cross paths with another, dare to make them smile.

When you feel great, dare to help someone else feel great too.

When the day has ended, dare to feel as you’ve done your best.

Dare to be the best you can –

At all times, Dare to be!”

― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free



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Only one more Sunday left in April, that doesn't seem possible. Have a blessed and serene Sunday!



“‎Though nobody can go back and make a new beginning... Anyone can start over and make a new ending.”

― Chico Xavier

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Without faith, we are as stained glass window in the dark.

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Shirl, Thanks for starting out my day with sweetness!

Philippians 4:8
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

These words remind me of what Positive Bloggers is all about. Focussing on all that is good in our lives helps to guide our days and create a beautiful existence.

Wanda, you snuck in behind me! Yes, God is indeed good!

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Apr 10


God is good!

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It's a snowy, cold second Sunday in April, but glad to have internet after a month. May this be a blessed and serene Sunday for you.

Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.

Proverbs 16:24

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Making adjustments in your attitude can change how your day progresses.

Yep...gotta to do that.

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Today is the first day of the rest of my life.

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May your Sunday be serene and blessed! Everyone have a Happy St. Patrick's Day this Thursday!

Thanks Mauri for getting us going this morning.

Always remember to forget
The things that made you sad.
But never forget to remember
The things that made you glad.
Always remember to forget
The friends that proved untrue.
But never forget to remember
Those that have stuck by you.
Always remember to forget
The troubles that passed away.
But never forget to remember
The blessings that come each day.

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Going tech-free shortly and thought this is an appropriate post for Serenity Sunday. emoticon

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr (Serenity Prayer)

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Thanks for sharing the serenity this Sunday. I am at my home of origin, with my parents and siblings. Can always need some serenity!

~Nancy~



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Mauri thanks for getting us started this first Sunday in March. My post is for all you gardeners out there.

“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.”
― Margaret Atwood, Bluebeard's Egg

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March 6 - 1st Sunday in March

Love Ralph Waldo Emerson. Always find wisdom in his words.


The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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i always enjoy a Leap Year because i get to celebrate my real birthday. I turned 12 today!


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I always love a leap year. Not sure why, but it always seems like such a blessing to me to have that extra day.

Living for the moment, enjoy the blessings that each day holds.

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Sorry for posting so late today. This is our last serenity Sunday for Feb. moving on into March.

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.”

― Bil Keane

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That is one of my favorite hymns. The pastor of my church did a sermon on the history of that song several years ago.

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Nice quote, Shirl. Thanks for that! I must remember that is indeed well with my soul.

~Nancy~



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May you have a blessed and serene Sunday!

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
when sorrows like sea billows roll; whatever my lot,
Thou hast taught me to say, it us well, it is well, with my soul.

Horatio G. Spafford

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"Putting yourself first means that it may be necessary to say no to someone else in order to say yes to yourself."

www.dailyom.com/articles/2016/51514.
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Today"s reflection on the DailyOm was timely for me. Have to take care of me first!

Thanks for all the positive spiritual nourishment today, my friends!

Edited by: NJMATTICE at: 1/31/2016 (10:39)
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Thanks to Mauri for getting us started this morning, I like the quote you posted this morning. Wishing all a blessed and serene Sunday!

“1. Be Impeccable With Your Word
Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.

2. Don't Take Anything Personally
Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won't be the victim of needless suffering.

3. Don't Make Assumptions
Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.

4. Always Do Your Best
Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.”

― Miguel Ruiz

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Mauri...love it! Thank you for the reminder to take those few minutes in silence to listen to God's voice.

Letting go and Letting God.

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I have shared this other times. Since it is a favorite, here it is again.

"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

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Supposed to be tech-free Sunday, but sitting in my car waiting for plow to do the driveway.

"Kindness is the light that dissolves
all walls between souls, families, and nations." -- Paramahansa Yogananda

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Haha...thank you for the giggle Shirl.

