Shine on

Every second I can, I want to enjoy the gorgeous weather we have been experiencing. 


Watching Hurricane Florence’s path makes me count my blessings for our delightful weather, while praying for those affected in the myriad of ways a hurricane can cause damage. Right here in Shelbyville, Illinois – our Shelby Electric Cooperative is sending crews to help with restoration efforts.  Godspeed.


What a summer it has been. It has not been a summer for blogging. It has been a summer of significant change and reflection, coming to terms with change, and always, always, digging deeper for personal strength … while relying on the support and love of family and friends.


The changing of seasons can be a catalyst for a fresh slate.  Why save resolutions to make a better life for January 1? I don’t believe in pretending failures do not happen to each of us.  I do believe in using lessons from failures to grow wiser.  You have to shake the negativity from your head.  You have value and beauty.  Don’t hide it.


Shine on.  Shine for yourself.  Shine for those who deserve and need your light.


About Marla Rose

This blog documents our farm life in central Illinois with photographs, experiences, and a dash of cooking. Pour a cup of coffee and enjoy sharing part of our lives!
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8 Responses to Shine on

  1. Paula Runte’ says:

    I read a great one the other day: ‘either you win or you learn’
    Changed my attitude! Am saying YES to most everything the good Lord throws my way!

  2. Greg Dickinson says:

    I’m so glad your back blogging this one was very special to read, luv your cousin

    Sent from my iPhone


  3. Wendy says:

    Good to see you back my friend. Hope your changes haven’t been too terrible.
    It’s wonderful to see your pictures, and I’m glad you are enjoying the weather. 😊

  4. says:

    As we get older, we can’t wait for January 1st for a clean slate. We have to treat every single day as a clean slate and start afresh. Glad you survived whatever disappointments came your way. I’ve missed a couple of bloggers this summer who didn’t tune in.

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