Category Archives: Being Widowed

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Friday Favorite: Day 33 of 365 Days of Motivation

“We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the life that is waiting for us.”  –Joseph Campbell Whether your dream was the picket fence and 2 kids with the mini van … Continue reading

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Friday Favorite: Day 23 of 365 Days of Motivation

“God never intended you to go through something and get nothing out of it. He intended that every time you go through a test, for you to come out of it with something else on your boat that you never … Continue reading

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Friday Favorite: Day 12 of 365 Days of Motivation

“Every moment and every event of every man’s life on earth plants something in his soul.” –Thomas Merton   When something terrible happens, we want to know why.  That question occupies your days and your nights. It’s hard to have … Continue reading

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Friday Favorite: I’ve Learned…

Preface: This was written just over a year ago. I have always liked this piece. For me, it is simple and to the point. When we grieve, we go back and forth between emotions (stages) and we get sort of … Continue reading

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Friday Favorite: Be a Tree

Preface: Every day, all day long, there a thousand things that come to mind–swirling around in my head. I wish I had time to write all of them down, but since I have a family and do things other than write, … Continue reading

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Friday Favorite: Day 16

“Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.” — Bern Williams Life can’t be lived in reverse; we can’t change history. All we can do is the best we know how with what we have been handed. … Continue reading

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Friday Favorite: Mantra, War Cry…Same Thing

Most who know me, and many of you who read this blog, have noticed I find, create and live by different words, poems, or quotes. I don’t go around looking for words to live by. Instead, they seem to find … Continue reading

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Friday Favorite: Courage, No Better Friend (early edition)

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ― Winston Churchill ____________________________ Courage is an ever-changing, ever faithful friend. Courage is always admirable, yet sometimes, remains elusive. Its form may change to … Continue reading

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Day 56: 365 Days of Motivation

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”   –Anais Nin I think we all want to crawl into a little ball when tragedy strikes our heart; sometimes our desire outweighs our courage–at least in the beginning. Facing life … Continue reading

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Relentless Replay

Loss is powerful. Whether the loss is the loss of a lifestyle. Or maybe it is a spouse or a child or an aunt or a grandfather. It could be the loss of the family pet. Perhaps you are mourning … Continue reading

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