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"The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind."
Albert Einstein

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3/1/15 10:34 A

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Happy First day of March to you too Shirl.

“Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering.”
― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

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Happy 1st day of March on this serenity Sunday. Mauri thanks for getting us going this morning, like what you posted.

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”

― Albert Einstein

Enjoy the miracle of this day!

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Happy March! I am working today so started Sunday early, since I wanted to share this with you.
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People are like stained-glass windows.
They sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when the darkness sets in,
their true beauty is revealed
only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

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2/22/15 11:22 A

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Good morning, Shirl. Wow! Last Sunday of February - liking the sound of that!!!

Love this quote so have to share:

At times our own light goes out
and is rekindled by a spark from another person.
Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude
of those who have lighted the flame within us.
- Albert Schweitzer

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2/22/15 10:00 A

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Good morning on this last Sunday of Feb.


“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

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I don't mind that February is flying by, either, Shirl.

Genius (sorry, I forgot your first name), love your lesson from that quotation.

I love these two:

You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.- Seneca

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2/15/15 11:09 A

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Y'all are right; February is flying by!

Good quotes today, especially the one about courage. Here's one I like:

"There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm."
~Willa Cather

One thing I learn best in storm is how to more fully appreciate calm. Happy Sunday!

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2/15/15 10:05 A

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This month is going by so fast!

Some positiveness today:

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland

Courage doesn't always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice
at the end of the day, saying,
"I will try again tomorrow."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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Can you believe we only have one more serenity Sunday left in Feb. Thinking spring as it's -11 with wind chill much colder.

“You don't love someone because they're perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they're not.”

― Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper


tags: imperfect, love

Hope all had a nice Valentine's Day.

Have a serene and blessed Sunday!

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Thanks for sharing all the good quotes this morning! This is one of my favorites. It's great advice, but soooooo difficult.

"Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset."
~Saint Francis de Sales

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Love that quote, Shirl.

This was in an email this morning from "Daily Inspiration." A good reminder...

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young,
compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving
and tolerant of the weak and the strong.
Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
- George Washington Carver

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I like that quote Shirl...how very true.

“Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
― George Bernard Shaw

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Have a blessed and serene Sunday!


“Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want. It is the belief that God will do what is right.”
― Max Lucado, He Still Moves Stones

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Mauri thanks for getting us started, I couldn't get connected till late today.

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Work was stressful today, but I maintained and I was able to keep a good demeanor and not stress others out.

Flexing my inner butterfly


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Lord, help us to be ever mindful of the blessings that You grant us each and every day. Help us to extend those same blessings and mercies on to those around us. Help us to not take for granted our lives, our families and friends and our abundance. In the Christ's name I pray.

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Wow. Where did January go? Welcome, fabulous February!


Every tomorrow has two handles.
We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety
or the handle of faith.
- Henry Ward Beecher

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I am taking a break today by watching a movie I have been meaning to watch. Hopefully I will also get to some cleaning-- put some clothes away, that will help bring peace of mind -- having the clutter picked up.

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Serenity Sunday...ahhhh!

After a day of being on the go continually yesterday, it's nice to have today to just relax.

2 Thessalonians 3:16

Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.

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January 25, 2015

Today is income tax day for me so am posting early again. :)

Your worst days are never so bad
that you are beyond the reach of God's grace.
And your best days are never so good
that you are beyond the need of God's grace.
- Anonymous

The will of God will never take you
to where the grace of God will not protect you.
- Anonymous

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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Excellent quotes today, thanks for sharing! Today was definitely a serene day in my house.

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Mauri...beautifully said. Thinking of you and keeping you in prayer. It's a tough job that you do.

Shirl...thank you for your post also. God is so good to us.

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Mauri I like that very much, thanks for getting us started this morning.

I will praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well. Psalm 139: 7-16

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January 18, 2015
Posting early because today is my technology free day once my feet hit the floor. These words spoke to me this morning. My inner peace has wavered this month with losses.
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Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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So many excellent quotes today, love them! It's been a good day so far, starting with a surprise at church of a visiting priest whose sermons I really enjoy. I came home to discover that my SO, who has been sick for some time, feels much better.
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Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other. ~Walter Elliot

Everyday small choices lead to everyday small victories! emoticon

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We are moulded, each one of us,
in the image of God,
and within our souls there is a fingerprint
none can erase.
We pray for those who have no regard
for anyone but self,
who put no value on human life.
For nations and individuals who abuse and kill.
We are not called to be judge or jury,
but we are called to be agents of change,
and if the butterfly that flaps its wings
should be our attitude to others
then so be it, Lord,
and may the hurricane this generates
somewhere within the world
reach into the hearts and souls of those
for whom we pray, and reveal to them
how precious are those
for whom they have no love,
and how precious are they
who now bring tears to the eyes of God.

©John Birch

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Shirl, I love that quote you posted. Here are two from Desmond Tutu that I came across this week:

"We must be ready to learn from one another, not claiming that we alone possess all truth and that somehow we have a corner on God."

"Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world."

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Have a blessed and serene Sunday!

“You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth.”

― William W. Purkey

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Good words, thank you for sharing! Shirl, that's one of my favorite poems of all time.

Building onto my New Year blog:
“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”
~ Lao Tzu

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Wanda & Shirl, those are 2 of my favorites. Thank you for sharing them.

I am going to share the one I posted on my FB page this morning:

"If forgiveness is medicine for the soul, then gratitude is vitamins." - Dr. Steve Maraboli

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Wow...2015! It's hard to believe that it is 15 years since the new millennium.


