Add All of Your Blog Posts to August's Open Thread

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Dive Into Your Memories with August's NaBloPoMo

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Create Memories with August's NaBloPoMo

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NaBloPoMo August 2014 Badges

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Tangled Tuesday No. 16

Well, this week I hit the 500 posts milestone on Ten Thousand Tangles. ...more

Need a Smile?

You will smile inspite of yourself at theses  humourous BIRD MEMES.  A BIT TOO MUCH?  GREAT CAMOUFLAUGE...more

Missing 3.

  My last post was on the 13th. I missed a few days. This life of mine....The post I wanted to do was prompted by Victor Hugo's: "Intelligence is the wife, imagination is the mistress and memory is the servant". This prompt fed into the next one which asked the question, does time heal all wounds? Then yesterday's prompt was about my readiness for Back to School. ...more

Some questions on self-image

What if you suddenly discovered that some long-held, deeply ingrained, negative belief about yourself was a complete and utter lie? What if for one moment you chose to see yourself the way others saw you, instead of through your own jaded, judgmental eyes and preconceived notions? What if every time you were prepared to automatically say I can't, you choked off those words and instead declared I'll try? How would it change your life? Please share your thoughts... ...more

Happiness Depends on Perception

Even on bleak days, there are certain facts that I stand on. I am alive, healthy, not living on the street but in a large old, quirky house, with acres of gardens, trees and meadows. I am still married after almost 35 years with 9 healthy, successful adult kids and 5 grandkids.  I am loved by my family and God, even if I drive them crazy with my eccentricity. I have a computer, two hands with all my fingers to type...more

Honouring Great Writers…and Old Friends

I have not figured what is going on but seven  long time blogging friends who happen to be great Catholic writers all clicked on my blog today.That fact reminded me that even though I created an award for Catholic writers, I only gave it out to 3 people! SOO, I am passing on this award to connect with old, neglected friends by honouring their commitment to writing about the truth, articulately but also with love....more

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Today's Gratitude List - Linkup No. 42

This has been quite a week, hasn't it? Though my own personal corner of the world is fine at the moment, it sure does seem as though the news has been exceptionally full of sadness and strife over the past little while. Perhaps that's all the more reason to take a few minutes to stop and focus on gratitude... even, in some cases, for the blessings that come in spite of the bad. ...more

Listen to the Children: Mutual Respect

No matter what our occupation, we tend to think that our work, our agenda is important. It is almost in our nature to let ambition and drive push other people to the fringes of our awareness while we toil in an isolated bubble of self-importance. There are many methods that can shake us out of this selfish obsession but for me as a mother, it was my children.“Mum, mum! Come see what I made!”“Can you read me a book?”“I tried and tried but it just won’t stay together.”...more