Category: Encouragement

The Joy of Common Work

. . . Do not grasp at the stars, but do life’s plain, common work as it comes, certain that duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life. – Robert Lewis Stevenson It’s easy for me to get caught up in wanting everything fancy, just like I think everyone else has it. But…

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Smiles From Strangers

I’m always surprised when strangers smile at me, even more so when they say niceties such as “how are you today?”. It happened again the other day.  I wasn’t feeling too good and I had a tough morning working on a sticky problem.  I went for my walk during lunch, really wrapped up in my…

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Practicing Stillness

This week’s photo challenge is minimalist, explained as: An artfully executed minimalist photograph is anything but mundane. It illustrates a moment in time, or an artistic perspective, with simplicity and grace.   Minimalist photography is characterized by a large portion of negative space, a fairly monochromatic color palette with good contrast, and an interesting subject that…

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Candle Lighter Award

Shortly before the holidays, Kate over at Believe Anyway gave me a Candle Lighter Award.  Thank you so much Kate! The purpose of this award is to recognize a post or blog that brings light to the world.  Isn’t that wonderful?  She’s been waiting so eagerly for me to post about it and start using it. …

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