Positive quote of today: Remember, no one can make you feel inferior without your consent. – Eleanor Roosevelt


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Have a blessed and serene Sunday. Hope this will give you a smile.



Where is my Sunday Times?

An irate customer called Norman phoned his newsagent at mid-day, and demanded to know where was his Sunday newspaper.

"Norman," replied the newsagent, "today is Saturday. Your Sunday Times will be delivered tomorrow as usual."

There was quite a long pause on the other end of the phone, followed by the sound of a penny dropping in Norman's brain. At last he said ...

"Ah well, that explains why no one was at the church service this morning."


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3 January 2016

Exciting to have a first Serenity Sunday of the new year. This quote seems appropriate:

"Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging." - Joseph Campbell

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One of my goals I set two years ago was to lose 20 pounds by my birthday! I came close to accomplishing it but I'm starting over again! this time I'm getting serious. I have made a new set of goals to help me get there but i don't have much time left-57 days! What really got me motivated is the instructor of my Aqua Zumba class and my neighbor.

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Happy, happy new year! emoticon

Your welcome yoyo! I thought it was cute.

My new years resolution is a big one. And I cannot get out of it if I even wanted to (but I don't) Lol. Yesterday I signed up for a years contract with a professional personal trainer at the gym! I couldn't resist the urge to do it. The thought of having an awesome healthy and fantastic looking body was too much to deny. Here's what happened. I was at the gym doing the bike and then some machines when I had a fleeting thought. Wouldn't it be nice to have a personal trainer to help me a long. There is a separate section only for personal training or land exercises. It's reserved just for that. They have all sort of enticing equipment there. Sometimes I see members being trained and I watch. This time I thought now wouldn't it be great if I could do this, but alas it is probably too expensive. So, before I left the gym I went to the desk and asked if I could speak to someone about personal training. Now, wasn't it a coincidence, but the director of personal training happened to be at his desk and the only personal trainer available at the moment. It could have only been the Lord guiding me that he was there to talk to me. We started talking and I told him about my journey at Spark People and my interest in personal training. He was a humble and personable man. He was in very good shape, not too built either and very healthy looking. I looked down and saw a book on Akiko. You know the martial art. I know something about it, especially because my son talked about it so much. He showed me You-Tube videos on it and had told me how much he would like to learn it one day. I asked the director. His name is P.J. did he practice it? He told me he was a "Master" at Akido! I was definitely impressed. He told me his credentials which were impressive to say the least. I didn't expect such professional credentials to be honest. After all it was only LA Fitness after all. Lol. Later on he told me he was transferred to this particular gym to build up the clientel for the business. He had been at another high end LA Fitness and they were so impressed with his accomplishment there they transferred him to a not so well traveled, but definitely needy other LA Fitness gym. But, I digress. Lol. He asked me if I was interested in getting an assessment and then seeing if there was a private personal training program that was affordable for me. I couldn't pass up the assessment. I really wanted to know how I was doing in that area, but I wasn't so sure about me being able to afford the program cost. He took me through the assessment. It was fun. My weak areas were my heart rate when exercising and my fat percentage. I wasn't surprised at the fat percentage, but after six months of exercise I was surprised at the heart rate. I was in the poor area in comparison to my peers. But no problem. With exercise eventually I will build up my heart muscle. I can imagine what it was before I started serious exercise six months ago! My strength was balance and flexibility and believe it or not core strength! Yay! I was happy about that for sure. I have been working on my core a lot and it's paid off. So, the fun ended and I was pretty much, no very much impressed with the selection of exercises that were picked to evaluate me. It seemed very scientific based. We went on to look at the types of programs that were available and boy I was surprised at how affordable they were. The year program was less expensive than the six month program and I would be given four sessions weekly and a written plan for the days I didn't have a trainer to guide me. He also was able to throw in 12 extra days, because it was the new years special. The sign on was waived because I was a long standing member (not that I used it that much. Lol) So, they knocked off $100 from $150, the monthly payment was $128! I could definitely afford that! P.J. gave me a book that I had to use throughout the year. It was a log book and instructional book. It had everything I needed to keep track of my assessments and daily activity, plus educational information as to the why's of what I was doing. So, I decided to sign up! I did it! I walked away elated! I know I can do it and it will be fun! Plus, I get the support I need to keep me in the know and motivated. What more could I want! Next Tuesday is my first session. Initially there will be no machines. Not for a while. I need to lose fat and tone before I do that. After that I will be on the machines. And for the first time, I will know what I am actually doing! Lol. Well, I am so happy! This gives me something to work on for the entire year. Yes, it's a major commitment, but a healthy and good one for sure. Wish me luck on Tuesday! :)

