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Archive for August 2015

Avocado From Every Angle

  I’ve started eating better lately. For me that means being more mindful about what I eat and making smarter choices about how I’m fueling my body. That has caused me to look at my food differently……carefully……simply noticing it more and enjoying the entire process. From the preparation to the savoring of each bite. When I cut into the…

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Thanks

This is the 3rd in a series of challenges I am issuing in my Live Like it Matters Challenge. Each week you are challenged to do something to make a positive difference in the lives of those around you, in the place around you, wherever you are. Why?  Because the world needs you and me to…

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Good Day at Brushy Lake

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Today Was a Good Day.” My youngest daughter and I love to hike in the Bankhead National Forest. We especially enjoy it when it’s cooler. This day was a spontaneous outing, It happens frequently because we are only 20 minutes away from the Sipsey Wilderness and the…

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Keep Saying Hello

Last week I challenged you to say hello to 5 strangers. The point of the challenge is for us to become more aware of those around us. I hope it helped you do just that and I encourage you to continue with it. I had a couple of interesting encounters but mostly I say “hey”…

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Fog

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Creepy.” This is the very first photo I snapped on my iPhone. Let me correct that. It’s the first one I kept. The first shot wasn’t focused at all. I tried again and this was the outcome. It’s grainy, but that adds to the feeling of…

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21

Last year I wrote about my 20th wedding anniversary. We almost didn’t make it to 20, but here I am a year later and here we are still making it. Twenty-one years ago in the mountains of Tennessee I said “I do.” I could never have known what I was saying I would do. Almost…

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Say Hello

Today, I’m beginning a new feature on my blog called the “Live Like it Matters Challenge“. Each week I will issue a challenge to you to do something to make a positive difference in the lives of those around you, in the place around you, wherever you are. This challenge is for me, too.  Because…

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Happy Sun

  The beach is a favorite place. The place cleanses my soul. I slow down there. Breathe deeper there. I walk barefoot in the soft sand there. Rest, think, and play there. Though the kids are older they still play in the sand. I do too. I build a sandcastle or sculpt something each year.…

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Grace

“……and life itself is grace.” Frederick Buechner What inspires me? I’ve pondered this and there are thousands of inspirations around me everyday. But the reason for those inspirations is grace. Grace is why we have the things that inspire us. How can a photograph capture the air in my lungs? Or the sound of laughter?…

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