Category Archives: Positive Thinking

Some days call for pretty pictures.

Each sunset brings an opportunity to reflect on the day’s beauty. Find the beauty. It’s there!    

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I choose Faith

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Out with January!

Extreme – that sums this week up.  From 30 below windchill this week to 60 and sunny today. Like life – unpredictable! So, you learn to find the beauty in whatever it throws your way. I enjoyed the sun on … Continue reading

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Coffee & Encouragement

I am loving that the new year is off to a fresh, clean start. Focus your thoughts on the good and the good yet to happen. Today, friends, I encourage you to focus on the future!

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What does that word mean to you? Does it evoke fear or excitement? To me, it sounds like a great prospect for fun. Definitely memories & stories to tell. Friends, my wish for you (and my hope for me) is … Continue reading

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I concede.

I had such hopes.I kept the faith. My hopes fell like the autumn leaves. No Indian Summer this fall for Central Illinois. But faith is knowing the sun will shine again … despite snow in November! Even Bubbles decided to … Continue reading

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Falling back

The beautiful season of autumn lets your senses sail away.  Fall in the country has it’s very own smell. The trick is to breathe deeply and notice it! Reminisce a bit, then brush your hands off, and appreciate each beautiful … Continue reading

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Counting my fall blessings

October in Illinois – the flowers are telling the evergreens to wait their turn! The Sunken Garden in Forest Park, Shelbyville, is just getting warmed up. The bees are still abuzz. It’s harvest time, after all. Things from the past … Continue reading

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A simple lesson

Love the ones that encourage you to bloom. Hibiscus-growing credit: My Mom! Friends, I wish you a blooming good start to your week.

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