Category Archive: My thoughts

Dec 09 2016

Trying to Keep Perspective When Times are Tough

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I told my sister I was thinking of not doing a Christmas card this year. We were supposed to have family pictures done and now that we’re up against a time crunch, I’m not exactly feeling full of cheer and cheesy poses. I don’t want to worry over matching outfits, the perfect lighting, etc. I’m …

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Sep 23 2016

Honest Confessions from Inside the Dressing Room

I went shopping for a dress tonight to wear to my (20 year, yikes) class reunion. As I wandered through Macy’s some nice big cozy sweatshirts caught my eye. Perfect fall attire. But no, I was on a mission. I resisted the urge to look and went to the formal dress section. In the juniors …

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Nov 20 2015

Eliminating the Negative: An Exercise in Being Grateful

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I’m so tired of worry and frustration. Worry about finances, health, my children, the future. The frustration with work, not enough time in the day, not getting enough exercise. Sometimes these pity parties snowball into a bank of negativity. And I’m so over it. To remedy this,  I wrote down what I am grateful for. I …

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Mar 13 2015

Stupid Pink Ribbons

Pink ribbons are everywhere! Grocery products donating proceeds to breast cancer research, pink ribbon socks, tees, earrings, etc., sports teams wearing pink ribbon patches; it’s clear that our society wants to save the boobies! But did you know that most other types of cancer have a color to represent support for it too? When was the last …

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Jan 23 2015

What if You Only Had Six Months to Live?

Close your eyes, or turn away from the screen, and ponder that question for just 30 seconds or so. What would you do? When I first heard this question asked of me yesterday as an exercise at a meeting, I felt really uncomfortable. I worry enough as it is, I really didn’t want to seriously …

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Jan 10 2015

Loving God Out Loud: Why I searched beyond the Catholic church to grow my faith

I’m the girl with a tattoo of a cross on her wrist. I have a quiet faith in God that runs deep to my core. I have no doubt of who my Lord and Savior is. But I want to know more of God. I want prayer to be a natural habit that comes to …

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Nov 18 2014

Just One More Hug

Today I honor my mom. Well truth be told, I honor her every time that I cook a delicious meal, when I get a “best mom in the world” slap on the back from my kids, and when I say something wise that I know I got from her. But today is special because 52 years …

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Nov 14 2014

Praying for Difficult People

Last week my sister was telling me an inspiring story about how she turned a bad situation to good. Someone had said something to her that criticized her beliefs. She stewed about this, letting it make her angry for days. But not liking the way the anger made her feel either, she realized an opportunity …

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Nov 04 2014

Why I Need My Girlfriends

I’ve been able to spend a lot of time with my girlfriends lately and it’s invigorating to notice how different I feel when I am done. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I go through dry spells where I don’t see any of them for a while. It’s not until after I do that …

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Oct 30 2014

Post-Move: Where We Are Now

Part one: I Sold a Dream Home for a Different Way of Life Part two: The Emotions of Selling a Home And finally the dust has settled. It has been almost three months since our big move into our new place. Because the market was experiencing a peak in sale prices and we really didn’t …

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