T.G.I.F. – Gratitude Friday

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My Top Three for the Week:

3.)  An exhilarating run on an exceptionally warm October evening, followed by a hot shower, a bowl of popcorn, a glass of A&W, and watching an episode of Castle. The ingredients for a perfect evening. :)

2.)  Finally, after several years, finding strength to truly forgive myself for a mistake, allowing the healing process to begin.

1.)  Time spent with my beautiful granddaughter and the joy, innocence, and heart-melting moments she brings to my life.

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Carpe diem, friends. Truly seize and live this day.

What tops your gratitude list this week?

Compassionate Living

Asking someone how they’re doing makes one look compassionate and caring. Taking the time to listen to the answer, no matter what the answer is, means one is compassionate and caring.

Today, may we all strive to live compassionately and truly care about one another.

Compassion Is The Greatest From Motivational Love Quotes

Carpe Diem

 

Timeout Tuesday

Monday is over (though in truth, I’ve never minded Monday’s), and it’s time to take a breather before beginning your Tuesday. Happy Tuesday my friends! :)

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“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”
— Albert Camus
Carpe Diem

T.G.I.F. – Gratitude Friday

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The Week’s Top Three:

3.)  Completing the first draft of my book Shear Madness, which I began in Camp Nano this past July, and beginning to loosely plan the second in the series, Brush with Death, for NaNoWriMo next month.

2.)  That first sweet, juicy, crunchy bite of a Honeycrisp apple on a fall day. Mmmmmm…they are the best! :)

1.)  My son calling so happy to tell me that they just closed on their first house, asking if we wanted to come and see it that evening, and my baby granddaughter getting so excited when she saw papa and grandma pull in the driveway of her new home. Melted my heart then and there. :)

What tops your list this week?

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”  – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Timeout Tuesday

 I took a timeout from the busyness of life yesterday to work on–and complete–the first draft of a new novel, Shear Madness. Hallelujah! :) Now to breathe in the sweetness of that accomplishment with a little bit of God’s handiwork.

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“To go out with the setting sun on an empty beach is to truly embrace your solitude.” -Jeanne Moreau

Carpe Diem

T.G.I.F. – Gratitude Friday

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The week’s top three:

3.)  When I click on the Publish button to publish a blog post and that beautiful pop-up appears that says “No writing errors were found.” Simple joy! :)

2.)  The beauty of color – purple ink on white paper, the brilliant pinks, reds and oranges of a sunrise, the bright blue of a clear sky, the purity of the white clouds dotting that blue sky.

1.)  That feeling of immense freedom that comes from releasing every care, every burden to Him, knowing He will work all for good. His will, not mine, be done.

What tops your list for the week?

“We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction.”  — Harry A. Ironside

Carpe Diem

Timeout Tuesday

For just a moment, leave the clatter and noise of the world behind and walk with me through the serene beauty of God’s blessings.

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 “In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.”

— John Muir
Carpe Diem