• Gratitude
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    Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. Melody Beattie Cards you are dealt Have you ever been played a hand of cards in life that just threw you back? All of life’s trials are real. They are sometimes hard to deal with. They can bring us to our knees and can stop us dead in our tracks. It’s during these moments that our reaction to how we deal with our trials define the outcome of how we manage through them. In my past I’ve really struggled with everything that life had thrown at me. I’d cry. I’d ask why. I’d sit…

  • And Still I Rise
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    And Still I Rise

    “Did you want to see me broken? Bowed head and lowered eyes? Shoulders falling down like teardrops, Weakened by my soulful cries? Does my haughtiness offend you? Don’t you take it awful hard ’Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines Diggin’ in my own backyard. You may shoot me with your words, You may cut me with your eyes, You may kill me with your hatefulness, But still, like air, I’ll rise.”~ Maya Angelou This is one of my favorite poems by Maya Angelou. She is saying that no matter what, nothing should hold us back. We need to change our negative self talk and learn from this. We…

  • Shoot for the moon
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    Transitional Hallway

    Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, dream, discover. – Mark Twain Every now and then we find ourselves in a transitional hallway. We close doors that need to be closed for whatever reason and then we are unsure of what to do next. I actually love being in this place sometimes. It is quiet. Then there are other times when it gets too quiet. All I can think of is where am I going and what am…

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    Be Better

    “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be”. – Ralph Waldo Emerson I Love Mike Rowe! Every time I watch a ReturningThe Favor video I laugh and cry during each episode.  This video below was very touching for me. It encourages us to “Be Better”. The whole idea behind my blog is to always be better than we are. I love any feel good show or person that celebrates human kindness. Returning the Favor is a Facebook show and can be found at http://www.facebook.com/ReturningTheFavor Strive To Be Better It is my goal to strive to be a better wife, mother, and grandmother everyday. Every day…

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    Me In The Raw

    “There are far, far better things ahead than anything we leave behind.” C. S. Lewis For years now I have wanted to sit down and just write about my life.  It hasn’t been an easy life.  As I sit here wanting to share with you all the things that matter to me and could possibly help others that have gone through similar traumatic events, I wonder how much is too much. My life began in 1966 in a wonderful family. I was the newest addition to an already made up family of three, now four. Everything about my family was normal, in my child mind. There was love, laughter, and adoration.…

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    Lift Each Other Up

    “If I could give you one thought, it would be to lift someone up. Lift a stranger up – lift her up. I would ask you, mother and father, brother and sister, lovers, mother and daughter, father and son, lift someone. The very idea of lifting someone up will lift you, as well.” Maya Angelou. The power of a kind word can go along way. If we stripped ourselves of the ability to have racial prejudices, divided political agenda’s, and constant hate shown in the evidence of our actions we may be able to come together as a whole community. A group of people that saw human faces on a…