Tag: choices

Choosing the positive

Jim & I were visiting my parents, in Florida, last week. It was mostly sunny upper 70’s / low 80’s. I was loving it! The day we left we returned to Fuquay with mostly cloudy skies and temperatures in the 50’s. I have a weather app on my computer that lets me instantly see the…
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Financial mistake in your favor, what would you do?

Recently, I was grocery shopping and had put a printer ink cartridge onto the conveyor belt. It was in one of those fancy lock boxes that the cashier needs to open at the register. She opened it and put it in the bag. I asked if she had rung it in and she said, “Yup.”…
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We must have hope

Our church (don’t leave me now, hope is relevant to everyone!) is going through a series about telling your story. The theory being that the things you have done, or have happened to you have brought you to the place you are, and there are probably people who could benefit from knowing your experiences and…
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Things we wish we knew when we were younger

Last night I heard a speaker talking about things they wished they knew when they were younger. It got me thinking. Have you ever pondered that statement? Are there things you wish you had done differently? Would you go back and change some things, if you could? As I thought about it a few things…
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Why am I still eating?

A few months ago, someone was telling me about how the food industry does research to discover the flavors our bodies (or minds) can’t seem to get enough of. Food manufacturer’s seem to create their foods to have scents and tastes that trigger our brains to just keep eating because it smells/tastes soooo good. I…
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We obviously aren’t south enough yet

Winter, in the south, is     interesting.  Some people love to see it snow, while others would prefer it didn’t. I have lived in the south, over varying times in my life for about 19 years.  Counter that with 23 in New York/New England.  Sprinkle in other areas of the country, as well as six years…
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Righteous Anger and Peaceful Protest

I’m sorry, but I do not understand how burning businesses brings Michael Brown back, or even helps prove a point. I understand people are upset about the decision to not charge the police officer.  Was the grand jury acting correctly when they made that decision?  We will never know what truly happened that night.  There…
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Are you too busy?

I recently put out our monthly newsletter, but I have a feeling that our blog readers and newsletter recipients are not the same people. I believe the information in the newsletter is important, so I am going to share it with our blog readers – grin. “The busyness of life undercuts the intimacy of our…
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Looking At A Blue Sky, Sitting Under A Cloud

It has been sunny out, I’m getting ready to sit outside in the sun, and relax. Aaaahhhh, I can just imagine the warmth relaxing my entire body. This is going to be wonderful. I get the chair set up, I’ve put my sun block on, l put on my, very cool, shades and sit down.…
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Personal choice is a matter of personal choice.

I witnessed a little bit of a unhappy discussion yesterday. At the end, one person said it me, “It looked like she wanted to get mad.” Interested phrase, don’t you think? Actually, it’s quite accurate. That person had a choice to make, whether to get mad or not. Perhaps she did want to get mad,…
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