Archive | August, 2011

How one horrible word and a beautiful Tweet triggered the reminder for kindness and compassion.

August 16, 2011


    We never know what another person is going through. Let’s do our best to be compassionate, kind & loving today.~ Aimee @ awakeningaimee     As I look around at so many of my friends and people I am meeting all the time, I often hear the phrase in my head “I never […]

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Happy Monday from ‘Mynewfavoriteday’

August 15, 2011


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Amazing Story of a little boy who was given one more chance.

August 12, 2011


 “The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination.” ~ Don Williams, Jr. I saw this story and it made me ever so grateful for everything in my life.  I wrote the other day about how everything can change […]

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Thoughts about “Unconditional Love” over a pot of coffee.

August 11, 2011


   Whatever they grow up to be, they are still our children, and the one most important of all the things we can give to them is unconditional love. Not a love that depends on anything at all except  that they are our children. ~Rosaleen Dickson   It’s a bit of a sad day for me […]

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How can you not smile at this?

August 10, 2011


Memories of childhood, mornings on PBS, my own personal attachment to my cookie monster piano I got when I was 3 (my mom drove all over Portland looking for it), Elmo’s giggle (although for some of you parents the giggle over and over may be a bit grating, but for purposes of this post, let’s […]

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Never take a moment for granted, for everything changes in an instant.

August 9, 2011


Remember the moments for each one is an opportunity to make a memory.  ~ Shannon Pruitt:) As many of you know, I have been following the progress of little 8 year old Faith as she battles the horrible disease Cancer.  What I hadn’t really talked about is that Faith had a friend Ethan who was […]

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Empowerment is contagious, no chainsaw required.

August 8, 2011


  You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result. ~ Mahatma Gandhi You know you are going to have a good day when one of your first “To-dos” is to return the chainsaw you rented.  Why do I, Shannon Pruitt, have a chainsaw […]

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Even when a heat wave sweeps the nation, we can all remember a little summer fun.

August 6, 2011


                                Can’t you just remember these days?  It’s hot out, you are outside playing and having fun and smack, there it is a water balloon, pitcher of water, or, if one is available, a hose!  Screams, giggles, laughter, taunting, it’s […]

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It’s all about the lens and how you focus it. How do you focus?

August 3, 2011


“I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.” ~ William Allen White Like everyday, today is a new day and how I approach is up to me.  As I mentioned in my post yesterday, E had a very important neurology appointment last week, the results of which are […]

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The true beauty of true friendship

August 2, 2011


“Even though we’ve changed and we’re all finding our own place in the world, we all know that when the tears fall or the smile spreads across our face, we’ll come to each other because no matter where this crazy world takes us, nothing will ever change so much to the point where we’re not […]

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