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Lost and Found on Hallowed Ground.

September 11, 2012

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“The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.” ~ Norman Victor Peale As I watch the lone police man walking through the deserted streets under the too bright halogen lights, I feel a sense of wonder. My hotel room overlooks the World Trade Center Memorial and reconstruction. […]

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Humility, Advocacy and “The Greatest Love.”

March 26, 2012

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This post is a combination of emotions today. I am humbled to put myself in front of you.  I am advocating for a cause I believe in so strongly because I have lived it and I am sharing a piece of writing I submitted for a contest that captures both of these things and all […]

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A helping hand.

March 16, 2012

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In our thoughts and in our actions this is a lovely reminder as we start the day and go into the weekend. I hope if you need it there are hands to help you, real or virtual, and if you can offer your kindness to someone else who may need it, it can surely make […]

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The sounds of letting go.

March 6, 2012

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“Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.” ~ Albert Einstein “Maaammma” Q says as his feet pad across the hardwood floor looking for me. E gives a high pitched squeal delighted by whatever is in front of her. I can imagine the electric smile charged with sunshine as it flashes across her face.  […]

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‘My Blog Saved Me.’

March 2, 2012

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“Kind words, kind looks, kind acts and warm handshakes, these are means of grace when men in trouble are fighting their unseen battles” ~ John Hall It’s Friday and it’s March and spring has sprung in my soul.  It’s my 200th post on this blog and almost 1 year to the day that I first […]

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“Let’s Bee Friends!”

March 1, 2012

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I first met the lovely Bruna when I saw her oh so sweet Button on a number of other blogs.  Her blog is called “Bees with Honey” and is a sweetest and most cozy place in this oh so big Blogospehere.  When I got to her blog I felt like I had taken a deep […]

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Shorter Days, Longer Nights, and a Future Worth Living For.

February 28, 2012

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“A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for” ~ Anonymous Oh how this is all true and the last part I feel everyday, in moments too many to count. As you all came on “the haircut” journey yesterday, […]

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Traditions, Family and “Famous” Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.

February 24, 2012

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“If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh quote I love tradition. There is a […]

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Sharing a post with so much heart: Happy Donna Day.

February 14, 2012

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I had every intention of doing the usual commercially-driven Valentine’s Day festivities this year. You know, a basket of trinkets and sweets from the dollar store and fancy, store-bought cupcakes that we’ll ooh and aah over for a few minutes and I’ll toss by the end of the week while the kids are in school.…

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Her take is Simple and Refreshing. “Mynewfavoriteweek’ly Inspiration.

February 14, 2012

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“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci Lately I find myself craving simplicity. Perhaps it’s doing too many things at once all the time, or the new year pushing me towards organization, but I have been attempting to simplify my life in some ways. I am unsubscribing from email lists, making calendars to […]

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