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  • March 22, 2020
    March 22 - Sabbath Time
    From the book: The book of Awakening by Mark Nepo
     I did not write this, but read it this morning and wanted to share...
    Work when there is work to do. Rest when you are tired. One thing done in peace will most likely be better than ten things done in panic...I am not a hero if I deny rest; I am only tired.  ~Susan McHenry 
    When I need to be refreshed or renewed, I...

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  • February 23, 2020
    Remembering Ryan with a rewrite of a story I wrote a few years ago 
    12/7/87 - 2/23//93
    Beautifully broken
    Searching for validation, I set forth on a journey to fill the blank space that grief had cast upon me. The emptiness  engraved on my soul transferred to the pain unleashed from loss; death hijacked my heart and the fragments I battled to preserve were scattered debris encircling...

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  • February 9, 2020
    Do small things with great love ~ Mother Theresa 
    Instructions for life: Week 7-  Kindness begins when we understanding we all struggle
    February theme: Do small things with great love
    Everything we do matters, each small act of taking care of someone matters. Each phone call or text to a friend to lift them up, it matters. Each kindness to a stranger can change their day, it matters. Send...

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  • February 7, 2020
    Mostly it is loss that teaches us about the worth of things
    Good grief: Remembering my father (3/12/44 - 2/7/98)
    Recently, I listened to a story about the last letter a woman received from her father before he died. My first thought was how lucky she was since there was no note when my father died. But then, she went on to explain the little he had written left her empty and wanting, like that...

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  • January 12, 2020
    We spend January 1st walking through our lives, room-by-room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives… not looking for flaws, but for potential.
    Instructions for life: Week 3 - Make a plan and take small steps
    January theme: Resolve to ♥
    Ready...Set... goal...
    Whether its a 30 day goal...

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  • January 5, 2020
     We spend January 1st walking through our lives, room-by-room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives… not looking for flaws, but for potential.
     Instructions for life: Week 2
    January theme: Resolve to (the power of habits)
    The reason for setting small goals is to create the habit first,...

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  • January 1, 2020
    We spend January 1st walking through our lives, room-by-room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives, not looking for flaws, but  for potential.
    Instructions for life: Week One
    Theme: Resolve to
    Every year we resolve for things to be different, raising my hand too. We create lists, goals...

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  • December 30, 2019
    Last night while lying in bed I was thinking about the past and dreaming about the future. Most of my thoughts were led by loss. Sometimes it is the nighttime that brings on that melancholy feeling, and the questioning of our purpose? Shifting, I pushed my focus to the joy in my life, clinging to the present, while keeping thoughts of overwhelm at bay.
    My heart breaks for those suffering, heartache...

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  • December 28, 2019
    "The only way you will see results is if you stay consistent" 
    Weight loss over 50
    PURPOSE
    2019 has been a year of purpose. And living life with purpose has been very fulfilling. I followed my word PURPOSE and used my time with purpose. Writing, reading, family, and my health were all a part of my purpose. Part of my journey with purpose was to lose weight, and I lost 26 pounds in 365 days.
    If...

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  • December 22, 2019
     "What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as
    what you become by achieving your goals."
     
    Being Me: Week 52
     I cannot believe how quickly 52 weeks went by and in that fifty-two weeks, I set a goal to write weekly short stories with monthly themes, and I did it!
    I believe the biggest lesson from goals is that you don't always have to achieve them to improve. In fact, even...

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The book of Awakening
March 22, 2020
Did I ever really know him?
February 7, 2020
IFL: Week 3 (Make a plan)
January 12, 2020
IFL - Week 2 Resolve to
January 5, 2020
IFL: Week One - Resolve to
January 1, 2020
One little word 2020
December 30, 2019
Weight loss journey
December 28, 2019
Being Me: Week 52
December 22, 2019

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