Author: PamHorton

Age is only a number

You’re only as young as you…. How would you finish that sentence? Of course, there can be medical issues that cause people to age, and old age does eventually come to us all. But, given a typical healthy person, what do you consider old?  I remember being devastated the year I turned 30 because, to…
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It’s your choice

In life we make choices daily. Some are minor choices like, what to shoes wear, or what to eat for lunch. Others are major choices like, what career field to follow, or who to marry.  For many people there can be some stress around the major choices. This is to be expected. For some people…
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Non-typical is okay

I recently had an interesting conversation, about marriage, with someone.  They were asking me about finances, control issues, and disagreements. I’m not sure how the conversation got started but it ran the gamut of many things.   They commented that they didn’t really like the idea of the man being the head of the house that…
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Weather Perspective

Jim & I were visiting my parents, in Florida, last week.  It was chilly, 50s/40s.  I wasn’t loving it but, I kept a good attitude about it because in Fuquay, it was in the 30’s while we were gone. The day we left Florida, it was in the 60’s going up to the high 70’s…
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End of year check in

Twelve years ago Tom Rath and Jim Harter of the Gallup organization published a book titled Well-Being: The Five Essential Elements. It’s still relevant today. Their premise is that our well-being – our satisfactory condition of existence or the state of our health, happiness, and prosperity – is related to how we are doing and…
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Peaceful snowfall

Snowfall is so peaceful I was asked to give a brief write up of something I considered to be old fashioned.  My response was… “The older I get the more I dislike that 4 letter “s” word (snow).  But I have to admit, it just doesn’t seem like Christmas without it.  I like a good…
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Out with the old

The end if the year is fast approaching. Now is a great time to consider what you can get rid of, what with the new things that may be coming into your space over the holidays. When you can take the step to part with the stuff you don’t use, then you’ve taken a step…
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Tips to reduce holiday stress

One of my favorite quotes is from #DaveRamsey, when he’s talking about people using credit cards “for emergencies” and they consider buying Christmas presents an “emergency” because they put it off and forgot to save. Seems like Christmas sneaked up on them.  Dave says, “Christmas comes on the same date every year.” No, I’m not going…
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Christmas Music

Have you noticed that some radio stations play non-stop Christmas music from the day after Thanksgiving through the end of Christmas day?  Some of you may think this is fantastic.  I like Christmas songs, but round the clock for a month gets to be a little much for me.  I happen to find a couple…
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Reflecting

My typical Turkey Day used to be crazy busy with cooking and socializing.  So much so that I probably never took the time I should have to truly reflect on the reason for the day.  Thanksgiving is a day to stop our busy lives and reflect on all the blessings we have and be truly…
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