Everyone has setbacks…

“Everyone has setbacks, disappointments and missed opportunities.

But wallowing in the past and focusing on the negatives is a sure way to doom your future.

So put the past behind you and embrace today as the beginning of your new season.” — Edward T. Creagan, M.D. Mayo Clinic

~Photo http://www.pexels.com/pixabay~

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Talking About Sex

In 8th grade, my girlfriends and I exchanged so much mis-information about sex.  It is amusing today to recall our conversations.  Continue reading “Talking About Sex”

Branded Litter Begone!

Reading this article in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) this morning made me happy.

Chagrin or a frown is my usual response to business articles in the WSJ.

Not their fault, just the nature of the beast.

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“Haagen-Dazs ice cream will be among hundreds of products available through a new refillable-container project.” PHOTO: TERRACYCLE, The Wall Street Journal, CMO TODAY.

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What to worry about or not…

Here is a list that Jazz Age novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald sent his 11-year old daughter Scottie in 1933 of things to and not to worry about.

She was the only child of Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald.  Continue reading “What to worry about or not…”

Thanks Google

I am in Alabama caring for my sweet little granddaughter while my son travels to conferences.

She attends daycare in the mornings.  As I was sitting at my desk relishing the chance to work uninterrupted, my phone buzzed with a notification that someone was at the front door. Continue reading “Thanks Google”

A Christmas Tree?

Making everything merry and bright!

I love this clever idea that was part of a book display at the library.

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~photo Lori Greer in Portland~

On my very crowded back burner is the plan to cover some of my books in solid colors. I think they will add some serenity to my bookshelves.

A future post someday!

Old School…

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Buying a new refrigerator/freezer a few months ago turned into a much bigger process that I expected.

I did research.  Consumer Reports.  On-line reviews.  Asked my friends.  Talked to salespeople.

I found evangelists who swore by certain brands and certain features.

Then again, I was solemnly warned against those same brands and features by others who recounted their tales of horror. Continue reading “Old School…”

Moving Toward Personal Peace

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~Photo Lori Greer, Portland, Oregon, USA.~

I went to an early morning yoga class recently.

In moving from a bending pose to a standing pose, I reached and pulled my hair out of my face.

In that instant, I felt a sense of peace.

Peace such as I have not felt in a long time.

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This is the place

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I admit it.

I am a sucker for posters, book covers, bumper stickers.

I like this one because for me it goes to the heart of “could have, would have, should have”.

 

A Hierarchy of Giving

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~Photo http://www.pexels.com/Magda Ehlers

There is so much need and there are so many opportunities to be of service to others.

The world is a better place when people look out for each other.

We can give our time, our talents, our money.

The eight levels of giving, described below, present an interesting perspective on giving.   Continue reading “A Hierarchy of Giving”