Category: Life Lessons

It’s About Having Fun

I enjoyed visiting some of the 2013 participants in 31 Days and as the 2014 participants are linking up, I’ve started visiting them as well.  To my pleasant surprise, one of the 2014 participants I visited happened to be one that I browsed nearly all of her 2013 entries for 31 Days! As I left…

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Books Everyone Should Read

So. . . is there a difference between recommending books that I think everyone should read and my favorite books?  I would say yes.  There are books that I think have tremendous value to shape our lives and influence our thoughts, but they are not necessarily favorites of mine.  Many of these are favorites, but some are…

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I Hate Chores!

  Today’s challenge on 30 Days of Lists is to list chores I actually enjoy. My answer is: NONE NOT ONE Nope, nothing I used to enjoy baking, but a) my husband dislikes homemade bread, especially for his sandwiches; b) my daughter didn’t care either and c) I can’t eat much of any baked goods,…

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Projects To Finish This Month

Making a to do list is a great way to prioritize my time.  Unfortunately, the list of what I want to get done this month is – I suspect – longer than the time actually available to get it all done.  That’s so not a surprise, but still frustrating to me.  Some of it just information…

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What Inspires Me

The question I’ve been mulling over this week is what inspires me? This came from this week’s management tip on lynda.com by Todd Dewett called, “Inspiration Is A Choice” in which he stated that inspiration is not a random occurrence, but is a choice. According to the dictionary, to inspire is: to exert an animating, enlivening,…

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Patience Is Hard

Last Friday’s Six Word Friday used the word “patience”, something I struggle with: Patience is hard, but I’m trying. I am not by nature a very patient person.  Our media makes everything look so easy – in 30 minutes, you can learn to cook a gourmet meal!  In 60 minutes a crime can be solved!  Casual…

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Making Each Day Count

Last Friday’s Six Word Friday used the word “count”, touching on a topic I’ve been thinking about lately: Making each day count is hard. So many of my days have a gray sameness to them.  The gray, rainy (and humid) weather isn’t helping, but it isn’t just that.  With much effort, the garden got cleaned out and planted,…

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