Category Archives: Half-full

Looking on the bright side

A week of tender mercies

“I wrote down a few lines every day for years. Before I would write, I would ponder this question: ‘Have I seen the hand of God reaching out to touch our  family today?’ As I kept at it, something began to happen.  As I would cast my mind over the day, I would see evidence of what God had done for one of our family members that I had not recognized in the busy moments of the day.  As that happened, I realized that trying to remember had allowed God to show me what He had done. “More than gratitude    began to grow in my heart; testimony grew. I  became ever more certain that our Heavenly Father hears and answers  prayers. I felt more gratitude for the Atonement of the Savior Jesus Christ. I grew more confident that the Holy Ghost can bring all things to our remembrance—even things we did not notice or pay attention to when they happened.” (“O Remember, Remember,” Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2007,67). In the spirit of Pres. Eyring’s example, and the example of Vernette’s Seven for … Continue reading

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Fun is not the word I’d use…

The WP Daily Prompt today is “fun” but the explanation stated: Imagine that tomorrow, all of your duties and obligations evaporate for the day. This morning I had just been contemplating divesting myself of some of my obligations and duties, as … Continue reading

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Appreciate What Is.

Appreciate What Is.. A beautiful thought from the Buddha blogged by Doug Does Life. It dovetails nicely with a contribution from one of my students this morning. She quoted Harold B. Lee: “Happiness does not depend on what happens outside … Continue reading

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Good Day, Sunshine!

Thanks, Irene A Waters for my Sunshine Award nomination! Irene sees life’s glass as more than half-full, and writes heart-warming prose. I dare you to read Sammy saves the Day without being uplifted.  I am honored, and have taken a … Continue reading

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It’s Simple

Came across this story on Renaissance Vlad’s blog. I’d heard it before, but it came at a good time (no time like the my attempt to be more mindful) as I was contemplating my 2014 plan. (I hesitate to … Continue reading

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Surprised by A Versatile Blogger Award!

It’s only been recently that I made the decision to go more “public” with my blog, in the hopes of spreading a little positive vibes into the Universe. So it was a big surprise to me that I got nominated … Continue reading

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Haiku Challenge

Holiday Haikus  #1 Sleigh bells ring-a-ling– Ringer stands beside the pot: “Can you spare a dime?”

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It’s not happy people who are grateful; it is grateful people who are happy. –heard in church today.

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Recent Bits of synchronicity

I received an email out of the blue from my cousin, whom I hadn’t heard from in months, with the cryptic: “A book I loved! If you haven’t read it- “Me Before You” by Jojo Moyes At the library the next morning, I … Continue reading

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Lost and found

This post started as a comment I made on this blog: It reminded me of how serendipitous it was when I had lost the diamond out of my ring and found it again. Both times. Here’s the story: I … Continue reading

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