Tag: Gretchen Rubin

Life Goes On

Gretchen Rubin has often said: The days are long, but the years are short. I realized that part of why I’m not blogging is that I’ve been busy with so many other things. It’s not good or bad, it’s a season in life. Last year, my favorite boy toy and I traveled extensively, both in-state…

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2015 Word – Create

Creativity should be an everyday experience. Creativity should be as common as breathing. We breathe, therefore, we create. – Erwin Raphael McManus in the book, “The Artisan Soul” 2015 – Create! For 2015, my word is CREATE.  Not nurture (like nurturing my creativity theme last October), practice (everything I’ve learned) or even creativity.  No, the…

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Time For Tea

You’re invited to a virtual tea time!  I’d call it by its real name – PARTY – but in the wisdom of our politicians in this country, the name has been corrupted and I don’t feel like a bunch of landings on this page because people are looking for “the” tea party instead of “a” tea…

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Baby Bump

There are four stages for enjoying a happy event: — anticipation (looking forward to it)— savoring (enjoying it in the moment)— expression (sharing your pleasure with others)— reflection (looking back on happy times –   which is why it may be a good idea to take pictures,   keep a one-sentence journal, collect mementos, etc.)–…

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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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Engraving Our Heart

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. I think Emerson’s comment above is a great one for engraving on our heart.  Every day IS the best day in the year.  There will be days, of course, when we can’t make that happen.  But in…

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