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    Make A Wish!

    Hey you playful soul!!! Yes, I am talking to you! Today is May 18, 2020 and do I have a fun little offering for you! Make a wish! Yes, you heard me right…make a wish! When was the last time you had a wish you wanted to have come true? I personally enjoy making wishes all the time. They are fun and whimsical and we all need a little of that sprinkled through out our day. I grew up making wishes with my grandmother’s on wishbones from whatever chicken or turkey they had cooked. They would let these bits of bone dry out on the window ledges above their kitchen…

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    What’s The Matter with Pondering What Matters

    Hey beautiful soul, this is from my Hopeful heart to yours…so check it out. Yeah…so it’s no secret I love take out Chinese! Terrible but true. Oddly enough, one of the things I love most about getting take out Chinese is the little fortune cookies at the bottom of the box. I mean how simple are those little jokers, and yet they bring me so much joy. I don’t even particularly care for the cookie itself but there is SOMEthing about breaking open that cookie to pull out those little slips of paper to read a few words of good fortune or zen like insight that seems so fascinating and…

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    Then & Now

    “Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.” meaning, “The more things change, the more they remain the same.” – Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr It’s so true, as much as life marches on in change, somethings stay the same. You catch little glimpses of it in your routine. Daily habits, patterns, the comfort zones we re-create or fall into time and again. Some are as simple as the way we wave, some we are aware of and makes us happy, and some run far deeper and rule our lives even as we are blind to the subconscious manner in which we are driven or make those choices. Sometimes it is something…

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    A Little Parenting Pep Talk & Ten Quotes

      Not sure what your dream is, take a look at your children. Their dreams should be your dreams too. I am not saying forget your own pursuits and desires, but don’t get so wrapped up in doing you that you lose focus on what they’re doing… That’s when they start to lose their way, when your not watching, cheering, talking, motivating, modeling, leading or actively engaged! They need you present in their presence! Talk about the big things, little things, silly things, dull things and everything in between. Find the balance. Seems simple. Right? Well we all know it isn’t, and parents need pep talks too. Because, let’s be…

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    It Is About The Journey

      So this evening, I was catching up with an old friend and we were talking about life….when he said, “life is a journey and if I had fun along the way, then that is cool.” I couldn’t entirely disagree with him. I mean, I am a big proponent of living life with the journey in mind and not simply the destination. After all, we have been taught that it is the journey that is most important but in our western culture we also get very caught up in the destination. I personally am a journey type of gal, but of course the destination or as I prefer to think…