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Putting Life In Perspective

 

A Uniquely Positive View of  Daily Life

 
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Diversity

I am a nervous flier. My mom worked for US Airways, so I flew standby for many years. I guess that kind of experience can make a seasoned...

For Judy

I was talking with a woman at church today whose grandson is in the band at Providence High School where my daughter graduated. She was...

The Queen

I was at my grandmother’s house. The date was July 29, 1981, and my mom, grandma, and I were in her living room gathered around the...

Sick Days

It’s been a tough week. One day I woke up at about 4 in the morning, and nothing was wrong, but my throat didn’t feel right. It wasn’t...

Pottery Class

When Madi went off to college I don’t know how many times we told her to never go anywhere alone after dark. We explained in grisly...

Reality

I just had to do something that is absolutely ridiculous. I forwarded a blog to my daughter. Not one of mine, but one I had read...

In Control

I had my day planned. Breakfast, followed by devotions, paperwork and tying up loose ends for a company I’ve been hired to speak to, run...

Grace

This past Thursday morning Paul and I drove Madi to the airport and put her on a plane for the first leg of her journey to a semester...

Tribal

Many years ago Paul came home one day and told me he had signed our family up for a membership at the JCC. I asked what that was, and he...

Listen Up

I often try to stand near pregnant women in the hopes of looking thinner. That is probably something I should keep to myself, but since...

Flexibility

When the pandemic hit and the world closed down, I will admit that I enjoyed it for a while. No, not the fear, panic and suffering, but...

Surprise Joy

The days are swimming by so fast that I have a 5 minute conversation with myself each morning as I open my eyes. “Is it Friday or Monday?...

It's Just Business

I think there is a slight possibility I may have mentioned how much I despise insurance companies? Yeah, still working on letting that...

Presents

I’m going to tell you a secret about my marriage. I could see a gorgeous male model walking down the street, and I could say to Paul, “...

Listen to This

I have always loved the sound of pages turning - preferably onion skin paper like you might find in an old Bible. I’ve always loved the...

Letting Go

I think the biggest argument I ever got involved in was with a boyfriend in college who said I was irrationally stubborn. I know it...

In-dependence

Although it feels like the landscape of this country is changing and is certainly in turmoil, we are still a nation based on independence....

Pleasant Surprises

I’m typically a morning person. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want to talk to anyone or have any interactions. I want to get up, have a...

Not It!

I know I’ve been writing a lot about smiling and light and positivity. As I’ve said before, I don’t advocate ignoring what’s really...

That Smile!

I don’t know a better way to say this. Sharing toothbrushes is gross. But the other day I heard that if a person has a cavity and...

 

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