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I have been noticing that my normally ebullient self has been less so lately.  This is, of course, natural when one or both beloved parents are ailing and approaching that gateway to the next world.  However I am kind of […]

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Last night I went to bed early, not because I was physically tired, but because I was emotionally worn out.  I didn’t have energy for anything other than the oblivion of a warm bed.  But I did not sleep soundly […]

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As I was taking my morning walk, my thought for the day was:  How can I be a blessing to the world and the people around me?  Can I, through my presence alone, be a blessing? I began saying the […]

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When it comes to work, I think we can possibly divide workers into two categories: those who feel safest working for someone else, and those who prefer to be self-employed.   Actually there might be a third category: those who would […]

Do you remember the last time you lost track of time?  Do you remember when you were so involved in whatever you were doing that the very notion of time faded from your consciousness?  Take note of when this happens […]

This morning I was feeling a bit half-mast.  I had had a crick in my neck for about 16 consecutive hours, and though it had improved from acute pain to a dull ache, I noticed it was still coloring my […]

If you are feeling stuck or a bit down or really, really hot, here is my advice:  Go somewhere.  Preferably to a place with water.  Preferably to a place with flowing water. There is something about being by a stream.  […]

Some of my friends have probably noticed that I’ve been grumpy lately. And overwhelmed.  And irritable.  And some things have been falling through the cracks.  I’ve also been feeling guilty.  And I’ve been trying to do too many things at […]

When was the last time you let yourself play?  I’m not talking about sports.  They’re competitive and therefore the territory of adults.  Most games are competitive, too. I’m talking about FUN!  Dancing, twirling, skipping, hand-holding, giggling, make-believe….   Do you remember […]

My last two days were busy with packing and moving.  Again.  For the second time in one month. But this time since I hadn’t actually unpacked much from the last move (I had been traveling,) it wasn’t quite as strenuous.  […]

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