Simple Daily Gifts

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These are not mind-blowing gifts.

They don’t take a lot of time.  I know because I have timed them.

Yet, these  gifts ease me into each new day with a sense of purpose and calm.   Continue reading “Simple Daily Gifts”

Happy Happy*

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It is another rainy day in Portland but I am determined that the weather will not get me down.  I am starting my day with a positive attitude.  My problems and challenges are still sitting at the kitchen counter with me, but I am approaching them with a bit of a John Wayne swagger mixed with a “win the day” mentality.

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Who I Am & Why I Am Here…

I often feel as though my life has been lived as a subset of someone else’s life.  Not that it was not good. It was so good in so many ways. Good to be a wife, a mother, a sister, an employee. Now, it is different as a widow, as a person who is not accountable to anyone. There is great freedom in being alone but also great loneliness and much sadness. Continue reading “Who I Am & Why I Am Here…”