Tag Archives: positive thinking

WHAT TO DO DURING A PANDEMIC

This time of isolation has opened up my kitchen to all sorts of new things – like actual meals made from scratch.  I started posting these delicacies on Facebook and my sister tells me I should open a restaurant once … Continue reading

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I DARED TO SHOP

We were down to the last leaf of lettuce, no juice, and getting low on canned goods and meat.  The stores in my neck of the woods have been open for seniors from 6-7AM each day, so we ventured out … Continue reading

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NECESSITY IS THE MOTHER OF INVENTION

We’re now in week two of social distancing and already ideas are flying on how to interact with each other.  It seems we are at our best when we have nothing to do.  So, creative juices are flying.  Minds are … Continue reading

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AGING WITH A PLAN – PART II – 60-70

“When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable.  There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age.”  Victor Hugo Unlike most women, I wasn’t upset or depressed about this milestone.  I’d begun my own business.  I was busier than … Continue reading

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FEELING CRISPY

There are some days when I feel full of energy and ready to leap tall buildings with a single bound and then I realize that I’m almost 77 and my cape has long since worn out.  It’s then that my … Continue reading

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HOORAY, IT’S SATURDAY!

Hooray, it’s Saturday – another week down in the annals if time – another ink blot on the pages of history.  It should be a time of gratitude that the week is over, but as most weeks lately, it left … Continue reading

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BRRRRRR ……

OK, I live in Minnesota.  Why?  Because I’m a glutton for punishment?  Because I love extreme temperature changes?  Because my hot flashes actually do feel good?  There really isn’t a good reason.  I live here because I was born here … Continue reading

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TAKE A VACATION!

One day, my husband entered the kitchen in his camouflage under armor and said, “I bet you can’t see me.”  My response was, “You’re right.  I bet if you take your shirt off, you’ll be half the man you used to be.”  … Continue reading

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SKIPPING THROUGH LIFE

This is not a picture of my husband and me, skipping along the beach, but I wish it was.  We still have the ability to do so, but I’m afraid we’d have to stretch out for a few days before … Continue reading

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I LOVE TO WRITE DAY

The thinking cat is a reminder that we writers often suffer writer’s block, so we need a little help from our friends. Today we celebrate ” love to Write Day.”  I happen to have a penchant for these weird and unusual … Continue reading

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THINK POSITIVE

I’m currently working as stage manager for a children’s production of “Willie Wonka” and one of my favorite songs from the show is called “Think Positive.”  This whimsical story of honesty and integrity, along with positive thinking is a great … Continue reading

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PERSPECTIVE

Halloween, in my neck of the woods, seems to be pretty popular.  I live in a small town (one of the first in Minnesota) which claims to be the Halloween Capital of the world.   I’m not a fan of ghosts … Continue reading

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I WON’T GROW UP!

“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” C. S. Lewis Like Peter Pan, I’ve often thought of myself as the proverbial child.  The thought of growing old was never appealing. Doing childish things wasn’t … Continue reading

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RAINY DAYS & MONDAYS

“Be still, sad heart! and cease repining; Behind the clouds is the sun still shining; Thy fate is the common fate of all, Into each life some rain must fall” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow As a child I used to … Continue reading

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FIND YOUR BLESSINGS

There are days when nothing seems to go right.  If there is one good thing, it’s totally hidden by the garbage of all the yucky stuff.  Sometimes we simply have to take time to search out our blessings.  Too bad … Continue reading

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FORGET THE PAST …

I’ve been blessed with the ability to forget most of the yucky stuff that’s happened in my life.  I believe that God allows me to forget so I can move forward.  If I weren’t able to do that, I’m sure I’d … Continue reading

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