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Daily Joys and Simple Pleasures

Daily Joys and Simple Pleasures

January 1970 Archives

Anticipating A Special Release

On April 2nd, 2012 I will be the featured Inspirational Luminary on InspireMeToday.com, sharing my writings with the world. This FREE website is one to bookmark! Inspire Me Today features the ‘Brilliance’ of a new Luminary every day. You can […]

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Beloved Books

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested. – Bacon – Worthy books are not companions – they are solitudes: We lose ourselves in them and all our cares.   […]

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Get Your Shine On!

Above all things, reverence yourself.  – Pythagoras – Every one stamps his own value on himself.  The price we challenge ourselves is given us. Man is made great or little by his own will. – Schiller – Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control, […]

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Love Letter to All “Know-it-all’s”

An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less.  – Nicholas Murray Butler He knew what’s what, and that’s as high As metaphysic wit can fly.  – Samuel Butler – It is better to know nothing […]

Dance Into Your Day

On with the Dance! let joy be unconfined.  – Byron – And the dancing has begun now, And the danceres whirl round gaily in the waltz’s giddy mazes, and the ground beneath them trembles.  – Heine, Book of Songs – […]

What Have You Learned Today?

_________________________________________________________ I’ll be watching the day to observe what I learn.  What I learn says more about me than what I know.  Isn’t that a fascinating measure?   Information is power.  – Arthur Sylvester The greater our knowledge increases, the […]

Blank Page

every day every moment a blank page upon which we write. mary anne radmacher

I Was Shocked…

…when my friend, sitting across our table in tears, said, “I haven’t had to change anything in twenty five years.  I’m not sure how to do this.” I practiced my hard listening skills.  I nodded.  I embraced every word she […]

Gardening Is Prayer

A Moving Target

I like to call my obligations, requirements, promises, “things to Do,” – Targeted Completion Dates. Years ago I stopped using the phrase, “deadlines,” for many reasons.  Not only do I react to the history of the word and how it […]

from LIFE BEGINS WHEN YOU DO… “IT IS more important to know where you are going than to get there quickly. Do not mistake activity for achievement.” – Mabel Newcomer –

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Previous Posts

EFFECTIVENESS - TOWARD THE "EVERYTHING"
Overwhelm kicks in when the "everything" is considered in the context of getting it all done. The penchant for expressing our worth  by how busy we are has woven itself into the fabric of our culture. Our worth as a human begins by virtue  ...

posted 12:34:45pm Jun. 15, 2015 | read full post »

I Saw My "Shadow" At The Store
I am often in a hurry.  I try to be mindful as I hurry, but still, it's a hurry-up-and-get-the-next-thing-done kind of hurry. And I have lots of "next things." When that hurry-ness combines with anxiety, or concern, or just plain 'ole  tired ...

posted 6:38:58pm Jun. 03, 2015 | read full post »

The Creative Conspiracy on Whidbey Island, WA
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posted 3:38:54pm May. 11, 2015 | read full post »

Creative Retreat with Mary Anne Radmacher and friends
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posted 3:37:27pm May. 11, 2015 | read full post »

THE WHOLE-HEARTED LIFE by Susyn Reeve
Rarely do I share book reviews here, and yet this book prompted me to do so. If you are in need of a curriculum for a young person or a jumpstart at retirement, this book is that.  If you are looking for fresh ideas to lift your creative ...

posted 12:31:12pm Apr. 16, 2015 | read full post »

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