How is everyone doing? Please write and tell me what your New Years resolution is however big or small. It is a valuable thing to make a commitment at the beginning of the year and stick to it. Hopefully, you can find something realistic and not too small and not too big. Lol.

Bless you and your upcoming 2016!

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-- Your beliefs become your thoughts, Your thoughts become your words, Your words become your actions, Your actions become your habits, Your habits become your values, Your values become your destiny
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I'm ready for trying new things and possibly falling down along the way - it's the only way I can discover new challenges!

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The beginning of a new year and our first serenity Sunday of 2016.

Elona thanks for sharing that story of your grandson.

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.

Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're Doing Something.

So that's my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody's ever made before. Don't freeze, don't stop, don't worry that it isn't good enough, or it isn't perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.

Whatever it is you're scared of doing, Do it.

Make your mistakes, next year and forever.”

― Neil Gaiman

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Hi guys!

What a nice forum topic, "Serenity Sunday"! Very sweet topic!

This gives me memories of teaching my grandson how to pray. I would at bed time we would read a book, sing a sweet song and say the prayer. Heavenly Father we thank thee for... and Heavenly Father we ask thee... In the name of Jesus Christ our Savior, Amen. One day my grandson who was 5 and just learning to talk, because he is Autistic ask me a question about the prayer. He asked," Who is "Thee"?" My mouth dropped! LOL. I forgot. How could he know who "Thee" was. I told him it's the name of Heavenly Father, of course. So, when he went to school the next day he announced, "I know the name of Heavenly Father!". Funny! I just wanted to share this humorous story.

Have a blessed Sunday!

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I am Elona from FLorida .

Love life!

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Never give in, never give in, never; never; never; never - in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense
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— Mahatma Gandhi


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Nice reminder, Shirl. Thank you.

Given the announcement this week that Mother Teresa of Calcutta will be canonized in 2016, I liked this quote of hers, so sharing it.

"It is a kingly act to assist the fallen."- Mother Teresa

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“And when we give each other Christmas gifts in His name, let us remember that He has given us the sun and the moon and the stars, and the earth with its forests and mountains and oceans--and all that lives and move upon them. He has given us all green things and everything that blossoms and bears fruit and all that we quarrel about and all that we have misused--and to save us from our foolishness, from all our sins, He came down to earth and gave us Himself"

― Sigrid Undset

Happy Birthday Jesus!

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Thank you Lord for watching over our loved ones and those that need your strength.



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IN all of life's challenges, God gives us the one thing we need the most.......His Presence! May you feel His love and His power around you and within you. May the Lord use this time with you to lift your heart, build your faith, hug a hurt, heal a pain, and brighten your day. May He add a Special Touch in your life, IN Jesus name!

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Wishing all a blessed and serene Sunday!

“And in despair I bowed my head;
"There is no peace on earth," I said;
"For hate is strong,
And mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!"

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
"God is not dead, nor doth he sleep!
The Wrong shall fail,
the Right prevail,
With peace on earth, good-will to men!”
― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Took time out today and read positive/spiritual books. I wrote in my journal and read God's Word. It truly felt good to set aside this time. I plan to do this daily!

While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember everyone else and everything else are also God's creation.

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11/29/2015

Last Sunday of November. How did that happen?

"The winds of grace are always blowing; all we need to do is raise our sails." ~~ Anonymous


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Love the quote Mauri...thank you.

