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Breathing in Happiness
Sunday, November 13, 2011      7 comments

Today I kept taking deep breaths and inhaling the euphoria of my family around me. We have had some bumps in the past few years. All families do. With prayer, faith, and patience we have hurdled the cross bars in our path and come out the oth... Read more
Making Progress
Monday, November 07, 2011      7 comments

Tonight I met my husband at the gym after work. I left earlier than usual because I'm trying to continue on my quest to find balance. Work-a-holism......BAD........
..Exercise........GOOD. I haven't been to the gym in several years, but my... Read more
Be a "B"
Sunday, November 06, 2011      5 comments

Well, I finished another blog on this same subject just now, but while trying to post it, I hit something other than the "post" button and deleted the whole thing. So now my topic is very relevant!!! I will not beat myself up about not ... Read more
What Is This Feeling
Sunday, October 30, 2011      6 comments

I will make this short. (people who know me are stifling their laughter right now) I have been walking......then walk/jogging.......then jog/walking......and now, sometimes, jog/jogging for a year and a half. If you would have told me in Janu... Read more
The Three A's
Sunday, October 23, 2011      4 comments

While reading one of my meditation books this afternoon a page flopped open and on it was a handwritten notation. I often highlight, flag, and write in the margins of my books. This page read: The Three A's *Acknowledge *Accept *Act... Read more
Practicing Wonderment
Monday, October 17, 2011      4 comments

Today I had the privilege of spending time with my 6 month old granddaughter. Along with my husband, her dad (my son), and her mom, we ventured to the pumpkin patch in our area that has grown in the past few years to nothing short of an extrava... Read more
The Power of Positive Thinking
Sunday, October 09, 2011      10 comments

I have blogged before, that I have the propensity to awaken in the morning with a mysterious gray cloud hanging over my pillow. I never know from where it is generated, but I always pray, meditate, stretch, and bathe. It is a routine that I ha... Read more
Getting Real
Saturday, October 01, 2011      4 comments

I like to think that I believe the scale is only a number, and that I have grown past the point in my life where the number I see below my toes each morning makes a difference in my day. But when I am completely honest with myself, I still like... Read more
The Courage to Ask
Sunday, September 25, 2011      3 comments

As a younger woman I was extremely concerned about what other people thought of me. I rarely asked for help and I rarely asked questions. I still fight off the urge to evaluate myself based on the judgement and opinions of others, but as an ol... Read more
The Danger of "If"
Monday, September 19, 2011      2 comments

I have been thinking about my tendency towards perfectionism and the high expectations I am prone to put on myself and others. When these two personality traits exceed their usefulness in my life and become defects of character, I have to turn ... Read more
Saturday, September 03, 2011      7 comments

I was reading one of my inspirational meditation books today and the word "gratuitousness" struck me as a form of the word, gratitude, that I have not used. The author was describing the need to appreciate the gratuitousness of every act of the... Read more
Pride, Ego, and Demise
Monday, August 29, 2011      4 comments

I have had a number of situations occur recently in my life, where I had the opportunity to observe the destructive nature of pride and ego in action. People that I care about, with every fiber of my soul, are separating themselves from relatio... Read more
Common Miracles
Sunday, August 21, 2011      8 comments

Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common." Who would not want to be considered wise? It is as simple as taking time to notice the little and seemingly insignificant things in our lives. I... Read more
Statistics and Scales
Wednesday, August 17, 2011      6 comments

I made a comment on a thread for one of my teams that got me thinking. (My husband always says, "don't hurt yourself".) I was expressing consternation at the depressing manner in which our all district, back to school, welcome back, motivationa... Read more
The Thank You Card
Friday, August 12, 2011      4 comments

I am old fashioned and enjoy writing old fashioned notes and cards to friends and family. I also enjoy making my own cards. Today I spent the morning making thank you cards for my boys, my father-in-law, and my friends who honored me on my bir... Read more

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