Monthly Archives: September 2014

paradox

I was blessed and graced to join a gathering of spiritual directors today. The variety of gifts in the women attending was astonishing, but in spite of differences, they shared a common vision. All were caring and compassionate, open to … Continue reading

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goals

Well, I’ve been at it for almost a month. Whew! I’ll admit I had my doubts. I am glad, though, that I made a commitment to write every day. Setting clearly defined goals is a big part of any success … Continue reading

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hummingbirds

Everything is very green today and the sun is shining. It would have been a great day to be outdoors, but the harvest has been abundant and needs to be preserved. So I spent the day canning tomatoes, cooking and … Continue reading

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the rainy season

“To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven.” (Ecclesiastes.) It looks like today begins the season for rain. It’s very timely for me. I just transplanted some things yesterday and did not have a … Continue reading

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critique

Being a perfectionist, I want to do things perfectly, the first time. But that’s not the way it works—for me at least. I usually need help. Critiques have become very dear to me. I look forward to hearing how I … Continue reading

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change

I have noticed lately that people I used to find irritating or upsetting, don’t do that anymore. When did they change? Or is it I who have changed? Maybe it’s because I recognize that the characteristic I find irksome in … Continue reading

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Garbage

I was driving down a lightly travelled section of road yesterday and saw a large pile of garbage that someone had thrown by the side of the road. The unsightly mess made me very angry and I almost started complaining … Continue reading

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a good day

A good day: singing show tunes at Josephine Nursing Home, lunch with two dear friends, digging in the dirt of my garden. What could be better? It was a gift of some of my favorite things. Starting the day with … Continue reading

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motivation

I’ve often wondered about motivation. Attempting to write everyday about accentuating the positive and my efforts to give up complaining, has forced me to look at the why. Some say an every day blog is a bit much. Maybe once … Continue reading

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complaining or problem solving?

Sometimes I cannot avoid being in the presence of a person who complains a lot even though I try to avoid doing so. Try as I might, with positive observations, I am not able to dissuade them from their complaining. … Continue reading

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