"If you want happiness for an hour — take a nap.’
If you want happiness for a day — go fishing.
If you want happiness for a year — inherit a fortune.
If you want happiness for a lifetime — help someone else.”
Chinese Proverb

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November 22

Going tech-free today so I am posting now. Love Francis of Assisi.

"While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart." - St. Francis of Assisi

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November 22

Going tech-free today so I am posting now. Love Francis of Assisi.

"While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart." - St. Francis of Assisi

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"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." - St. Francis of Assisi

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11/15/15 9:58 A

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November is quickly slipping away. Have a blessed and serene Sunday!

“If there's a single lesson that life teaches us, it's that wishing doesn't make it so.”

― Lev Grossman, The Magicians

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11/8/15 3:36 A

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Nov. 8, 2015

Going tech-free today so am posting early on this Sunday.

"The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness." -- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

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11/1/15 3:20 P

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Wanda, thanks for getting us started today, this first Sunday of Nov.

“I sit beside the fire and think
Of all that I have seen
Of meadow flowers and butterflies
In summers that have been

Of yellow leaves and gossamer
In autumns that there were
With morning mist and silver sun
And wind upon my hair

I sit beside the fire and think
Of how the world will be
When winter comes without a spring
That I shall ever see

For still there are so many things
That I have never seen
In every wood in every spring
There is a different green

I sit beside the fire and think
Of people long ago
And people that will see a world
That I shall never know

But all the while I sit and think
Of times there were before
I listen for returning feet
And voices at the door”

― J.R.R. Tolkien

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11/1/15 9:56 A

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Nov 1 Serenity Sunday

Thought I would add my two cents seeing as I am here early *grin*

Peace starts within each one of us. When we have inner peace, we can be at peace with those around us. When our community is in a state of peace, it can share peace with neighboring communities, and so on. When we feel love and kindness towards others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.
-- 14th Dalai Lama

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10/25/15 11:03 A

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Well we've arrived at our last Sunday of October. I hope this month has been good to you. Have a blessed and serene Sunday!

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

― Winston S. Churchill

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10/18/15 9:48 A

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End of October is coming up quickly. Have a blessed and serene Sunday!

“‎Though nobody can go back and make a new beginning... Anyone can start over and make a new ending.”

― Chico Xavier

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10/11/15 9:52 A

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May you all have a blessed and serene Sunday!

“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.”

― Eric Roth, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Screenplay

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10/4/15 9:37 A

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Our first serenity Sunday of Oct. four more left. Wishing all a serene and blessed Sunday!


“Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves,
We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!”

― Humbert Wolfe


tags: autumn, seasons

Hugs,
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9/20/15 11:06 P

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Ten tiny words of power:
If it is to be, it is up to me.

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A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

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"Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out." --Robert Collier

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You rarely have time for everything you want in this life, so you need to make choices. And hopefully your choices can come from a deep sense of who you are. -Fred Rogers


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9/20/15 9:24 A

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Hard to believe how fast this whole year has been going by.

A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results.

Wade Boggs



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Now we are down to only one more serenity Sunday for Sept. Wishing all a blessed & serene Sunday.


“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

― H. Jackson Brown Jr., P.S. I Love You

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9/13/15 10:12 A

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1 Corinthians 13:4-5

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;



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Mauri thanks for getting us going this morning, I like your post. Wishing all a blessed and serene Sunday.

“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.”

― Mother Teresa

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September 13, 2015

Going tech-free today so posting early. Have a serene & beautiful Sunday. Received these in an email this morning.
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Be completely humble and gentle;
be patient, bearing with one another in love.
Keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.
There is one body and one Spirit.
- Ephesians 4:2-4

We are all connected to everyone and everything in the universe.
Therefore, everything one does as an individual affects the whole.
All thoughts, words, images, prayers, blessings, and deeds
are listened to by all that is.
- Serge Kahili King

Edited by: MAURIZIA at: 9/13/2015 (06:47)
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