Sunsets: Gift Volume 1 of 10

On March 4, 2014, the author of a blog I follow had an interesting perspective on what he has learned from sunsets.  I agree that most sunsets cause me to pause and reflect.  So I’m expanding on his concept and adding some wonderful photos taken in Northern Colorado where the sun sets behind the foothills […]

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Attitude

I think it was Dolly Parton that said, “We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.”  After more than a week of wind, including 3 days where it clocked over 95 MPH, I was more than ready for it to stop.  The forecast had been for calmer days last Thurs-Sat. but it […]

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Birthdays

Birthdays or more specifically, my birthday, is always a time of reflection.  This year I’m in a place of  . . . how did I get this age?  I was just in my 30’s last time I checked.  NOT.  I say I’m going to remember to choose things that make me happy and healthy but […]

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Beautiful Mind

In 2010 Harvard University found that “In conclusion, a human mind is a wandering mind and a wandering mind is an unhappy mind.  The ability to think about what is not happening is a cognitive achievement that comes at an emotional cost”.   Mindfulness is very difficult for us to achieve because we spend most […]

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Gift of Joy

Somehow, not only for Christmas but all the long year through, the joy that you give to others is the joy that comes back to you – John Greenleaf Whittier. Beautiful quote and true. I placed these red poinsettias around the house to add a bit of festive cheer.  I did it so that those […]

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Super Moon

Yesterday a friend reminded me that I had not posted or been on Facebook for a few days.  Summer is so busy that yes, I have been distracted by family, friends, and animal recreation and care.  The photo I’m including with this post was taken last Saturday night.  In the image is the super moon […]

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Positive energy

Today’s Coloradoan had an article Use your energy to pick others up, Katy Piotrowsk, http://m.coloradoan.com/business/article?a=2013306160014&f=1139 .  Katy didn’t mean to “pick them up” but to rather bring their energy up. Bruce Schneider, author of “Energy Leadership believes that through conscious effort, we can raise our own level and positively influence the energy of those around us.  […]

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Grandmother Blessing

The peonies are blooming and last week a friend brought me a beautiful bouquet from his yard. The color was a delicate pink and the fragrance divine.  The peonies took me back to my childhood.  Both of my Grandmothers had pink peonies in their yards.  They always had a bouquet in the house and they […]

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