Say It

The Choice is Ours

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"New year—a new chapter, new verse, or just the same old story?
    Ultimately we write it.
    The choice is ours."

     ----- Alex Morritt

Here we are . . . 2020!
Let's choose wisely.

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New year, new look!  
I'm debuting my fresh, new blog banner today.  
(Thanks, Vicki . . . for helping me come up with such a special, fun look.)


Something to Think About

It's Friday.
And I'm in a hurry.
So I thought I'd send us all into the weekend with these words from a very smart man:

"If time travel is possible, where are the tourists from the future?"
  ---Stephen Hawking

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Thoughts?

Enjoy the weekend -- and I'll see you back here on Monday.

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Don't forget to check out my stash giveaway for this month!  The deadline for comments is next Tuesday, October 1 at 5:00 pm Eastern.

 


Wise Words on a Friday

"Today's goal:  Be careful not to sleepwalk through the only life you have.  Wake up.  Blink hard.  Stretch.  Keep moving."
                                                        --- Maggie Smith (the poet, not the dowager)

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Wise words!

Have a great weekend, and I'll see you on Monday with this month's Stash Giveaway.


The Truth of It

There was probably a time in my life . . . before I had cancer, surely . . . when I might've been upset at the thought of turning 60.  Or, at least, felt melancholy and pensive about it.

But now?

I say . . . BRING IT!  MORE BIRTHDAYS!!!!

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Tomorrow, when I wake up to my first day as a 60-year-old, I don't anticipate feeling any different or looking any different or acting any different than I do today -- my last day as a 59-year-old.

I plan to fling my arms wide to embrace the day . . . and enjoy every moment that comes my way.

Because living to celebrate another birthday is a gift.
And I am so happy to be here.

"I decided if you're lucky enough to be alive, you should use each birthday to celebrate what your life is about."
                    ---Mary Steenburgen

 


And We're Back . . .

"The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause."
                                    ---Mark Twain

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Beginning the week . . . 

rested
refreshed
ready-to-go

(but not entirely thrilled with the time change).  

How about you?

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The stained glass windows in my bathroom are glorious when the sun shines!  That's rare in the wintertime, but oh-so-fabulous when it happens.


Say It . . . On Friday

A thoughtful quote to get you through your weekend . . .

"Life is an echo.  What you send out, comes back.  What you give, you get.  What you see in others, exists in you.  Remember, life is an echo.  It always gets back to you.  So, give goodness."
                                    ---Zig Ziglar

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See you Monday!


Au Revoir, 2018!

"For last year's words belong to last year's language.  And next year's words await another voice."
                                                                --- T.S. Eliot

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Happy New Year, my friends.

Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2019.


Sometimes Mondays

. . . look like a mirror.

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"Like water which can clearly mirror the sky and the trees only so long as its surface is undisturbed, the mind can only reflect the true image of the Self when it is tranquil and wholly relaxed."
                                                                         --- Indira Davi

 

 


Instrument of Grace

"Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help.  Gardening is an instrument of grace."
                                                                        --- May Sarton

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Gardening is so easy in the spring.  Everything is exploding into green and foliage and colorful blooms.  It's exciting and fresh and new . . . everywhere you look.

In the fall, it's a bit harder.  Enthusiasm wanes.  The garden is tired, dying back, preparing for the dormant season.

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I love my bedraggled, heading-into-dormancy late summer garden, though.  It has a skeletal beauty that can only come from age and wisdom.  Successful young flowers turn into future-thinking seedheads.  Dead stalks shelter overwintering insects.  Spent foliage and grasses become cover for birds and rabbits and other woodland creatures.

Slow circles of nature.

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A garden . . . as an instrument of grace.