All lives matter-learn to love your neighbor

Once again, America is fighting among itself. Will we ever learn that all lives matter and we need to learn to love our neighbor? Will we ever realize we are all different and that difference is exactly what makes us Americans?

Our country seems to be arguing about which lives matter. Every life matters. Black lives matter. Brown lives matter. LGBT lives matter. Women matter. Men matter. Police matter. Americans matter.

All lives matter-learn to love your neighbor

 

All lives matter. We are all the same; from the same mold.

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Writer’s block? Overcoming the demons of the block

Suffering from writer’s block, I started wondering why? Was my late-in-life dream over? Did I run out of my words? Will I never have new ideas to write about? Or, was I simply not trying hard enough?

Have you ever had a block of any kind? Something stopping you from fulfilling your dream? Your passion? Something keeping you from your zeal in life or your ambition?

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Choosing to be happy-sunflowers and other smile bringers

Make your own sunshine. This is a mantra I believe in and live by for many years now. Possibly forever. Choosing to be happy, no matter what, choosing to see the bright side, no matter what, has been a lifesaver for me. Smile and you will get through it.

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Don’t depend on others to make you happy. Only you can make you happy. Only you can choose to be happy.

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Flying high above and feeling blessed-questions I ponder while flying

Headed to paradise, flying high above and through the clouds, I ask myself, “Why do I feel so spiritual up here?” Why do I feel more? Why do I feel the need to pray so much and actually feel more-feel more blessed, feel more close to God, feel more little?

If you know me at all, you know I love a blue sky. Beautiful, bright, blue skies, clustered with fluffy, thick, white clouds. I am always looking up on days like this and I am always taking pictures of the blue sky and the white clouds.

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Spreading joy and love through a hand-written letter

Spreading joy and love through a hand-written letter is one of my favorite ways to let people I love know I am thinking about them. Using snail-mail, the lost art, is an easy way to tell those you love, hello.

I suppose I have always loved to write. And, I think I have always liked to share a piece of my heart in my writing.

Spreading joy and love through a hand-written letter

What better way than to write someone a hand-written letter?

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Getting to know me-questions and answers for the Blue Sky Tag Challenge

This is a getting to know me post. I will give you some insight about why I blog and how I got started.  I also will tell you some of my hopes and dreams.

“Getting to know you, Getting to know all about you.”

(Are you singing that to yourself now?) While you are getting to know me, I will be showing you some of my favorite blue skies because blue skies just happen to be one of my favorite things in the world! Coincidentally, the name of the challenge-Blue Sky Tag!

I was nominated in the blogging challenge called Blue Sky Tag by another writer/ blogger and friend, Anna Kat Napier of Victoria Lee Home. Anna is an interior designer and writes about  life and decorating.

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Be Still: words to calm when you feel overwhelmed

Today, I am writing about slowing down, taking a pause, causing an intermission, being still. Be Still. Are you feeling overwhelmed? Something in your life causing you to be in a tailspin?

I have felt overwhelmed lately. And, all this overwhelm-stress-inner-whining caused me to think. It’s not a big stress factor, at all, but in my life, in my writing life, it is causing me stress. I need to Be Still.

So, what do I do about it? I write about it, naturally.

Bear with me…

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Easy Ideas to Turn your Blank Walls into an Inspiring Gallery Wall


Have you ever looked at a blank wall in your house and thought about how you will decorate it?  Did the blank wall scare you? Did doubt overwhelm you and cause you to leave it blank? I have been where you are and I will show you how easy it is to fill your wall with items you love.

Gallery walls are all over Pinterest but how do you turn a blank wall into an inspiring gallery wall?

First, I want to assure you I am no expert or decorator.  So, if I can make a gallery wall look easy, you can do it, too! I started collecting items for my office long before we moved.  I collected inspirational quotes and graphics, clip boards, pictures and memorabilia that would make me happy to look at while I was writing.

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Mental health; its okay to not be okay


It’s okay to not be okay. These are sweet words. Sweet because everyone hustles around, trying to be busy because we all think busy is how to be. We hustle around trying to be perfect because we all think perfect is how to be. We are supposed to all have perfect homes, with perfect people inside them. Perfect relationships with our kids and our parents.

Mental health; its okay to not be okay

Perfection.

That is not a sweet word. This word sets us up for failure. Because is there really such a thing? Perfection?

We will never get back the life we waste trying to be normal. -Atticus

 

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Three important things graduating seniors should know


I want to share with you three things, three important pieces of wisdom graduating seniors should know. You are probably tired of hearing advice; you are grown now and you want people to stop parenting you. If you are wise, you will listen to all the elderly advice—all of it–it is all given in love.

Dear girl who is about to take on the world,

I remember how it feels to graduate. I have worn the black cap and gown twice. Each time is an ending, but more importantly, a new beginning. Embrace this time, soak it in, rally in the moment!

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