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Writing Update

My writing goal, to be finished by July 3rd (before we left on our LDS Mission), was to complete my personal history. I am happy to report that not only did I finish writing, but I am almost finished with … Continue reading

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10 Things of Thankful #85

Not MY #85, but joining in at Considerings for the 10 Things of Thankful feature. Here’s my offering: 1. Good wishes from co-workers during a stressful time. 2. Yummy vegetable soup for lunch, made by a friend who happens to … Continue reading

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10 Things of Thankful

I’m thankful… 1. I didn’t die on the highway when I fell asleep on my hour-long commute. Woke up in time to see I was veering across the lane and was able to correct before any major damage. 2. For … Continue reading

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10 Thankful Things

I’m thankful this week for all the wonderful things I’ve learned from fellow bloggers! 1. The meaning of many British colloquialisms that have addled my brain for some time, from Tizzy over at Creative Therapy. like Treacle, and Tippex and Stroppy… … Continue reading

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Thankful for 10 Things

1. Workday walk to the post office got me out in the scarce sunshine. Energized! 2. Smell of fresh-cut grass; another sign of Spring! 3. Flowers blooming! Extraordinary purple heather. 4. Success in hiring a new employee. 5. Uplifting visit … Continue reading

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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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Resolving NOT to…..

Resolving NOT to….. from Care2.com This is a great list of resolutions. I agree 100% with each of them, but would expand the multitasking one to mention specifically talking & texting while driving. Here’s the unannotated list of things to STOP … 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 present..in my attempt to be more mindful) as I was contemplating my 2014 plan. (I hesitate to … Continue reading

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DP Challenge: Ghosts of Christmas Past

As I looked back on what I did last year on this day, I wrote: “had a yummy dinner of pork loins and butternut squash. I didn’t eat any sweets today!” The theme here is “Mindfulness.” Today, before looking back to … Continue reading

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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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