"When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all up hill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don't give up though the pace seems slow--
You may succeed with another blow,
Success is failure turned inside out--
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit--
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit."
~ Unknown


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Well we made it to our first serenity Sunday on Jan. 2015. Have a blessed and serene Sunday!


“Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all.”

― Emily Dickinson

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Very nice, Shirl, thank you for sharing.

I spent the first part of my Serene Sunday with my sweet mama. I went to visit her while my brother and his wife (with whom she lives) were out of town this weekend. I love spending time with her; we have such fun! One of my sisters met me there, so we had a little girls' weekend. Good times.
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Thank you Shirl for sharing the message.

"Let go and let God"

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The Sunday before Christmas, may you have a blessed and serene Sunday.

A Christmas Story

For a moment or perhaps a long while,
we are dropped into the depths of despair,
a tragedy of intense proportions. In the darkness we struggle with difficult and often confusing feelings.

As Christians we often feel guilty about these feelings. All are true human emotions, and necessary in enabling us to cope.

God understands our pain and our suffering.
He will wrap his loving arms around us,
He will be there when no one else can.

After a time we begin to feel his presence.
You can see a faint light in the distance.

Light of HopeThis is the light of HOPE.

Moving toward the light -The Holy Spirit takes us by the hand and helps us to move even closer to the light. The light of the Lord that shines into each of our lives.

Here in The Lords loving presence our souls and our wounds begin to heal.

God has a plan for us and we can rest assured that we have been called here for a purpose. Our job is not yet finished.

We must continue to move forward.

We might not understand the sequence of events in our lives. We might not understand the meaning of our suffering. But we have not lost everything , we are not alone.

We will always have HOPE.


As the Holiday season approaches, let us remember that Hope was born at Christmas,
His name is Jesus.

And Hope does live on.

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My Sunday included a longer shower than I usually take, a nice nap and lots of cooking for the week ahead!

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Have a blessed and serene Sunday!


“Hope
Smiles from the threshold of the year to come,
Whispering 'it will be happier'...”

― Alfred Tennyson

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I choose...

I choose to live by choice, not by chance; to make changes, not excuses; to be motivated, not manipulated; to be useful, not used; to excel, not compete.
I choose self-esteem, not self-pity.
I choose to listen to my inner voice, not the random opinions of others.

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Good morning on this first serenity Sunday of December, may you have a blessed and serene Sunday.

“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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Be happy in your hope, stand your ground when you're in trouble, and devote yourselves to prayer. ~Romans 12:12

I hope y'all had a wonderful weekend!

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Thanks Wanda for getting our last serenity Sunday of Nov. going, I ran out of time this morning getting ready for church, today was our pastors last day, he's going to enjoy his retirement, it'll seem funny going next Sunday and not seeing him in the pulpit.

“The Paradoxical Commandments

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.”
― Kent M. Keith, The Silent Revolution: Dynamic Leadership in the Student Council

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what a great idea Blondegenius...will have to look those up also. Thank you for the suggestion.

Nov 30 Serenity Sunday

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. ~ James 1: 17(NKJV)

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After an inspiring sermon at church last night, closing out the RC Church's liturgical year, I was inspired to find an advent-specific devotional. One of my friends is the go-to devotional & bible study person, but, like me, she had never done a specifically advent devotional. So we got on our smartphones and found several! I ended up downloading Family Rosary's "Advent Christmas," EWTN's "Advent Reflections". I hope one of them gives me what I'm looking for!

Advent begins next Sunday!

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Were are down to one more serenity Sunday left in November, this month has zoomed right by. Have a blessed and serene Sunday!

“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”

― Anonymous, Holy Bible: King James Version

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Thanks for keeping the positive ideas here! emoticon
I need serenity today.

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Love the quote Shirl.


Forgiveness is a choice!

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Have a blessed and serene Sunday!

“To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.”

― C.S. Lewis

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Well we made it to November, for me the days are just going by to quickly.

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

― Bil Keane

Wishing all a blessed and serene Sunday!

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It seems like we arrived at our last serenity Sunday in October rather quickly, hope this has been a good month in all ways for you.

“You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth.”

― William W. Purkey

Have a blessed and serene Sunday1

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One of my favoirite days of the year!!! emoticon

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Sorry, didn't have time to get here this morning. Happy Sweetest Day to all you sweet people.

“A life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spiritually. One must fight for a life of action, not reaction.”

– Rita Mae Brown

Instead of waiting for life to happen to you and then reacting to it in a hectic manner, take control of it by being proactive.

Have a blessed and serene Sunday!

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Sorry for getting here so late today on our first serenity Sunday in October.

Faith is about doing. You are how you act, not just how you believe.

- Mitch Albom, author

Have a blessed and serene Sunday!

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Thank you for the quote Shirl...I needed it today.

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Our last serenity Sunday, heading into October. Have a blessed and serene Sunday.

Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.

- Eckhart Tolle, author




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Where is this month going, one more Sept. serenity Sunday left.

Love...is the song of all the angels of God.

- William Law

Have a blessed and serene Sunday!

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Sept 14 Serenity Sunday

I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. ~Thomas A. Edison


My Mantra....I will keep on trying!

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Well here we are into Sept. and our first serenity Sunday. Please feel free to join us here to just read or to post a favorite verse(s), poem, quote or whatever may be on your heart.

May joy and peace surround you, contentment latch your door, and happiness be with you now and bless you evermore!

- Irish blessing

Have a blessed and serene Sunday!

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