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Daily Joys and Simple Pleasures

Daily Joys and Simple Pleasures

Between Friends Archives

Maybe We Need to Remember…

Everything we learned in Kindergarten!   I remember my kindergarten room was all about cooperation, community and acceptance.  Sharing. Doing things independently and then learning how to do them together.  “Hands are for making things, not for hitting.”   “That’s okay […]

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Are You Lucky Enough To Have A Friend Like This?

You are one lucky soul if you have just one friend like this. A friend to whom you would answer, “YES,” without reservation, before you even know what the question is.   If you do indeed have such a friend […]

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THE ARTIST UNIQUE by Carmen Torbus

Carmen Torbus.  A name familiar to me through industry peers.  In the last year Carmen and I have become more familiar with each other as friends on Facebook.  Her just-released first book was a real celebration.  I was intrigued on […]

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THIS Friday Night…

The swirl of attention for the sixteen minutes of fame generated over the internet sensation “last Friday night” has me amused and a little puzzled.  That our internet culture elevates  a run-away “youtube hit” featuring drug and alcohol induced memory-fog, […]

Quotes on Friendship – And a Gift for You to Share…

The following quotes on friendship are taken from my brand new book:   US! CELEBRATING THE POWER OF FRIENDSHIP It’s available signed and personalized at my author site: maryanneradmacher.NET   Stand often in the company of dreamers…they tickle your common sense […]

The Day I Flew with the Birds…

My friend, Ellen, writes a Blog at Braveheart Women’s web site called ELLENOUTLOUD. This morning she wrote about almost going parasailing.  I relived the time that I did. I was a guest of two dear friends.  We were enjoying lunch […]

A Loving Letter to Those Feeling Overwhelmed

My friend wrote me today that she has simply been crying, in a state of being overwhelmed.  So many people I know are telling me they feel close to the “end of their rope.”  For that reason I’ve decided to […]

A Day of Remembering

My friend, Donna, woke up early today, thinking about her Mom’s brothers and their service to their country.  She has always wondered why a movie was never done about the Butler Boys from a dry land farm in SW Colorado.  […]

Stalled Friendships and Faltering Dreams

I’ve just finished reading CUTTING FOR STONE by Abraham Verghese.  This single sentence, “The tragedy of death had to do entirely with what was left unfulfilled.”  His whole book weaves around the irony of the cost of an unrealized dream […]

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week

Miss Albers. Mrs. Burbano. Mrs. Schatz, Mrs. Haygarth, Mr. O’Brien, Ms. Newell, Mr. Hammock, Mrs. Sparks, Mrs.  Schukart, Ms. Disney… Name them.  Go ahead.  Just recollect the teachers that steered you, directed you, challenged you into becoming the WHO that […]

WORDS MATTER: USA.gov/contact/Elected.Shtml

USA.gov/contact/Elected.Shtml Words. Our world’s are built upon the words we choose to use. History is encompassed in Word. The world was created by Word. Lies are perpetrated and wisdom is shared with Words. The impulse to create inhabits the mystical […]

Holy Wednesday

For some, today is simply Wednesday. If you celebrate Easter in its cultural capacity it’s less than five days left to feather the nests of traditional grass in the Easter baskets. And for those whose systems invite them to a […]

Position Number #3

LIFE BEGINS WHEN YOU DO premiered in its first month as the number 2 best seller at simpletruths.com Number two. Right out of the gate. In it’s second month it holds the #3 position. If I were an Olympic competitor […]

Widen Our Hearts

Our heart widens for those in conflict and disaster in our world…to those wholeave their normal posts and travel to serve.  Our military angels offering aid,those NGO’s whose sole mission is to give water, food, wash clothes, tendanimals in in […]

I Have To Disagree With You…

Embrace your convictions without apology.   (quote from PROMISES TO MYSELF, Conari Press)   “Well, I’m sorry, but I have to disagree with you…” Conflict is not at the top of many people’s list of favorite things.  There are times when […]

“This Is Dedicated…”

You can call a radio station and ask that a song be played, “dedicated to…” someone special.  You can make a donation to an organization and dedicate that generosity to a particular person.  Dedicating a book to someone is a […]

Smile It’s Valentine’s Day

Let me confess, at the first, that this photo is over a year old.  Since I’m still growing my hair out from my S.T.A.N.D. against bullying effort – it’ll be quite some time before I have this much atop my […]

You’ve Got Mail

I pulled the box of mold-made Italian papers from my drawer.  I was writing a letter to a friend and I wanted to make it extra special.  It wasn’t her birthday.  It wasn’t a holiday.  I wasn’t celebrating anything in […]

“If You Have One Friend…

…you hold the hand of the world.”  That’s from LIVE WITH INTENTION.  Appreciating my friends is one of my ten main life intentions.  Recently I read that Sophie Tucker, the singer from the early 20th century who was called “The […]

Three Precious Little Words Between Friends

Most often people think of, “I love you.” Equally important, between friends, is “I remember you.”  Every day I weave at least one friend in to my experience by telling them how I’ve been reminded of them or something that […]

Holiday Postpartum

Postpartum is from the latin and it means “after giving birth.”  Among many other things, a new mother experiencing “postpartum” will be weary, restless, achy, depressed, lacking focus.  Many of my friends described those very same symptoms to me throughout […]

Between Friends – Stories for the Holiday

My Friend, and phraseologist with Focus Phrase™ is Ellen Lambert.  you can follow her at:  http://www.braveheartwomen.com/ellenoutloud    Also you can review her Focus Phrase options on Facebook at A New Way – Radmacher Focus PhraseShe shares her holiday views today: […]

MARDI GRAS In December with Ellen Outloud

Ellen Lambert is a trained Phraseologist in the Radmacher Focus Phrase™ process and she is a regular Blogger on BraveHeart Women.  For my “between friends” feature she’s given me permission to share her celebration of great news in the world […]

Remembering My Friend, Hugh Prather…

Thankful for the Memories…

At a time when memories are made by gathering around a bountiful table…there are some chairs which will be empty this year.  One such chair was left empty by a large soul:  Hugh Prather.  This holiday I will come to […]

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THE WHOLE-HEARTED LIFE by Susyn Reeve
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