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One of “Mynewfavoriteweek’ly Inspirations” is “Dumpster Diving,” Find out why.

November 12, 2011


“You’ve done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination.” ~ Swedish Proverb Determination, this is the word that strikes me when I think about the incredible person I am about to share with you.  As […]

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A peek into the window to my soul.

November 5, 2011


“Some people wear their smile like a disguise. Those people who smile a lot, watch their eyes. I know ’cause I’m like that a lot. You think everything’s ok, and it is . . . ’till it’s not.” ~ Ani Difranco I know there has been much jubilation in the past 2 weeks as little […]

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“‘Mynewfavoriteweek’ ly Inspiration”: Inspired by Monsters, but not the kind you think.

October 27, 2011


“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ~ Lao Tzu As influenced by all of you who commented here and Facebook that you would be interested in seeing a weekly feature with interesting folks who I find inspiring and you might too. Don’t be thrown off by […]

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It’s good to remember… it reminds us to celebrate the moment you know you can let go.

October 13, 2011


“Love knows no limit to its endurance, no end to its trust, no fading of its hope; it can outlast anything. Love still stands when all else has fallen.” – Unknown In the spirit of my Moment of Rest Post from yesterday, I did rest a little yesterday. My resting didn’t involve just me. It […]

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A “NICU 101 Guide for Parents and Families.” Please share if it can be valuable.

September 29, 2011


“If you will call your troubles experiences, and remember that every experience develops some latent force within you, you will grow vigorous and happy, however adverse your circumstances may seem to be.” ~ John Heywood The last 2 weeks have been remarkable in so many ways.  I suppose if I could summarize it all in […]

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Can you name an Unsung Hero in your life? Or can you be one?

September 28, 2011

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“Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.” ~ Albert Camus Inspired by the incredible people who helped to put on the March of Dimes event that we participated in on Monday night, it calls to light the concept of unsung heros.  There are so many around us everyday. People who […]

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Where do you call home? Literally and metaphorically?

September 20, 2011


“Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.” ~ Oliver Wendall Holmes Before I go into the story of this post, I want to say thank you again to all of you.  Today, is a new day and   after a few days of needing to collect myself, I […]

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Friday and Weekend Inspiration for me and you.

September 16, 2011

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A thought to take us all into the weekend. Although we all aspire to make each day ‘ournewfavoriteday,’ some days are a little more challenging than others. The most beautiful part of these challenges comes from the love and support you receive from family friends and in my case now, with this blog, wonderful souls […]

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Why can’t the moon be a ball? How you see things can change everything.

September 13, 2011


“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” ~ Anais Nin Yesterday, it must have been that so many of you saw the question I asked and photo I posted and said, “duh, Shannon, that’s obviously the moon.” For those that played along, thanks for humoring me, and if you […]

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A Poem for Faith and her family on the night she got her Angel Wings.

September 12, 2011


There are no words but tonight I am so so so  sad to share that little miss 8 year old Faith that I have spoken about in my blog  and so many of you given happiness to through your Facebook ‘Likes, ‘ has lost her battle with cancer.  In return for her gifts of love […]

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