Apr 11, 2018

Being Happy

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I just read a good article in Forbes on being happy.  It had practical suggestions:  be with positive people, enjoy moments such as noticing something in nature, get enough sleep, exercise daily, help others, make an effort to be happy.  These are things we can all do.  One of the hardest things for me is to avoid negative, complaining people.  Is it just me, or are they everywhere?!?  That includes, of course, avoiding negative thoughts.  It might take practice, but it is worth it.  Be happy.  On purpose.

Apr 8, 2018


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Loneliness seems to accompany caregiving, whether the care receiver is alive or deceased.  If you are dealing with dementia, there is the loneliness associated with losing, bit by bit, the person you love.  So much energy goes into caregiving, that there can be a large hole left when that role has ended.

Apr 5, 2018


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Is it spring where you live?   Or fall, if in southern hemisphere?  Here it is spring, although one would never know it -- because it is snowing, again, today.  Good moisture.

Mar 22, 2018

Spring is Here

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A sure sign of spring where I live is the return of the robins.  Also here a hallmark of spring are the newborn calves.  So cute, dotting the pastures.  Spring gives us hope.  What is your hope today?

Mar 11, 2018

Dwane's Birthday

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Today is Dwane's birthday.  I purchased flowers yesterday and will take them to his grave today.  I still miss him.  I would love to be able to discuss this current, crazy political situation with him.  He was so well informed and rational.  God bless him in his journey in the afterlife.  

Mar 1, 2018


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"World peace must develop from inner peace." Dalai Lama

I think it is hard to maintain inner peace in our times.  Russia just announced it had a new weapon that could reach anywhere and not be intercepted.  The U.S. has inner strife and discontent among its citizens.  Violence is in the news daily.  Despite that, it is critical that we develop and maintain inner peace.  One way I do that is by managing my inner and outer conversations -- to avoid negativity.